"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Monday, October 18, 2010

And then the toilet exploded



I was at school today and I had to use the ladies' room.

I flushed and stepped out of the stall.

And the toilet exploded.

All right. Not literally. But after it flushed this literal geyser of water ka-plooshed! into the air. Like 3 feet.

If I had been any closer I would have gotten drenched.

Not a good thing when you are a TA/grad student, wearing a skirt at school over an hour away from your closest change of clothes.

It was the strangest noise I'd ever heard.

I spun around and there was water everywhere.

Now I wanted to be nice, and it had flushed before exploding, so the water was all clean. So I mopped off the seat and then realized I had to flush it once more. so I hit the lever and jumped back. But it happily flushed with no explosion.


And that is my TMI story for the day :D


Erin said...

Yikes! Glad it didn't literally explode. Like in the Lethal Weapon movies. That would have been crazy!

aLmYbNeNr said...

That is freaky! What a random thing to happen! I'm glad it was clean water and you didn't get drenched LOL!

Darby Karchut said...

I laughed so hard coffee came out my nose!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

1st - that toilet is gross.

2nd - here's a funny story:

Once our family went to eat at chilis (this was a few years ago so were were all adults)

My brother went to the bathroom - when he returned, the back of his shrit was sopping wet. Apparently he flushed the urinal and then turned to wash his hands at the sink. Which is when the urinal decided to turn on a firehouse of water and douse him.

Unbelieving, my Dad went to check it out and was able to verify the story.

Good times.

Mia said...

BEST EXPLODING TOILET STORY EVER. You TOTES kept your calm too. I wouldn't have. I probaby would have run away and called for backup.

Dangerous With a Pen said...


Sorry that happened. Glad you didn't get wet!


Tempo said...

I would have left quickly without looking back...
'Who, me? No, I've got no idea. It was like that when I got here'

catherine said...

Yikes! That had to suck. I must admit it was the title of the post that got my attention! Good work :)

AchingHope said...

ohmygoodness.... That is ridiculous.

VW: calingly, the way a wet shirt/skirt/sock clings to you