Today in class I learned the concept of "down", "up" and "expensive". You all remember when my toilet roll thingmajig went down the toilet. For some reason I thought it might have been washed out to sea, or wherever things go when they go down the toilet. Apparently more than 700 million litres of nearly raw sewage and industrial effluent is discharged every day into local waters around Greater Vancouver. I assumed my toilet roll holder would be one of them. But, no -- it got caught in the toilet.
Today the plumber retrieved it up from the trap in the toilet, and today I learned why he drives a brand new BMW, and I take public transit. You are looking at the most expensive toilet roll thingmajig I have ever owned. After being sterilized with boiling water and bleach, it is now back in service on the toilet roll.
I also learned a new color today -- tie-dye magenta. You get this color by putting a maroon towel into a washing machine with a new, white, very expensive natural fiber towel from Daniadown. Accidentally.
I also learned today that the instructions for installing a toilet seat -- you know, the ones on the package -- are not the same as the actual toilet seat in the package, with the nuts and bolts and washers. Not even close. How can anything so simple be so complicated? I might have learned some new swear words today too.
And last of all, I learned today that I am allergic to cream of garlic and spinach soup. Thank God my toilet is fixed.