June 06, 2009

It Won't Let You Down (or will it?)

Degree Deodorant has been good to me over the years. And it's motto "Degree: It won't let you down" has been confirmed time and time again. Until yesterday, it totally let me down.

I had just gone to the bathroom, flushed the toilet, and then opened the mirror to grab the air freshener (don't judge me!). When I grabbed the spray my deodorant got bumped out of the mirror and flew directly into the toilet (which was still flushing). And it went down. It totally let me down.

I really saw it happen in slow motion, but still it happened so fast that it was long gone before I even thought to try and grab it before it flushed down. It didn't swirl until it fit into the bottom of the toilet, it was a straight shot down the hole (that's what she said ...couldn't help it). But really, my deodorant it picture below. It wasn't a travel size, believe me I would sweat through one of those in a day. It was the full sized plastic tube.



So after having to explain to the management office what happened, and having 3 maintenance workers try to get the deodorant out of the plumbing, we got a replacement toilet. So moral to the story, renting isn't so bad because mistakes don't cost you that much. And second, close the lid after you flush.

4 comments:

  1. Ha Ha! That's a good story and leaves me envious that we are no longer renters. I LOVED making the phone calls that something was broken and demanding it to be fixed. Too bad I can't do that anymore. :(

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  2. Hi Vieve. We miss you too much! Now we know how far away you really are and it makes some days a bit trickier. So I do check your blog often to see if maybe there's a message I can feel. Kels had a dream the other night about you and that was fun! Love the Degree story. Kind of adds a new element to the old, "You know that thing you stick your bum into? I think it's broken," comment from Kelsy that was said in days gone by. That story is right up the old family #2 alley! Feel the love. Mom

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  3. That's funny! We close the lid every time, because Logan was having too much fun in the toliet. Imagine little Lego people and action figures swimming around. Eww.

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