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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:28 PM
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My toilets just overflowed and the whole house smells of sewer.
and I'm thinking poor me - can't get anyone in to fix it until tomorrow or maybe Monday.

Now, I'm thinking about those poor people in Iraq - many of them don't even have a home anymore, thanks to Bush, let alone a sewer line to plug up.

I realize how lucky I am to live in America. There are worse things than a plugged up toilet.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:30 PM
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1. Whew! It smells like Bush in here! n/t
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:35 PM
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3. Don't I wish this could happen to him!!!! Can't you see the headlines
'Something smells in the White House'
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:35 PM
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2. If I were you, I'd
try to stay with friends, family, or at a hotel tonight. Good luck.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:38 PM
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4. Just found out my new neighbor is a plumber. Talk about luck!!!
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:32 PM
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22. That is lucky!! n/t
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:39 PM
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5. I had a similar experience a few weeks back, where a toilet overflowed
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 08:40 PM by Emit
for waaaay too long and we had sewage leaking downstairs through a light fixture -- like a classic scene from that silly movie, The Money Pit. And, I had the exact same thoughts that you describe -- my mind went straight to folks in Iraq, just as you detail -- and I thought, "Buck up! Emit, there are worse things in life to be concerned about." I think it helps to put these annoyances of modern life into perspective when we imagine ourselves in other peoples' shoes, so to speak.

Good luck, by the way.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:56 PM
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6. Now you know what it's like to be married to Rick Santorum.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:10 PM
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7. Is he a plumber?
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:11 PM
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8. Nope, just a shit.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:35 PM
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23. .
:rofl:
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RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:42 PM
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27. I know that's right!!
:spray:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:13 PM
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9. Maybe this song will help lift your spirits
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 09:14 PM by derby378
I think it dates back to at least the 1930s, and comes from the UK:

Theyre moving father's grave to build a sewer.
They're moving it regardless of expense.
They're shifting his remains
To put in nine-inch drains
To irrigate some plush bloke's residence.

Now what's the use in having a religion,
If when you're dead your troubles never cease?
If some rich city chap
Wants a pipeline for his crap,
He doesn't let a workman sleep in peace.

Now father in his life was not a quitter,
I don't suppose he'll be a quitter now.
Cause when the job's complete,
He'll haunt that sewer sweet,
And they'll only pull the chain when he'll allow.

Oh, won't there be some bleeding consternation;
And won't them city toffs begin to rave!
It's more than they deserve:
They had the bloody nerve
To muck about a British workman's grave!

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:35 PM
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13. I hadn't thought about that song for years!
I always heard it as "Willie's grave" though. It's a favorite of trad jazz bands these days.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:31 PM
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16. The only one I remember is 'What Cheer'
Last night down our alley came a toff
Nice ole geezer with a nasty cough!

Sees my missus takes his topper off
in a very gentlemanly way!

Oh,those pearlies!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:14 PM
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10. i bet thats what the inside of the Faux "news" studio smells like.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:15 PM
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11. toilets? more than one overflowed at the same time?
that seems odd.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:18 PM
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14. Toilets - They are backed up to one another.
The bathtub filled and over flowed and so did my shower. It was a GD mess. BTW - New neighbor fixed it. It was a root from the huge ficus tree in his yard.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:46 PM
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17. are you on city sewers, or do you have a septic tank?
we recently moved into our current house, and it's the first time i've had a septic tank.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:50 PM
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18. City sewer !!!!!!
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:25 PM
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12. I feel your pain...
My dog has the silent farts tonight. I'm sure your house smells better...
Duckie
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:21 PM
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15. Dear Mrs. Pelosi, I Know a Great Plumber...


; )

All kidding aside, sorry to hear that; that sucks.

- Dave
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:01 AM
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19. O that is so inconvenient. So glad to hear you will have
access to a plumber on Monday.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:11 AM
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20. My heart goes out to you. My sister suffered the same thing this summer
It was the city's fault..long story, but about 50 people on her street had the same thing. Anywhere from 1 inch to 3 feet of sewage in their basements.

How deep was it?

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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:49 AM
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21. That is some deep shit, n/t
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:37 PM
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24. Many in America don't have homes either
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 05:38 PM by Baby Snooks
And most of them don't have homes thanks to Bush. And in the case of New Orleans, thanks to Pelosi.
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:37 PM
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25. A version of this happened to me a few years ago.
And, I have to admit, you are a much better person than I am. :yourock:
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:38 PM
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26. Shit
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