16 March 2016

A cautionary tale for anyone...

...contemplating "down and dirty" trench warfare...

"I took a pliers and grabbed each one as it emerged from the pipe, but they held on like grim death. Some were tangled four or five in a bundle. I was required to return the machine as clean as I'd found it, so they all had to be yanked from the cables. They fought like Japanese army holdouts in a cave."
Truly, a life-changing moment... a bell that cannot be unrung.


Bill Elder said...

"Out they came. The feminine pennants snapped in the breeze from the yardarm stay of my drain augur cable. Dracula's teabags. <> Tampons emerged like an army on the march"

Well we don't get excited when it
Crumbles 'n' breaks
We just get on the phone
And call up some Flakes
They rush on over
'N' wreck it some more
'N' we are so dumb
They're linin' up at our door
Well, the toilet went crazy
Yesterday afternoon
The plumber he says
"Never flush a lampoon!"
This great information
Cost me half a week's pay
And the toilet blew up
Later on the next day ay-eee-ay

(Frank Zappa from "Flakes")

Neo Conservative said...

i remember the first time i had a blocked main drain. i foolishly opened the access pipe (which was under pressure) and got a liquid shit shower.

fortunately i did not have my mouth open at that moment.

still, you gotta do what you gotta do.