I know that stopped up toilets and overflowing septic tanks are not laughing matters, because whenever you need one of those rotor rooter guys to come out, it means you have a very serious problem. It usually means you have a stinking mess to be worried about too. Every once in a while, though, you hear a funny story involving Rotorooter.com. I heard this story many years ago, and have never forgotten it.
One of my friends, who shall remain nameless, had just recently gotten married. A couple of months later, the septic tank at their rental house overflowed. Her husband called Rotorooter, and she had to take a day off work to wait for the service man to come out with his truck to pump out the septic tank.
As my friend was standing there chatting with the septic tank man, she told him how she and her husband had only been married for two months, and moved into this particular house about a month ago. There was no problem with the septic tank until the day before, when it started overflowing into the neighbors yard. She told the guy she hoped he could figure out the problem and get it fixed so that this didn’t happen again.
My friend chatted with the workers the whole time as they got their equipment set up, and started digging up the yard. The guy dug up the septic tank, and opened the lid, and to my friends embarrassment, there on the top of the fluid in the septic tank were hundreds of condoms that had been flushed down the toilet! She said she made a most hasty retreat into the house and never came outside again while the service man was there!
Another story I have personally is that I used to have a picture of my ex-husband standing in the septic tank of our first house, shovel in hand. Our septic tank line had gotten stopped up with roots, and instead of calling a pro, he insisted on doing it himself. That picture is the only one of him that I saved after we divorced!
This is a sponsored post however, all the stories are all my own, and true.