So, I moved into this apartment a year and a half ago.
The day after I moved in, I reported that my bathroom sink took over an hour to drain.
The maintenance men came and they did some stuff that looked like they were fixing it.
Then, they left. The next day, I reported that my bathroom sink still didn’t drain properly.
This time it took a week for the maintenance men to come and do the same stuff they did before.
When I paid my rent for the first time after moving in, I, once again, reported that my sink still didn’t drain right.
I continued to report it every time I went to the office.
About nine months ago, the maintenance men told me they broke the water snake in the pipe beyond my wall.
“Uh… Is that normal?” I asked.
“No.” One guy said. “We’ll be back in a few days, when we get a new water snake.”
“Can I use the sink?”
Preparing For Company
So, I went under the sink and turned the water off to the sink. This way, everything in the bathroom work except the sink.
My company, at the time, had a bad habit of doing exactly what I told them not to.
So, I’ve had no bathroom sink for months, waiting for the maintenance men to come fix it.
I still continued to report it every time I went to the office. No one came to fix the sink.
About six months ago, I looked at the sink and found this:
Curious, I went a little deeper.
I’m no plumber, but I’d bet this is not normal, even by Oklahoma standards.
So, I reported that the sink was no longer attached to the pipe under the sink.
Tonight, I looked in the sink and saw moisture in the sink strainer, along with some gunk.
I took the strainer out and saw a pink thing floating in water down in the pipe.
Again, I’m no plumber, but I would think that with no water run into the sink, there would be no visible water in the pipe.
Man Of The House
I took the u shaped pipe under to the sink apart to get the pink thing. It turned out to be my missing lipstick, but I, also, got a bunch of gunk out of the pipe.
I went ahead and tried to clean out as much as I could, so maybe I could use the sink again.
Magically it got fixed because it seems to be draining just fine. Could it be the fey? Or being from another planet?
I know! It’s a miracle on thirteenth place!
Now to get the pipe and the sink attached to each other again…
Until next time…