I woke up this morning at 4am all ready to go shopping for the great
Blitz. I had eaten a tremendous amount of Thanksgiving dinner
yesterday, I had severe stomach cramps and I almost had to crawl to
the bathroom from the pain. I sat down on the toilet and started to
take a gigantic shit. The bathroom started filling with gas as I
filled the toilet with enough shit to warp the porcelain. I was just
finishing my shit when I reached over to turn on the bathroom exhaust
fan. That's all I remember. The next thing I saw was a bunch of
paramedics, police and firemen. Thats when I saw what was left of my
home, which had been reduced to a pile of rubble. I heard one of the
cops say "the house just exploded". Thats when I remembered flipping
that switch. Apparently the fan motor's brushes must have sparked and
set off the accumulation of gas in the bathroom, thus destroying the
house. Fortunately no one was seriously injured or killed. I was
taken to the hospital and suffered from pieces of the toilet embedded
in my butt, and a few other cuts and scrapes. Fortunately I was thrown
out the home as it exploded and the police found me laying on top of
the hood of our neighbors BMW, without my pants or underwear.
My home is completely demolished, so I guess there's no sense going
Thats just so terribly sad *sniff * but they do say many accidents
happen in bathrooms .
You need a scented candle burning while you are using the toilet. The
candle flame will flare considerably while it burns off the flammable
gases , but is otherwise harmless.
Dont leave it burnin though , your house could burn down .... er , that
is , if it hadnt blown up :(
I'm sure a few nails and a bit of spackle will fix the house right up .
ok , maybe a LOT of spackle :)
Your mistake was allowing the buildup of gases to occur in the bathroom
and then turning on the fan. The proper way is to turn on the fan
first to let the gas out contantly. This would prevent positive
pressure from building up and then igniting with a single spark.
I am sorry for your loss but at least you have learned something which
will make you wiser in the future.
"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
judgment." ~ Will Rogers
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