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Sunday, January 2, 2011

My "I didn't intend to post today" post

I was reading the delightful comments y'all left me today and I saw that a young whipper-snapper named Copyboy from Not Worth Mentioning not only stopped in for a visit but he made me "New Blog of the Day" on his blog...how cool is that...and I didn't even have to pay him!  So I immediately concluded that he is a man of superior intellect and judgement and went to check his blog...he's also very funny...for a young guy :-)  Go check him out.

Well it seems that "some people"...you know who you are...don't care if I have a shred of dignity left and insist on hearing about the Stuffed Green Pepper. 

As you know, I'm a long time bachelor and not real domestic.  I grocery shop about once every three months, whether I need to or not.  About the only things you'll generally find in my fridge is Coca Cola and condiments....needless to say, I will jump on any offer for home-cooked food! 

A couple of years ago, a "friend" made and brought me three stuffed green peppers.  They were scrumpdilicious good...mmm, mmm.  But alas, despite my best efforts, I could only eat two of them.


Now at this time, I was also having a big problem with raccoons getting into my trash...little bastards!


Sooooo....since I didn't want to put any food scraps in my trash...and I didn't have a disposal...so being the brainiac that I am...I figured if the toilet could dispose of "post processed" food, then "pre-processed" food shouldn't be a problem.

How'd that work out you might ask...and the answer would be "not to good"!  On the night in question, I can only assume that the basics of toilet design was not on my radar...as I unceremoniously plopped a whole...yes, I said whole...stuffed green pepper into the toilet!!!  Not my brightest moment.  Imagine how dumbfounded I was when the toilet started to overflow!



As you can see in the above diagram, the pepper lodged in the trap and stubbornly defeated all attempts at removal.  I plunged, Drano'd, snaked...all to no avail!!!  I actually had to buy and install a new toilet!

So, when you're having a bad day...remember, at least you didn't try to flush a stuffed green pepper :-)


29 comments:

bruce said...

congrats...copyboy made a great choice!

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Jimmy said...

See now you know to un stuff the pepper before you flush it..now if this don't work it wasn't my idea OK.

Wally J said...

LOL. Great job!

Jess said...

That sounds like something I'd do. I thought you could flush almost anything....

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

Thanks Bruce

@Jimmy...oh no...if it doesn't work I'm telling everyone it was your idea!!!

@Wally...thanks and welcome

@Jess...I was just reading Face Punch....loved it. The key word in the flushing is ALMOST

LottieSpartacus said...

Perhaps you just needed a smaller pepper? Or a larger toilet? This is hilarious! How did you explain the problem to the tradies when they came to install the new toilet??!!

Asian Angel said...

Try flushing it down one of the toilets on a military base. I bet it would go down the pipe. The military has the strongest flush.

Sarah Walton said...

At least you hadn't digested it first - then it would be humiliating as well as a complete pain in the butt.

Mynx said...

Really? A whole new toilet? Oh that is hilarious. I bet you are famous amongst plumbers across the country. Oh I am giggling. So funny. hehe

ib said...

Love the illustration, Chief.

caterpillar said...

lol.....at least we know that we cannot flush stuffed green peppers now, don't we? :)

lyndylou said...

ha ha ha that turned out to be a most expensive stuffed pepper!!! You are a plumbers dream! So Funny!

twilightgazing said...

OMG that is so funny, thank you for succumbing to the pressure of the tale of the green pepper :)

ps sure the racoons would have loved it, if left outside of the trash

becca said...

congrats and omg too funny now i know not everything can be flushed away

Bubbles said...

oh hell... well if I ever consider it I'll cut it up into tiny pieces first rather then bunging the whole thing in.

Bouncin' Barb said...

I must say Chief Dad that that is a first for me. Takes the cake. Congrats on Copyboy New Blog of the Day. There's no one I'd rather have follow right behind me..haha. I also reposted my How Embarrassing post yesterday for you. You may have already read it but just an fyi!! Hugs!

Odie Langley said...

When I cook stuffed peppers I do it for the flavor it gives the meat and rice. After they are done I usually empty the peppers and then throw the peppers in the trash. On the other hand IO like to eat cooked green peppers when cut up small like in a gumbo.
Odie

Jumble Mash said...

HAHAHAHA. When did this happen? I don't remember it. BUT that's too funny. See if you'd get a dog, this wouldn't happen.

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

@Lottie, Mynx, and Lyndylou...no way would I have called a plumber to laugh at my stupidity...I installed the new toilet myself...my brother's found it hilarious!

@Angel...you are so right!

@Sarah...so true

@ib...I thought it was pretty artistic :-)

@caterpillar...guess that qualifies as wisomd, huh?

@twilight...I used to shoot at those damned raccoons with a pellet gun and they would just flip me off and run away

@becca...glad I could clear that up for you becca!

@Bubbles...good idea...wish I had thought of it :-)

@Barb...thanks for taking some of the heat off me

@Odie...your discussion of stuffed green peppers is much more tasteful than mine

@JM...you're grounded for laughing at your Dad....about four years ago....your uncles had a field day with it!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL! that is spectacular! too funny. thanks for sharing how the pepper became lodged in the can, man.

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

@Teresa...just one of my many moments of glory :-)

Anonymous said...

Bahaha! Love the diagram! Now, since you apparently handy enough to install a toilet, it would be a piece of cake (or green pepper) to install a garbage disposer. :-)

On My Soapbox said...

Oops, that "Anonymous" was me. I'll crawl back under my rock now....

Drake Sigar said...

The raccoon gods smite those who would deprive their subjects of delicious nutrients.

Pain SUX said...

Hey, I just came across your blog by chance, and I've already read a bunch of your posts....needless to say, I'll be back.

If you get a chance, stop by and follow me back.

~Steph
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

@Soapbox...I'm working on that disposal thing :-) Get out from under that rock!

@Drake...I wouldn't deprive them if they cleaned up after themselves

Steph...welcome and I will pop over

Mrs. Hyde said...

So upset that it took me four days to get to this post. Hey, I need a new toilet installed in my basement. How many hours are you from Baltimore? Four? Five? Come on, I'll make you some pickle and peanut butter sandwiches. You can flush those for sure.

Castmana said...

I don't think enough research has been done into this area. All vegetables should be grouped into either the 'flushable' or 'non-flushable' categories. Of course this means that someone is going to have to conduct the experiment, and I'm not willing to try it because I think my wife might leave me if I did. I will however make an educated guess - I reckon you could get away with a handful of sprouts, but a courgette would be pushing it.
Nice blog by the way, swing by mine if you get a minute!

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

@Mrs. Hyde...about 4 1/2 hours...and you know I'm there for ya :-)

@Castmana...thanks for stopping by...I don't know what a courgette is but I'll make a note that it won't flush :-)