A student shared this story with me. When she was in college, she rented a ground floor apartment. One day she came home from classes to find her bathroom flooded, with pieces of ceiling lying on the soaked floor. Of course, she called the property manager. The bathroom was cleaned up and repaired very quickly.
Nice story. What caused the flood, you might wonder? The student upstairs had a clogged bathtub drain. Perhaps he thought it was a garbage disposal and had been stuffing chicken bones down into it. Perhaps he had been bathing large hairy dogs to earn money. Perhaps he did not know how to operate the drain valve. Whatever the reason, the tub would not drain. His solution–drill holes into the bottom of the tub. Problem solved!!!
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