Friday, April 10, 2009

Plumbing/Blonde Moment

Disclaimer: I'm going to give you fair warning that I am not the best writer in the world. So if bad punctuation and grammar ticks you off..............Well too bad because there is bound to be some in here. ;)

I can't believe that I'm actually going to post this, but I'm bored and needed something write about. So here you go.

A while back I had a plumbing problem. I normally take my showers at night so that my hair will be dry in the morning. It was Thursday night and I took my shower like normal, but the bath tub wouldn't drain. (This didn't surprise me since my roommate and I both have long hair). So I went to work the next morning complaining that my bath tub was clogged. One of the girls at work told me that she always just pours bleach down her drain and it eats away the hair. So I went home that night and poured bleach down my drain.

**stop laughing this isn't the funny part yet**.

Of course the next morning it was still plugged, only now I couldn't poor anything else in it due to the fact that the bleach was still in it and you can't mix chemicals. Now I had another problem. How was I going to take a shower? So I did what any normal person would do, I improvised. I washed my hair in the kitchen sink. Then I decided that I really needed to shave so I sat on one corner of the sink with my legs going over both sinks to the other side. (I pretty much took a bath in it) I did this all weekend long.

**hey I like to be clean, what can I say**

Monday morning I got up and the bathtub had finally drained so I turned the water on to see if it had completely unclogged, but it hadn't so now I had water in the tub again. Since there wasn't any chemicals in it anymore I poured some stuff called EasyFlo down it. As soon as I poured it in, smoke started coming up out of the drain and it smelled like burnt hair. I immediately started praying that the stuff wouldn't eat holes in my plumbing. I just sat there and watched thinking soon everything would drain. Not a chance. I had to leave to pick up a co-worker to taker her to work, but I was worried about leaving with this stuff still in my pipes since the directions said to immediately run cold water for 5 minutes after the drain was unclogged. So I went and picked up Dee, ran her to work, explained my situation to my boss, and then hurried home.

On the way home I received a phone call from my best friend. She told me that they had had a clog and they'd had to use the whole bottle of EasyFlo at once to get it to work. Now being the dingy person I am I decided to take her advice. I went in and finished pouring the whole bottle down my drain. I waited, and waited, and waited, and nothing happened. By this time I realize that I'm going to have to suck it up and call a plumber. So that is what I did.

About two hours later they show up. I began explaining the whole problem to the guys and one of them tells the other to go out and get some tools. He then proceeds to go to the tub. He looks down and then looks at me and asks "So does the drain stop on the tub work?" I told him "Yes" He flips the little drain stop knob and everything drained. He then turned to me (trying not to laugh) and said "that will be $65.00". He was joking of course. In fact he didn't even charge me a trip charge (I think that he just wanted to get out of there so that he could laugh his head off).

Now you know just how dingy I can be. I did learn some things out of this though. First, my legs are the exact length of my two kitchen sinks (did I tell you that I was kind of short?). Second, never listen to people at work for plumbing advice. Last but not least, ALWAYS check the plug first.


  1. BWAHAHAHA! That sounds like something I would do!


  2. That is FABULOUS! You crack me up!

  3. Woot, I thought it was one of the bodies we buried last summer floating to the top! :)

  4. LOL Bronsont: Nope those are still safely buried.