You don't know this about me, but I have a way with toilets.
Gimme a toilet and I can make it overflow without even trying. I think:
(a) I have an uncanny knack for choosing the *one* toilet on the verge of malfunction and
(b) there are a lot of people in this world who aren't getting nearly enough fiber
Over the years I've had toilets overflow on me at school, at friend's houses, at gas stations and restaurants. Generally speaking it's not my fault...but you know how humiliating it is to have to tell someone their toilet is gushing sewage all over their floor. They automatically think it's you are the one with the fiber deficiency.
It's kinda like going into a public restroom where the air is toxic. You assume whomever just left made the stink, and if it's still present when YOU are leaving, the next person thinks its you. Just the way it is...doesn't make it right, but that's the rules we live by.
I've learned to always make sure I'm completely put back together before trying to flush, just in case I need to make a quick escape from an encroaching tidal wave. You can't run very well with pants around your ankles, just in case you were wondering.
I've also learned that when you can't stop the rising water, you should turn the water supply off at the back of the tank.
I'm back on the exercise bandwagon. My goal is to go to the gym every day in January. I usually go over lunch so I have my evenings free. As part of this new health kick, I've been drinking a lot more water -- which of course means I've been visiting the restroom much more frequently.
So today at the gym I did my business before leaving the locker room -- and don't you know I picked the wrong stall. I flushed and the water kept coming up...and up...and UP.
There happened to be a plunger beside the toilet (coincidence? I think not) so I quickly try plunging the dang thing.
It didn't work.
I turn the water supply off and head toward the office but there's no one there. It's only staffed a couple hours a day, and they're not due back until late afternoon/evening.
What to do? What are my moral obligations here?
I'm embarrassed to say I ignored the mess and did my thing on the elliptical.
I did lock the stall door before going on my merry way. How bad is that?