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A Clean Toilet  
2000 Personal Account

My sister would kill me if she knew I send you her self-nomination. Here is an email she sent me in January. I can't even believe we're related.

(Confirmed True by Darwin) "Goll-ee you wouldn't believe how I almost killed myself today. I was scrubbing my toilets to get the hard water stain out, but the normal scrub-a-dub stuff from the store wasn't working, so I poured a bunch of bleach in the toilet and let it soak. I do that on occasion if the rust stain is bad, and never had a problem. Time passed and I had to get moving. I took off my clothes and was ready to jump in the shower but first I used the bathroom. Suddenly I am getting totally fumed out in the enclosed bathroom space. Duh! Urine has ammonia in it and ammonia and bleach aren't exactly the best mix... I'm turning on the fan, flushing the toilet, running to open the door, and all I could think about was how this is exactly how I DO NOT want to go. I can see the headlines now; "Dead woman found naked on her toilet, overcome by fatal pee fumes." As much as I hate to admit it, you have the village idiot for a sister." © 1994 - 2020
Submitted by: Wendy L. Athens

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