A Short Story: Real Life at Its Best
Doesn’t get any more real than this folks…
The most “exciting” thing that happened yesterday was the clogging of our kitchen sink and disposal. I would love to say that this is the first time this has happened, but it isn’t. It is probably the 5th or 6th time.
The big finale?
Instead of waiting for the emergency maintenance crew last night, as usual, and their brilliant every-single-time plunger solution, Connor and I went out on not one, but two last-minute grocery store trips to buy our very own. To add insult to injury, the first store didn’t have any. We bought some Drain-o in desperation, trudged back to the apartment, and prayed it would solve the problem.
Thirty minutes and an entire bottle of Drain-o later, we quickly realized that Drain-O not only reeks, but does not work to unclog kitchen disposal sinks.
Annoyed, we headed out the door once again to another store, where we finally found our beloved new plunger for a grand total of $3.49. Oh yeah, and Connor picked up a mini-tub of Haagen-Daz Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream as a reward for our troubles. Officially the weirdest grocery store purchase ever.
We returned to find Max, the cat, right where we left him, lounging comfortably on our his living room chair…
This is the stuff of romance novels, folks.
5 Comments on “A Short Story: Real Life at Its Best”
I think everybody should buy plungers and ice cream together. You deserve it after dealing with anything that requires a plunger!
Buy a plunger. That’s all I can say, haha. Eww! That’s not pleasant. The weird part about our problem is that we rarely use it for anything. I have a feeling it is extremely old.
He ate all the ice cream too. Bad deal for me, huh?
My kitchen sink likes to clog up on a near weekly basis and always when I’ve just put something gross down the drain (like unidentifiable, slightly moldy leftovers I now get to bathe in). Romance novel, indeed.
I think you should have bought tubs of ice cream. No one should have to share after that. 🙂
That doesn’t seem to happen to me as often…yet. It is! And now we can solve it ourselves in the future. Best purchase ever.
Oy. I’ve never clogged my kitchen sink before but my shower gets clogged on an almost monthly basis and it’s gross every time. I hope the problem is fixed now! you guys totally deserved that ice cream.