We live in a duplex, which means that we have a common wall with our next door neighbor. Whenever anyone next door runs the garbage disposal, I can hear it in my kitchen.
Last night, not too long after I a) noticed that *someone* forgot to flush the toilet in the kids’ bathroom, and b) flushed it for them, and c) saw, too late, that there was not a flushable wipe but an actual cloth-like diaper wipe going down, I was doing the dishes and heard the neighbor turn on his disposal.
It went on.
And, then we left to go get Sophie, and when we came back it was still going.
I thought about a few things. I thought that maybe he died or was in some sort of distress and I ought to go check on him. (He’s perhaps 23, a college kid, but you never know.) Then I thought that we’d plugged up the main sewer line with that diaper wipe and I thought that I’d better never tell ANYONE that I accidentally flushed that wipe. If I’d thought about it and realized that there was a chance of me getting stuck with a scary big plumber’s bill, I’d have totally grabbed it out. But, I didn’t.
Then, I thought that maybe he’d killed someone and was stuffing them down the disposal. Just before I put the girls in the bath, it stopped. With the brief exception of my kitchen drain kind of urping up at me until I ran my own garbage disposal, there was no sign of a clogged main line.
I began writing this last night, but fell asleep. As of now there are no problems.
I’m thinking this is all pretty much pointless now, thankfully. I do have a question though.
Am I the only parent of a toddler who’s had to get a small wad of clean toilet paper off the roll and use it to move the used tp in the toilet that is covering up said toddler’s poop? Once she was able to see it, all was right with her world, but before I helped her out, she was having a total panic attack.