Monday, February 21, 2011

Bad Luck Magnets

So there's always good magnets jokes out there, but in general no one ever talks about the other kind of magnet: The bad luck magnet.

This is usually me.

I literally seem to attract bad luck. Like take last Monday, for example. Firstly, it was Monday. Monday is a total brat fink who should be drop kicked into another state. Unfortunately, it's never happened, so Monday is always going to throw Things That Are Not Nice my direction.

Like the toilet.

I've never had a problem with my toilet before, so it was a bit of a shock Monday morning (Valentines Day, btw) to hear a strange water sound and rush into about a 1/4" of water on the floor from the overflowing toilet. Larry was called, and it seemed the toilet valve (which has been limed shut since I moved in) finally broke. Larry turned off the water (to my whole apartment, btw) and took the toilet apart.

Then he said "I could have sworn I had a spare part for this thing."

So I had no water and no toilet for two days.

Thank goodness for Youtube and its wonderful goodness.


  1. Have you ever yelled out "Why are you doing this to me?" just looking up?

  2. My toilet was installed by a mad man and the pipe that takes the things away goes UP for 2 metres, and as a result it completely blocks for about a week every few months. We have to all hold it in or use the public toilet around the corner...


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