Saturday, April 07, 2018

Stupid old man

This Friday evening after the funeral I feel like some humour, so here is some at my own expense. Ok, not funny, just a silly old man.

R for a birthday present once bought me a nose and ear hair trimmer/body shaver. You change the heads on the unit. I use the ear and nose hair trimmer but I still pluck as well. My plucking is better really. Yes, I do use the body hair trimmer, but only for area the down below. I like a neat bush, or little bush really.

I had the unit stuck up a nostril and I wondered how often it should get oil. It came with a little oil bottle. I must google that, I thought. Perhaps I should take it apart and shake out any hair? I did. A bit of the appliance fell in the basin. Oh, I think I saw something go down the drain plug. The main bit had fallen out and could have gone down the drain, but it didn't, but what if I am right and a saw one little part go down the drain? As soon as any water goes down the plug hole, it will wash through. I need to check now.

I looked under the unit. Ok, this is where the water level sits in the drain. I will remove the pipes and there will be a little water spillage, so I will put a face washer underneath. I loosened the plastic rings off and then undid them. The water was was absorbed by the face washer.

I never use the plug for the basin, but I do have one and so I put it in the plug hole and tipped the contents out into the basin. This sounds simple but it was an senior citizen getting up and and down from the floor. Thankfully there was no spare bit of unit. I reassembled the hair trimming unit and it still worked fine.

Then what did I do? Well, the water from the drain pipe was bit manky and so I lifted out the plug and ran some tap water to rinse the residue away.

And the drain pipe was still sitting on top of the vanity unit. While it wasn't a bad flood, a towel was needed.

24 comments:

  1. Hooray for not dropping any part of the unit down the drain.
    Sigh on the small flood.

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    1. Sheer incompetence on my part EC, and I think I may have done it once before elsewhere.

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  2. LOL Something I would have probably done, myself.
    IF I was able to get back up off the floor *snort*

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    1. Jayne, thanks to my physio prescribed exercises, I have a good way to get up now.

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  3. Hahahahaha! Just let the hair grow, I say! Less stressful! lol

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    1. Lee, maybe one day I won't care about such things, but not yet.

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  4. We did this little exercise just last week when a stray bit from The Special Electric Razor of The Other Half went down the sink, only without the flood part. :) I did think of doing exactly what you did, though!

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    1. Snoskred, I am pleased that it was at least a possibility for you.

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  5. Well you got your floor washed and maybe some of the cupboard under the sink rare at my place, bathroom is alway last well the floor anyway.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, only a little bit of the cupboard shelf was cleaned and I did notice all the shelves need cleaning. Tomorrow.....

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  6. I don't have a huge amount of body hair, and so was mortified the first time a hairdresser asked if I wanted my eyebrows trimmed. "Do I need them trimmed?", I asked. "Oh yes, he said". And then there was the time in Turkey when the hairdresser took a candle to my ears to singe/cut the hairs there. Mortified!

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    1. I look after my own eyebrows but apparently not very well as I was asked the same thing. A guy I used to know used to stuff his nose with wax,let it set and then rip it out.

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  7. Next time ... call Hire A Hubby! LOL

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    1. Lady J, certainly safer but I managed. At being older I know my limitations.

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  8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! next time put a bucket under the drain instead of just a towel.

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    1. No space for a bucket. A roasting pan would have done the trick.

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  9. That, Andrew, is called 'a sign of age'. At least that's what they say when I do such things!

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    1. Cro, tell 'em they're wrong. I did it when I was much younger too.

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    1. Margaret, I was not laughing.

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  11. That's a good one Andrew. you made me smile.

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    1. Strayer, I did not smile at the time and I reckon you could have made the same mistake when you were dealing with your plumbing.

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  12. I witnessed a colleague do something even more silly. He unscrewed the drain pipe below the sink in the office and then proceeded to wash the pipe out in the sink. Naturally all the crap just went all over the floor. It must happen often. Body is on autopilot. Brain is switched off.

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    1. Ad Rad, a good one. We are very used to the pipes always being there.

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