Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Runnin' down the drain

Recently I was inspired by a post by Sprite's Keeper called I believe torque is involved in some way or another. In it little Sprite lost her Little Mermaid down the toilet. This reminded me of the time I lost my Captain (no, not Captain my Captain) down the drain:

I'm not sure how many of you remember the Playschool wooden people— you know, the ones with the round heads on top of what looks like a sewing spool. When I was little, Playschool just came out with a house boat that you could play with in the water. This was the first time that I remember them making their wooden people out of plastic.

So, here I am playing with the boat in the bathtub and having a grand time. I'm sure that many of you jerry-rig your tub drains so that they don't clog and they drain faster. Being the age of 5 at the time, I was well familiar with how to pull out the tub plug to make it drain faster— what I was not familiar with was how the wooden/plastic people float in the water straight up and down.

The next thing I know the captain of the ship did not only go down with the ship, but he went down the drain as well. This probably wouldn't be a problem, but we lived in a ranch style house and who knows how you could access the drain to get something that went down it. I could just picture the captain stuck in the u of the pipe and causing the drain to not drain properly again. I'm sure that my dad just grabbed the drain-o and poured it down the bathtub drain to get rid of the clog— poor captain…

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