15 October, 2006

Note to self:

When Chickie says he's flushed something down the toilet, clarify exactly what it is that he's talking about.


Chickie went to the toilet and said "I flushed mumble mumble down the toilet"
Me "What did you flush?"
Chickie "That" and points to the toilet paper holder
Me (stupidly assuming) "Toilet paper? That's ok"

Turns out that, no it wasn't toilet paper, it was the cardboard tube bit in the middle. And yes, the toilet is backed up a bit. Of course it's now a Sunday so getting a plumber out will not only cost an arm and a leg, but a kidney, three fingers, two toes and an ear.

J's about to have a go at it with the plunger - wish us luck!

Update: Looks like the plunger's done the trick. A very good thing, since I really didn't want to get a plumber out on a Sunday!


Carmelo said...

Good luck, just be glad the source of the blockage is something as nice as a Loo roll...

Steve said...

Reminds me of the time my young niece put too much paper in the toilet of the boat I had years ago.

If you've ever had to pull a marine toilet apart in a confined space you'll know what a horrible job it is.

fairscape said...


At least he told you before some one tried to flush something...er... more significant.

R2K said...

: )