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Have you ever gone to the bathroom and had the toilet back-up or malfunction somehow and not flush while you were visiting someone else's house?<br><br>
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Ugggghhhhh. In high school I went out to dinner with my best friend's family. We went to Marie Callendar's (ingrained in my memory) and I had fettucini alfredo. Big mistake. By the time we got back to their house I HAD TO GO NOW. Horrible. When I flushed it started to back up...I grabbed her big comb off the counter, yanked back some of the tp and thankfully it went down. I did have to flush a few extra times though. I scrubbed her comb and never told a soul. I was so scared, it would have been horrifying.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ugggghhhhh. In high school I went out to dinner with my best friend's family. We went to Marie Callendar's (ingrained in my memory) and I had fettucini alfredo. Big mistake. By the time we got back to their house I HAD TO GO NOW. Horrible. When I flushed it started to back up...I grabbed her big comb off the counter, yanked back some of the tp and thankfully it went down. I did have to flush a few extra times though. I scrubbed her comb and never told a soul. I was so scared, it would have been horrifying.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh"> I'm sorry but that's hilarious! I would have left a sweet note telling her the comb met an untimely death and you will reimburse her as long as no questions are asked <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Multiple times.<br><br>
I suffer from, er - lifelong bowel issues, so I've been dealing with scenarios like this since I was about 10 years old.
 

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I've had it happen to me at WORK when it totally wasn't even me. I just peed. I swear. And the whole thing started bubbling, and overflowing, ugh it was a disaster. I got it unclogged w/the plunger and cleaned it up myself, but I still told maintainence and was soooo embarassed. Its still one of my biggest fears at work (though I work somewhere else now) when I do "go" and have to flush a few times. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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My best friend used an instead cup thing for her period. She emptied it in her boyfriend's toilet. It overflowed onto their light colored carpeted bathroom floor.<br><br>
He lived with a few other guys. She wanted to die.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My best friend used an instead cup thing for her period. She emptied it in her boyfriend's toilet. It overflowed onto their light colored carpeted bathroom floor.<br><br>
He lived with a few other guys. She wanted to die.</div>
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and thats definitely why bathrooms should NOT be carpeted!!! poor thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I don't have any such stories to share.... I am always worried that the toilet will overflow though when I use it, even if I'm just flushing the toilet, even if I didn't actually put anything(not even toilet paper) in it. I'm always worried that their toilet is going to malfunction at the wrong moment, or that in the case of a public place, that the last person did plug the toilet, but I wont be able to tell until I flush it.<br><br>
oh, and I'm paranoid of using the last bit of toilet paper at someone's house and having to ask them where they keep extra(cause you gotta be kind and refill it if you use it up!)<br><br>
oh, or, like that icky hospital toilet that somehow managed to spray the urine back onto myself. seriously, it seemed like none of the urine actually went in the toilet, it just bounced against the poorly made bowl back onto me or wherever it decided to go. ewwwwww......
 

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Once, in the college dorms, I had a... uh....large bowel movement. I flushed and flushed, and it just wouldn't go down. There weren't any plungers or anything like that in the dorm bathroom, so evenutally I just left it. I felt sooooo embarrassed, but I didn't know what else to do. It was nighttime, the cleaning people weren't there, and there was NO WAY I was going to go down to the lobby and ask the cute guy at the front desk to open up the utility closet.<br><br>
An hour or two later, a couple other girls on my floor discovered what I had left behind. After trying to flush, they left it, but told EVERYONE about it. I didn't fess up, because I was totally mortified. For the rest of the year, there was a running joke on the floor about stall #4.<br><br>
I can't believe I just admitted that.
 

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I was 12 and at a sleepover birthday party at a friend's house. I had my period. Which was already miserable because it meant I couldn't go in the pool...<br><br>
Then when I went to change my pad (agonies of embarrassment over having to somehow get the new pad and carry it to the bathroom without anybody seeing it)... there was no garbage can in the bathroom. And there was absolutely no way that my 12 year old self was going to carry a pad, even wrapped up in t.p., out through a crowd of my friends and her family (including 2 teenaged older brothers.)<br><br>
So I flushed it. Or at least, I thought I did. Apparently it created a plumbing nightmare for my friend's dad to deal with, in the midst of a birthday party involving several 12 year old girls in a house with one bathroom. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I've been mortified about it ever since!
 

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This is part of the reason I hate low flow toilets...if you have to flush an extra 10 times what's the point of using less water the first time?
 

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My oldest ds has been clogging toilets since he started pooing in them and NOT with tp. I don't know how many times I've had to explain what happened and beg for a plunger. And usually, he was too embarrassed so I would take the heat. I'm so glad he is old enough to deal on his own!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Once, in the college dorms, I had a... uh....large bowel movement. I flushed and flushed, and it just wouldn't go down. There weren't any plungers or anything like that in the dorm bathroom, so evenutally I just left it. I felt sooooo embarrassed, but I didn't know what else to do. It was nighttime, the cleaning people weren't there, and there was NO WAY I was going to go down to the lobby and ask the cute guy at the front desk to open up the utility closet.<br><br>
An hour or two later, a couple other girls on my floor discovered what I had left behind. After trying to flush, they left it, but told EVERYONE about it. I didn't fess up, because I was totally mortified. For the rest of the year, there was a running joke on the floor about stall #4.<br><br>
I can't believe I just admitted that.</div>
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Oh my gosh, that was YOU?!?!?!?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2">
 

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Okay so I was at work a few months ago and I clogged the toilet. Mind you we have 18 female employees and only one bathroom. So I close the door and run to the other side of the building to get the plunger. As hard as I tried, I could not get it unclogged. So I had to do the walk of shame to my boss's office to tell her the toilet was overflowing. She was busy and had me call the maintence office, which happens to be in another state but I guess they call the local crew. She asked for my name- which is pretty common. She did not believe that I had given her the correct name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I had to hang an "Out of order" sign on the door until someone came to fix it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I worked in an office once that shared a few one stall bathrooms with all the other suites in the building. There was one of those plungers that's sort of an accordion. It sucks the poo up into it (why do they make them like that?) I'm not embarrassed about plugging the toilet. That was crazy easy to do in that office.<br><br>
I did however fling that nasty plunger into the woods and bought a proper one after going and using the facilities and smelling someone else's rotting poo inside that thing. It was one of the nastiest smells EVER. A whole huge turd had been sucked up into it. So that was bad. Littering and all. But I couldn't take that smell.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My best friend used an instead cup thing for her period. She emptied it in her boyfriend's toilet. It overflowed onto their light colored carpeted bathroom floor.<br><br>
He lived with a few other guys. She wanted to die.</div>
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hydrogen peroxide!!!
 

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I've learned, that if I have a REALLY big poo (you can tell if it's going to be a REALLY big poo), to flush as it's coming out. That way, it will start going down as the toilet is flushing, and hopefully not get caught up.<br><br>
And if you have a smaller big poo, you flush once after you're done pushing out the poo, and then as many times as necessary to deal with all the toilet paper if said poo didn't come out really "clean."<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> AKA you've got a lot of brown stuff to clean off your hiney.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I can't tell you the times I've clogged up someone else's toilet even being this careful. The worst was when I was staying with friends when visiting from out of town. They didn't warn me that in their old house, the old toilet had the habit of clogging and OVERFLOWING when you attempted to flush more than two bunches of TP. I hadn't even pooed, but blew my nose on TP and put it in the toilet on top of two bunches of TP (I was on my period and wasn't trying to flush a tampon either! Just used a bit more TP). It was 6:30 on Sunday morning, I was getting ready for church (had gotten up earlier than the rest of the family in this one-bathroom house), hadn't had my shower yet, no towels were ANYWHERE I could find (other than a small hand towel), and I had to wake the couple up to find towels to dry off with after my shower AND to mop up the bathroom floor with.<br><br>
Turns out their toilet overflowed multiple times a week.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Just a couple of weeks ago I used the bathroom at a cafe in San Francisco and the toilet backed up. There was a plunger in there and I gave it a go but no dice. Which was probably good because all I did was pee, so who knows what might have been down there.<br><br>
I went to the front counter and told the barista who proceeded to say "great" and roll her eyes at me. Nice, huh? Luckily these things don't really bother me.
 

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At last, I have found my tribe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I am notorious for clogging toilets. The first thing I do is look for a plunger whenever visiting someone else. Dh didn't even own one before he met me - but he soon got one. I overflowed our toilet in our first apartment onto the tile, right after we moved in - luckily we were on the ground floor - and dh did some of the work around the complex, and since it needed it anyway, he installed new tile shortly thereafter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I'm with you <b>Chamomile Girl</b>. At this point in my life it just doesn't bother me.
 

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I've been known to carry a couple plastic knives and ziploc bags around with me for such occasions. It's gross, but if there's no plunger and asking for one is not an option, you can dice it up before flushing and it'll go down just fine. I learned this trick from my sister, another notorious toilet-clogger. :p
 
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