Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Where Have All the Plungers Gone?

We had some guys come in and work on the outside canopy of our store a couple days ago. Since our bathroom is permanently out of order, we were nice enough to let these guys use the bathroom as they needed it.

Big mistake.
Please tell me how someone (besides a child), doesn't know how to use a plunger?
After one of the guys asked for the key to the bathroom, he went in and came right back out saying there was a problem in there and that it wasn't him. He then promptly left the store.
I, naturally, was elected to go in there.
As I suspected, some asshole clogged the toilet, which was bad enough, but then this fucking idiot stuck the plunger in upside down to try to get it unclogged.
Yes, that's right, the wooden stick of the plunger was stuffed into the toilet. And left there.
I just don't understand this. Was he trying to shove something even further down in there? Or did he just not really understand how a goddamn plunger works?
I was so disgusted that I left it in there for the next shift to clean up. Yeah, I know, I'm shitty, but someone else should feel my pain every day besides me.
I guess this is one of life's greatest mysteries. Who would do that to a poor plunger? Or maybe I'm the idiot and there's some new way to unclog a toilet that I've never heard of?
Someone help me out here.


  1. I'm pretty sure you did the right thing there. Plunger removal is a delicate operation which should be performed by the weasel who stuck it in there in the first place. The 2nd option is always to leave it for the next shift if said weasel cannot be located. ;)

  2. We have this problem.I don't call a plumber.I don't use s plunger either (Infact I really dont know from where I can buy a Plunger).I simply buy 2 kg of Caustic soda and dump it in the closet. It will remain there overnight and the problem solved in the morning.But Caustic soda should be handled carefully.

  3. Gross!! What a dickhead. I'd have put the offending plunger into the seat of their work truck, still dripping.

    On the subject of clogged toilets, I can recommend a method that (amazingly) works every single time.
    Take some dish soap (Dawn, Joy, Palmolive, etc.) and put about 1/2 a cup down into the drain of the toilet. Then, take a big bucket or bowl (at least 2 gal.) and fill it up. Stand directly over the toilet drain, and pour the water into the drain, not all at once, but not too slowly either. I have NO idea how, but I swear to Christ that shit works every single freaking time. It's the weirdest thing ever!



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