Well, I admit I didn’t see this coming. But maybe I should have.
Shredded T-Shirts Used as Toilet Paper Are Backing Up Sewer Systems
Thanks to all of you numbskulls who bought a million rolls of toilet paper in the last few weeks, some California towns are experiencing sewer problems because people are using disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and even shredded T-shirts and then flushing them.
Not that I’m a fan of the panic-buying Sheeple and their mad stampede off the c-virus cliff or anything, Rick, but I’d say it’s the people who were too stupid to go out and grab themselves a newspaper when they ran out of skid paper instead of trying to flush a friggin’ T shirt who are more at fault here. The original report:
The toilet paper shortage is leading some people to resort to other ways of wiping and it caused a problem for part of the Redding sewer system Wednesday night.
Someone apparently used shredded T-shirts when they didn’t have toilet tissue, wastewater management officials said Thursday.
As a result, one of the city’s sewer lines backed up at a lift station and workers had to take quick action to avert a dangerous spill.
“The pumps were clogged by what appeared to be shredded T-shirts that were used in place of toilet paper,” the city said.
If you don’t have toilet paper, city wastewater officials have this advice for other materials: “Bag it. Don’t flush it.”
Annnnd…then what? Bury it in the backyard? Leave it by the side of the road somewhere? Personally, I’d probably just set it afire and leave it on the porch of some neighbor I didn’t like, but I’m kind of a jerk like that sometimes. Back to Moran:
All we need is another public health crisis to deal with. Government agents will have to start going door to door and seize TP and distribute it to the truly needy.
Let’s not give ’em any more bright ideas, ‘kay?
The Romans used to scrape themselves clean and then enjoy a nice cleansing bath. No sewer problems there.
Well, they used to scrape themselves, maybe. Don’t know how “clean” that got ’em, although the “cleansing bath” part implies an unsatisfactory outcome. The Ayatollah Khomeini famously advised using a pebble for the purpose—among many, many other bizarre Allah-sanctioned shithouse do’s and don’ts—but I don’t care how many times anybody recommends it as a good example, I ain’t gonna follow.