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lessons i’ve learned from my toilet

The toilet in our second bathroom decided to quit working yesterday. Actually, it was working but it had developed a leak inside the tank that caused it to fill up REALLY slow. So, in my earnest but misguided own way, I decided to check it out. Fast forward to shoving a towel under the hose and spending nearly an hour on my back looking up with a mixture of futility and despair burned on my face.

Here are a few lessons my toilet taught me:

1. Know the limits of your own ability.
2. Never twist something that wasn’t designed to be twisted.
3. The right tools will make the job go much smoother.
4. Never try to fix what isn’t completely broken until your in-laws leave.