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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:59 PM

Americans coping with coronavirus are clogging toilets with wipes and T-shirts

The all-caps message on the new sign that went up in Redding, California, after the coronavirus came to town could not be any clearer: ONLY FLUSH TOILET PAPER.

It made its debut last week on the corner of Smile Place and Russell Street after a desperate soul clogged one of the city’s sewer lines by wiping with pieces of shredded T-shirt — and flushing them down the toilet, the city confirmed.

Quick work by members of the city’s Department of Public Works averted what could have been a smelly disaster, officials there said.

“The sewer line that had plugged up last week was not substantially different than any other sewer blockage from people flushing products that they aren’t supposed to, just that it was during the toilet paper shortage and was intentionally flushed in lieu of traditional toilet paper,” Ryan Bailey, assistant director of public works, said in an email to NBC News. “The item was specifically cut T-shirts.”

What happened in Redding is not an anomaly.

There have been reports of sewage systems and toilets clogging across the country as Americans faced with a shortage of toilet paper have resorted to using baby wipes, paper towels, napkins and tissues — and flushing them away.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/americans-coping-coronavirus-are-clogging-toilets-wipes-t-shirts-n1168706


My god people are dumb.

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Reply Americans coping with coronavirus are clogging toilets with wipes and T-shirts (Original post)
Initech Mar 2020 OP
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #1
IADEMO2004 Mar 2020 #4
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #7
Doreen Mar 2020 #2
Pantagruel Mar 2020 #3
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #5
Initech Mar 2020 #9
Harker Mar 2020 #6
2naSalit Mar 2020 #8
47of74 Mar 2020 #10

Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:03 PM

1. Who the fuck uses t-shirts?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:26 PM

4. We all will soon. Family sized diaper buckets. Start your day washing t-shirt squares. S-T-T-S-S

S-T-T-S-S = Shitty-Toilet-T Shirt-Squares

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:40 PM

7. Lol..indeed.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:18 PM

2. OMG! My mother said that a good part of thos country has an IQ of 80.

I told her she was being very generous.

What stupid fuck thinks that is going to work? All those stay sanitized folk are going to be very upset when their toilets back up onto the floor.

Hell people, you do not even flush wipes even if they say flushable. They still aren't kind to the sewer pipes.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:24 PM

3. 63 million Americans

enshrined their stupidity by voting for Trump.This shouldn't surprise anyone.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:26 PM

5. As if we had to wonder WHO elected Trump...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:53 PM

9. MAFA - make America flush again!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:26 PM

6. The stupidity also lies with hoarders.

The "I've got mine, fuck you" folks cause desperation.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:50 PM

8. What? They're alrady out of TP?

WTF? They just bought three yeas' worth each and now they are already on to the Tshurts?

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 04:32 PM

10. I got a bidet and enough TP to last a long time.

 

Not going to have that particular plumbing problem anytime soon.

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