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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Clogging toilets and sounding like my father
So clogging toilets is a genetic thing. Hey my brother and I used to clog toilets and his kids do too. One day I was watching my nephew Aloysius and my niece Hortencia because their parents were off somewhere doing who knows what. Hortencia and I were doing crafts at the kitchen table and Aloysius was watching TV. So I thought he was watching TV until I hear him yell, “Auntie, Auntie the toilet’s broke.” I walk down to the bathroom with Hortencia running behind me. What she was 3 and had little legs and she needs to see everything that’s going on. I walk into the bathroom to see him standing against the wall with just his shirt on looking at all the water in the toilet. The water was up to the rim and there was nothing else in the toilet but water. I grab the plunger and start plunging and he says you’re doing it wrong. Really I’m the queen of clogging toilets and your dad is king. As I stand there plunging, I start telling him the same exact lecture I got as a kid. If you poop you flush, then wipe then flush again and wipe and flush again if needed.
That’s when I realized that I sounded just like my dad. I was like so maybe it’s not a genetic thing, but more of a kid thing. But it seems like everyone blames everything genetics it seems like.