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Old 07-22-2018, 09:16 PM   #1
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A sheist load of sheist.

Got a call at 4pm today(sunday) for a clogged toilet on the 3rd floor of an apartment. The girl wanted it done now. I told her I’d be there at 6pm. She calls me back saying if I can pick up a check from her mother because she didn’t have all of it. Sure but my time keeps rolling...

She calls back to say she’s going to her mother to pick up the check and to meet at the apartment. I get there and I didn’t know we had slums in the city and the street had ugly run down apartment buildings, garbage in the street, a garbage container on the city sidewalk, old dented cars. I see a glimpse in the mirror the girl getting out of the taxi cab running in the building.

The phone rings as I’m filling paperwork in the truck and now she says she doesn’t have all of it because of the bank. I say I’ll work for 20 minutes but after that she’s on her own. As I climb the stairs cigarette stench impregnates the air, the carpet very worn and stained black, I see trash littering the fake plants, patched holes in drywall without being finished. I knock on the door with scratched numbers in the paint. A real scene from creepy movies.

I tell her to pay up front. To my horror I open the bathroom door. She tells me her dad tried for days to get it unclogged and her boyfriend had used the tub as a toilet. It was a scene from hell!! There was crap soiled toilet paper strewn all over the floor, in the hallway, in the entryway of the bedroom, in buckets, in the bathtub and the tub was also clogged from crap.

I tell her 10 minutes and I’m freaking gone. I never seen an apartment so disgusting, well 2 more but that’s another story. I take the 2$ plunger beside the toilet and remove the wad of paper towels in the brown mess. I also see they paid up to buy a 12$ plunger without success. I was able to get the toilet open and I tell her to get the crap out from the tub because it’s not my mess.

Why do you wear gloves, I could never figure it out!! I tossed the gloves outside, 3 times with the hand sanitizer, and wash wipes. I took off my shoes outside my house and used Mr. Clean thoroughly, alcohol-ed the phone vigorously and washed it with soap twice just to make sure.

I'm leaving out the pictures of other literal crap on the floor and stuff.








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Old 07-22-2018, 09:27 PM   #2
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Man up!......LOL
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Awwww c'mon, a little poop never hurt anyone.....
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Disgusting but I've seen just as bad sights as that. Hoarders basement with 2" of sewage in the whole basement and green moldy dog poop I had to come back later after they cleared a path to the clean out. All because they waited 2-3 days for it to be payday.

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Awwww c'mon, a little poop never hurt anyone.....

A little poop! When I saw a$$ wiped paper on the floor not in a garbage can I was like, I can't believe this!! toilet paper roll in the tub, come on!!


You know I used to be a new construction plumber on mostly commercial stuff and industrial pipe fitter ... So I never imagined I'd be doing this to make a living.
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Not to brag????!!??

Last Tuesday night I had one much better(??))
Old motel turned into apartments. 40-50 units.
One long basement full of **&(H.

Not going to go further. As bad as you can imagine.
To nasty to bring in my phone.
The maintenance man wouldn't go down there saying he didn't get paid enough.

Got done at 12:30 AM.
Why do they wait so late to call?
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Not to brag????!!??

Last Tuesday night I had one much better(??))
Old motel turned into apartments. 40-50 units.
One long basement full of **&(H.

Not going to go further. As bad as you can imagine.
To nasty to bring in my phone.
The maintenance man wouldn't go down there saying he didn't get paid enough.

Got done at 12:30 AM.
Why do they wait so late to call?
Well sir, You may have a big fish tale, but it can't top this one I'm sure.

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My turn at a little story when I was a first year apprentice. My boss asked me and a plumber to go check out a leak at a mining camp called DETOUR LAKE. Needless to say it was a 5-6 hour drive on a dirt road to nowhere.

When we got there after dark we were escorted to trailer barracks two abreast, 3 in a row and 3 stories high. The man in charge showed my mechanic the floor hatch, when the hatch opened his face dropped, steam rose and a orange glow filled his face like he opened the gates of hell. I said what's wrong?

He lets me see. OH MY GOD! The custodian said I didn't want to say it on the phone and this has to stay between us because we have hundred of workers here. The guys have been complaining for several weeks about a smell. The full length of the trailers had a sea of $hit. The hanger that was screwed in the wood had ripped out and the 6 or 8" cast iron main(can't remember between sizes) split at the joint.

We had to get miners boots and wade through crouched as it was like a 4 foot ceiling, our faces near the stink and the floating blueberries were a 1/2" from overflowing into our boots! What a mess to behold with steam rising from the fermenting $hit & pi$$. Anyway we fixed the hanger and left. They had to shut down the place, call pump trucks and decontaminate the place. Hundred thousand dollar plus to decontaminate.
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There comes a time when it's so bad ..........

There's not much more to say.

Except I need to charge more.
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way back when I worked for a guy , he sent me to a unclog the bowl job, I got there and not only was the bowl filled to the top with $hit but one of the kids was taking a dump on top of it all..I went back to the truck and drove away to the next job, aint no way in hell I was going to dig through all that crap, and for what?..wasnt worth the $$ even if I got that now I would walk away, not enough $$ to make it worth while..
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There comes a time when it's so bad ..........

There's not much more to say.

Except I need to charge more.
I agree 100% on that!
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