Fiery Trav

I’m going to preface this post with a warning to my Mother:  I’m going to be using the word “poop” so you may want to stop reading now. 

Those of you who know Trav, know he is a pretty even-tempered-kind-of-guy.  He’s not easily flustered or irritated.  This was NOT the case last night.  He came home from work and headed to the bathroom to find I had left behind some pee and toilet paper.  Thinking I had simply forgotten to flush, he pushed the lever only to watch the liquid quickly rise to the rim of the toilet.   The following conversation takes place with Travis yelling from upstairs and me down in the kitchen making dinner:

Travis:  The toilet’s clogged!

Me:  Oh shoot!  I saw that earlier and meant to plunge it, but got distracted and forgot.

Travis:  Why did you clog it??

Me:  Do you seriously think my pee clogged the toilet???  And do you really think I would do it on purpose??!!

Travis:  Well, when did you poop in it last? 

Me:  I don’t know!

Travis:  Well, was it today???

Me:  Not that I recall!

Travis:  Was it somebody from the party last night????!!!!  (note: he’s really perturbed by this point)

Me:  Are you seriously asking me this?  What are you going to do, call them up and make them come unstop it? 

It was, quite possibly, the most ridiculous conversation we’ve ever had.  The water finally went down enough for him to get the plunger in without making too much of a mess and he informed me that I “may want to clean the floor up a bit.”  Yes sir! 

In order for us to prevent any uncertainty in future situations, I’ve decided to implement a bathroom log.  Everyone will now be required to sign in when entering and leaving the restroom.  The following info will be requested:



Time entered:

Action taken:

Sheets of toilet paper used?

Did you remember to flush?

Time of departure:


27 Responses so far »

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    Yansci said,

    Hilarious! I can’t wait to talk to your mom and see what her reaction to that story is!

  2. 2

    Suzanne said,

    Hilarious!!!! Sounds like past conversations in our house!

  3. 3

    Suzanne said,

    P.S.- I have since taught myself to unclog a toilet just so I don’t have to have those conversations. Messy and yucky but much less irritating! :)

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    Teri - The mother-in-law said,

    Well, I don’t even know what to say to that. However, I’m laughing pretty hard right now. I’m sure we’ve all had similar discussions with our significant other, but I do need to tell you that I promise I did teach him how to clean up a floor on his own…..the statement about “you might want to clean up the floor a bit now”….his dad will have to take credit for teaching him that part. Sorry. I look forward to reading your blogs everyday….they just put a smile on my face!! Keep up the good work. Love you all :)

  5. 5

    Jill (McCans) Gearheard said,

    LOL!!!!! This is great!

  6. 6

    Jenny Roby said,

    So thankful that due to how far away we live I am an infrequent visitor to your home. I really don’t want to have to sign in. However, maybe you could get your guests and family to be like Jacob and loudly announce when you are going to the restroom and what you intend to do there!

  7. 7

    Your Mother said,

    You and others obviously know how distasteful and unladylike these subjects are to me, so you and everyone else will know now, who signed in when you read “anonymous” or “none of your business” on the bathroom log. I wonder if I can just “hold” it til I get back to New Mexico??

  8. 8

    The Mrs. said,

    What you two need is the Flushmate 2000- I swear, it’s a real product. It is a flush assist system that adapts to home toilets. We have it on our “throne” and we’ve (I mean Brad) yet to clog it in 3 years! I know, it seems like a funny thing to be proud of, but it truly is an accomplishment. (or lack of accomplishment as the case may be!)

  9. 9

    annalee said,

    that toilet log is an excellent idea. you should get it made into notepads and sell them!

  10. 10

    Kristin said,

    shoot…i think i forgot to flush last night.

    yeah right! and i will NOT sign a log. you can’t make me.

  11. 11

    Carolyn said,

    I laughed out loud when I read this last night. Then I laughed again this morning when I saw the “Tags” on the post. Thanks for sharing!

    Looking forward to talking to you on Sunday night!

  12. 12

    momdiggity said,

    Wow! I had no idea what a hit this post would be. I’m going to start blogging about dumb husband/wife conversations everyday:) I love all of your ideas and suggestions on how to handle similar situations in the future. Annalee, I just know your idea is going to make me millions! Bekka, the Flushmate 2000 just went straight to the top of my Christmas list. Kristin, I had a feeling you were the culprit.

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    I’m so glad I wasn’t in your house that night! ;)

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