Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hear the Thunder

This morning, I went down to the basement to do some laundry, but instead what I did was discover an inch or so of standing water with toilet paper floating around in it. And presumably some other stuff in it, too.

First, I called Dan. He said to call the plumber. They said they'd come over in a bit. And then, I called some of my friends so they could feel bad for me about the crap in my basement.

Molly said she felt bad for me, but that she thought that the time she had one single rat in her basement was worse than my basement full of crap.

"I don't think that's true," I said.

"It is," she said.

"Why?" I asked, thinking of the hours I'd have to spend scrubbing shit off the basement floor.

"Because!" she said. "It's a, a...RAT."

I guess, but I still don't agree.


anne said...

Oh, yuck. But I do think the rat MIGHT give the shit a run for its money.

Liz said...

I think poop beats a rat every time. It's POOP.

Jana said...

I used to think basements were cool and wished we had them here. Now, not so much. :) Good luck with the cleanup!

Tom said...

You could be the homeowners down the street from us who currently have a back hoe digging up their front yard and street to fix a broken sewer line to the tune of about $10K. Just sayin'. If you haven't had a Roto Rooter type company out to inspect your sewer line, now would be a good time. :)

LH said...

geez, i'm going to have to go with poop i think. But the rat's a close second.

Sheila said...

Poop wins hands down. You'd need a household of raccoons, or a few rats gnawing on something we'd all rather not think about. Yeah, whatever you're thinking about right now works.
Plus, I know Molly and it was probably just a big mouse. We had small dogs size rats infecting our apartment in New Orleans. That was pretty bad, but poop vs. one rat wins.

P.S. - Husband hijacking login.

Avery said...

Oh gross. Poop wins hands down. However, I once dealt with a dead animal under our house and it was located so that maggots were somehow getting in and crawling across my kitchen floor. Maggots are the most disgusting thing ever.