Saturday, March 15, 2008

Don't do this!


Feeling a littlewith all my free time anxious lately I decided to clean out the junk cabinet which are overflowing with meds. Like I have time on my hands. Some of the meds dated to early 2000! Conversation s.c. and I have while getting ready for dinner.

Me: "hey honey, there's something wrong with the sink".

S.C. "what"?

Me: "it's backing up". immediatly wondering if I could be responsible, but quickly realize not possible.

S.C. as he saunters over and asks "what did you put in it"?

Me: "nothing, but I did dump the expired meds down the garbage disposal". I could feel his eyes buring a hole in the back of my head.

S.C. in his stern authoritive voice "you. never. put. anything. but. food. down. the. disposal".
Me: ignoring him "do we have any draino"?

S.C. "yeah" with a heavy sigh.

An hour later the water was still standing.

Me: "should I get the plunger"?

S.C. Ignoring me.. "what is this orange stuff floating"? As he dumps the rest of the draino down the drain.
Me: "oh, that, umm I dumped the Metamucil down the drain. But I did run the water". Like that would matter...of course it was enough Metamucil to service an entire country for the next 20 years!

S.C. "oh this is gonna cost us".

Well, he wasn't kidding. He quickly googled "dumping Metamucil down the drain" and shared with me what he discovered. Not only do you not pour Metamucil down the drain but if you by chance were stupid enough and did, you never EV-ER pour draino down it(we were cracking up) and NEVER use a plunger! We both just laughed our asses off. Thank g-d we didn't fetch the plunger. The plumber who by the way earns what the neurologists I'm placining out of med school earn AND THEY MAKE A BOAT LOAD was here for one hour (that's right--one hour) and charged us $320.00. The parts were $12.00! What a costly lesson......not laughing now.....ouch!

18 comments:

Sharie said...

YIKES! That's a tuff lesson, but at least you have a nice clean cupboard:)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

OMG!!!!!
I can't believe how much it cost you..
Have a Great SUnday..
And don't clean out the med. cabinet agian..LOL..

Sophie's Mom said...

Dang, plumbers are paid well in your neck of the woods! I thought maybe you dumped FM's Viagra in there, and the pipes got too stiff for water to pass...

Oh, how silly am I? It's 3am, and I'm editing wedding pics that I have to have done by morning. Silly me.

I never realized you couldn't do that, so thanks for the info!

Marla said...

Yikes, good to know. Hope today is a cheaper day for you! :)

mommy24treasures said...

my hubby is always yelling about what NOT to put in the disposal too...
Boy plumbers are expensive aren't they?

Yoli said...

Oh Rony, I am laughing so hard I am crying. You two are like Ricky and Lucy.

E. said...

HA HA HA!!! That is SO funny. A few years ago my sister was trying to be a good daughter and bought my parents roses to welcome them home from a 3 week trip to Asia. She trimmed the stems of 24 roses and threw them down the disposal INSISTING they would "dispose."
I spent the next hour reading the DO-IT-HERSELF book figuring out how to take apart a kitchen sink to fetch the stringy flowers which had backed up the sink to the point of overflow.
We ended up calling in a paternal buddy for re-enforcements at (11 p.m.) because we had to leave for the airport to fetch them and there was nothing worse than tired, angry, jet-lagged parents coming home to a smelly house with a kitchen sink overflowing with green gunk. At least the flowers were pretty.

kerri said...

Sorry, but I am laughing so hard I'm almost crying!!
Hope you got butt crack for $320.00, LOL.
No meatamucil down the drain, who would have guessed, you guys are just hilarious,Love ya! wink!

Nancy said...

Ironic how something that helps clean out your pipes would clog the other pipes.
YIKES!!!!

Kathryn said...

That's funny!!! (Not the price part the metamucil part) We have had our share of pricy plumbers!!! I'm definitely in the wrong profession.
Look how much that girl made fooling around with Eliot Spitzer.
Plumbers and hookers making more than neurologists go figure!!!!

Steffie B. said...

I am laughing so hard....I'm sorry....hope the guy was a hottie for $320 an hour! lol

Amyesq said...

And unlike the neuros, the plumbers don't have any student loans! I often lament this fact and fantasize about what I should have become when I pay my law school loans.

Reminds me of the time in college I dumped all the old flour down the sink. Hello, paste anyone? Hopefully your drain is back in tip-top shape soon.

Noemi said...

This is waaaaayyyyy tooo funny! I agree for $320 you should of at least seen a butt crack! LOL

cougchick said...

Way to go! The metamucil and the drano was making me LOL.
I'm sure you could think of many other ways you could have blown that $300 bucks.

sheryl said...

Okay, I am sorry for the hit on your pocketbook, but this is some funny stuff!!!! I had to stop and wipe up the coffee that sprayed out of my mouth. :D

Thanks for the little tip, I am sure I will always remember this when I look at a bottle of metamucil! LOL Which reminds me, my medicine cabinet is probably due for some purging too...

Sheryl

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Who woulda guessed? Not me.
I used to have an irresponsible roommate who would drain her fishtank water (gravel included) into my garbage disposal. I, too, paid the price.

Cindy from central NC said...

oh no!!!!!Silly silly goose!

Ha, what am i saying?....I woulda probably done the same thing but we don't even have a garbage disposal bc (1) Ed, the environmental scientist and planet-protector is firmly opposed to what it does (the contents) to the sewer systems (creates clogs that spill into water table) and (2) our town just outlawed them!

But...if i had one, i woulda done the same thing!!

Sorry..! :0

cindy

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh My Gosh! Who knew?????????? Please forgive me for laughing.... sometimes you have to or you will cry....
Want to come over and watch I Love Lucy with me????? The only thing is, we need an Ethel because we are both LUCY! hehee