Monday, October 22, 2012

Don't Flush It!

Today I had to visit the "ladies room" while we were at a basketball booster meeting.

Even though the season hasn't even started the first door I opened revealed a toilet crammed full of toilet paper with yellow tinted water.

Oh, loverly...

As I moved to the next stall over and proceeded to attend to the business that initially lead me to enter the bathroom, I noticed the sign that hangs inside of every women's restroom in every bathroom stall across the nation:

"PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH TAMPONS OR PADS.  
THEY WILL PLUG UP OUR TOILETS.  
THANK YOU."

And I suddenly had an epiphany:  I bet that not one single woman who had to help their dad dig up the sewer line after they flushed a "flushable" tampon, and thus discover the tampon/pad at the end of the long line of toilet paper and other unmentionable products was indeed "flushable" but not exactly degradable EVER places their feminine hygiene products in those toilets.

You see, my sisters and I only made that mistake one time.

Each.

My dad is a very long suffering man.


7 comments:

Dawn Castor said...

And I'll bet he is thrilled to be the topic of that post! Bwahaha!!

Paula said...

Never ever ever again.

Anonymous said...

Only the girls with a septic system really know. You tell 'em girl.
msj

mommamindy said...

After growing up in the country with septic/well water, the THRILLS of going to college included CITY WATER and CITY SEWER. Nobody counting the squares of toilet paper I used and nobody timing the showers. Oh, the bliss of city living!

Crazy Sister said...

Wow. I would never even consider flushing something like that. It just doesn't seem right.

Taylor said...

Wait? You can't flush them?

Megan said...

Woah. I'm strangely incapable of going against signage and rules and thus have never flushed a tampon but I had no idea that would result if I did. Whew, that was a close one!