Monday, September 22, 2014

How Important Is the Courtesy Flush?

I went out with a friend from Atlanta on Sunday afternoon and we were hanging out in a bar on the Upper East Side. After a few hours, a bacon cheeseburger, and several pints, nature called. It was time:

When I entered the bathroom, it smelt like Harry Dunne had just finished in there. As I sat on my own porcelain throne, I reflected on the two main reasons we courtesy flush:

1. It helps rid the bathroom of the foul odors emanating from your body. 
Sunday mornings, especially, cause demons to leave our bodies during trips to the bathroom. Courtesy flushing allows the pooper to drown those demons as quickly as possible.
2. It allows you to gauge the flushing capacity of the toilet. 
There's nothing worse than a toilet that's weaker than Roger Goodell's credibility. On the flip-side, there's nothing better than an industrial-strength flusher. The courtesy flush allows you to see how much flushing leeway you have.

So please remember to courtesy flush.

(This public service message has been brought to you by Kohler Toilets. Please flush responsibly.)

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