Thursday, February 21, 2008

What's in your toilet?

So, we all have our vermin encounters. Especially in Chicago, you have your Mice, your cock-roaches...But this one takes the cake.

A friend of mine who used live in Logan Square in Chicago had a huge problem. She had Rats crawling up her toilet. Just let that sink in for a minute. Remember, we're not talking about tiny mouse, but a big fucking rat who crawled down a shit pipe to get into your apartment. Horrifying.

Somehow the rat survived the trek, and hopped out the other side. My friend saw one trying to jump out of the bowl one morning, and closed the lid, but the rat was strong enough to open it. She put a brick on top of the lid and went to work. When she got home, the brick was rattling. The landlord hadn't done anything (of course). The rat apparently didn't like being trapped in there, so it was trying to move the brick.

Yes, she did try to just flush it back where it came from, but to no avail. The rat was too strong. I don't know if she was using 2000 flushes blue or anything of the like, but I don't know how anything could survive one of those flushes. Up to four months!

That wasn't the first rat to make the trek, though. At night she could hear at least 2 in the kitchen.

I wish I would have had a camera handy. Think of all the great "What did I eat last night" parodies we could have done.

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