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2017-10-06 11:41:04 AM  

lindalouwho: lepidoptera: We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?

We had a septic system when I was growing up, 4 girls (5 counting my mom) in the house. My dad was so pissed off after fishing out a tampon for the third time that no one ever flushed them again (we had already been warned).

Those bins on the stall walls in ladies rooms are there for a reason.
Maybe it's not such a problem because most of us follow the rules.


I would think that with that many women in the house, there would also be women visitors, and the inevitable. Somehow I don't imagine it would be typical to have a little chat with every visitor about household disposal rules.
 
2017-10-06 11:55:34 AM  

lepidoptera: We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?


Well if improper disposal hasn't personally affected you then it is just fine.

/Rolleyes
 
2017-10-06 12:13:51 PM  
I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.
 
2017-10-06 12:14:10 PM  

wademh: lindalouwho: lepidoptera: We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?

We had a septic system when I was growing up, 4 girls (5 counting my mom) in the house. My dad was so pissed off after fishing out a tampon for the third time that no one ever flushed them again (we had already been warned).

Those bins on the stall walls in ladies rooms are there for a reason.
Maybe it's not such a problem because most of us follow the rules.

I would think that with that many women in the house, there would also be women visitors, and the inevitable. Somehow I don't imagine it would be typical to have a little chat with every visitor about household disposal rules.


We were pretty young when we did it.
Most women/girls do not do it.
 
2017-10-06 12:17:18 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.


Because plumbing is the same everywhere. Because there couldn't be a difference between towns or cities. Or houses.
Newer sewer lines are much wider than old ones.
 
2017-10-06 12:17:22 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.


"In the words of a very wise plumber who once fixed my toilet when it was clogged: "There is nothing worse for your pipes than a tampon. Don't flush 'em - ever." So while I don't pretend to be a plumbing expert, I do know there is nothing I like less than having to deal with a backed-up, overflowing toilet."
https://www.ubykotex.com/en-us/periods/pads-and-tampons/some-people-t​h​ink-that-tampons-will-clog-your-toilet-if

Google is a good friend, ask him about it.
 
2017-10-06 12:18:52 PM  
Also:

"Unlike toilet paper, tampons DO NOT break down in water. In fact, they are made to do they exact opposite. Made of cotton, rayon, and other fibres that are meant to expand and absorb liquids, tampons do an excellent job at staying put in wet slippery places. 

Tampons do not immediately clog up your toilet after one flush so it may seem like they are safe to flush. Instead, flushed tampons build up over time. Once one gets stuck, it becomes easier for other tampons and non-flushables to get snagged and clog up the pipes. "
http://www.theperiodblog.com/faq/faq-can-you-flush-tampons/
 
2017-10-06 12:21:19 PM  
lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.
 
2017-10-06 12:22:31 PM  

ArthurVandelay: Also:

http://www.theperiodblog.com/faq/faq-can-you-flush-tampons/


Well if someone's random blog says it, it must be true.
 
2017-10-06 12:25:27 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


My, aren't you in a delightful mood!

You missed posts talking about plumbing not in buildings, too.
 
2017-10-06 12:25:28 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


Not talking about "the crapper" I'm talking about plumbing/pipes.

And there isn't some new-fangled pipe they invented that can whisk away your bio-hazard packet (yet).  If in a public restroom, and not "your crapper" please throw your napkins in the bins provided.

(I only use such strong terms -bio hazard- to point out that i don't know what's in the blood I have to clean up.  That means I prefer to clean up the least amount of it as possible.  If it's too much trouble to toss your bloody mess into a bin, that's fine.  But I get to beef about it, since it was a choice drop and not a forced one.)

/I don't complain about cleaning the bins
//Cause they have a bag in them, and are self contained (hopefully)
///Ug I hate blood, too many variables for sickness
 
2017-10-06 12:27:17 PM  

ArthurVandelay: Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.

Not talking about "the crapper" I'm talking about plumbing/pipes.

And there isn't some new-fangled pipe they invented that can whisk away your bio-hazard packet (yet).  If in a public restroom, and not "your crapper" please throw your napkins in the bins provided.

(I only use such strong terms -bio hazard- to point out that i don't know what's in the blood I have to clean up.  That means I prefer to clean up the least amount of it as possible.  If it's too much trouble to toss your bloody mess into a bin, that's fine.  But I get to beef about it, since it was a choice drop and not a forced one.)

/I don't complain about cleaning the bins
//Cause they have a bag in them, and are self contained (hopefully)
///Ug I hate blood, too many variables for sickness


I never flushed a "napkin." I flushed tampons. Those things are different. If you don't know the difference between them, I'm going to have to doubt your opinion about other things, too. Feel free to "beef," it is Fark.
 
2017-10-06 12:28:58 PM  
Keep in mind, 90% of the places I have worked for deny the use of chemicals like Bleach.

This makes blood 10,000 times more dangerous (in my safety first mindset).

Hell, at a popular resort I worked at here in SoCal they didn't even sterilize after a blood/biohazard spill.

Sawdust/Kitty litter
Wipe up/clean
Scent (if vomit)

The clean part had a neutral floor cleaner involved, but yeah...
 
2017-10-06 12:30:35 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


For the last time IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TOILET!  It's about the sewer lines.  All toilets will flush the damn thing but you are hurting the sewer lines.
 
2017-10-06 12:31:38 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: ArthurVandelay: Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.

Not talking about "the crapper" I'm talking about plumbing/pipes.

And there isn't some new-fangled pipe they invented that can whisk away your bio-hazard packet (yet).  If in a public restroom, and not "your crapper" please throw your napkins in the bins provided.

(I only use such strong terms -bio hazard- to point out that i don't know what's in the blood I have to clean up.  That means I prefer to clean up the least amount of it as possible.  If it's too much trouble to toss your bloody mess into a bin, that's fine.  But I get to beef about it, since it was a choice drop and not a forced one.)

/I don't complain about cleaning the bins
//Cause they have a bag in them, and are self contained (hopefully)
///Ug I hate blood, too many variables for sickness

I never flushed a "napkin." I flushed tampons. Those things are different. If you don't know the difference between them, I'm going to have to doubt your opinion about other things, too. Feel free to "beef," it is Fark.


Oh I know the difference, I just try to vary my words so I'm not repeating the same one over and over again.

I'll pick a better label:
blockadestar
boltstar
bungstar
capstar
corkstar
fastenerstar
latchstar
lidstar
obstructionstar
occlusionstar
padlockstar
stopstar
stopperstar
stopplestar
tapstar

Personally, I'm going for Bungstar
 
2017-10-06 12:32:29 PM  

lindalouwho: Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.

My, aren't you in a delightful mood!

You missed posts talking about plumbing not in buildings, too.


You contributed a comment that made no farking sense. What's my reaction to that supposed to be? You know you're on Fark, right?

Maybe we should all be talking about the failure of an educational system that couldn't teach the janitor guy the difference between a fetus and a tampon. Apparently it was wrapped in toilet paper (which is weird, I never did that, either, I'm confused as to why someone would wrap a tampon they're disposing in a toilet with toilet paper), but still. If you find a bloody object in a toilet in a middle school, why the fark would your first thought be "baby!" rather than "tampon"?

Maybe the janitor needs a remedial class in recognizing common objects so he doesn't call the police some time in the future about an unusually large deposit of shiat found in another bathroom because he thinks it's a bomb.
 
2017-10-06 12:33:07 PM  

TNel: Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.

For the last time IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TOILET!  It's about the sewer lines.  All toilets will flush the damn thing but you are hurting the sewer lines.


OK, LOL.
 
2017-10-06 12:33:40 PM  

TNel: Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.

For the last time IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TOILET!  It's about the sewer lines.  All toilets will flush the damn thing but you are hurting the sewer lines.


They do not care of others, only their own existance.

As evidenced by a complete lack of understanding for those who clean up after their nasty mess making ways.

/Dirty janitor, who cares
//They're paid to clean my blood!
///Wasn't said here, but I've heard it countless times minus the blood part of course
 
2017-10-06 12:37:16 PM  

TNel: MythDragon: I guess the same goes for flushing condoms? But flushing condoms is more of a safety issue than a sanatary one. Namely in case the girl you just banged is off her rocker and wants to fish that thing out of the waste basket and get herself knocked up anyway.

Always been a nagging concern in the back of my head.

No you shouldn't be flushing those as well.  Holy shiat I didn't think this was hard, poop, bodily fluids, toilet paper, household liquids are the only things that should go down the toilet.  If you were concerned about her using the cum, why not rinse it out then throw it away?


Can always get spermicide too, some condoms come with it already in it, spray a little in, throw it away.

Never worried about that personally, but I guess it could be a valid concern.
 
2017-10-06 12:39:19 PM  

dkulprit: Even if it was a fetus, why did the police have to get involved?  At that size it would've meant it was a miscarriage.  Last time I checked, even with the current administration, having a miscarriage wasn't a crime.


It was in an elementary school....if it was a fetus it could have meant that a young child was being abused.
 
2017-10-06 12:47:46 PM  
Well the toilet blew up yesterday afternoon
The plumber he said "Never flush a tampoon!"
This great information cost me half a weeks pay
and the toilet blew up later on the next day ay ay ay!
 
2017-10-06 12:52:53 PM  
Smelly Pirate Hooker:

Jesus Christ, take a farkin' chill pill.  Along with the other woke "feminists".
 
2017-10-06 12:59:02 PM  

Jake Havechek: Smelly Pirate Hooker:

Jesus Christ, take a farkin' chill pill.  Along with the other woke "feminists".


I don't blame her in the least.

1) This topic is very very touchy due to how women are treated socially.  I could see this whole discussion touching on the "sex is dirty when women do it" arena.

2) Even if I am way off base with that guess, it is talking about a bodily function.  America likes keeping that shiat private.

Smelly Pirate Hooker is a great poster/contributor to Fark.  Sorry I had to butt heads with her :(

But my only argument is the sanitary angle, with a side note about plumbing.  Even if a toilet can handle a tampon, that doesn't make tampons not bio-hazards.  Just because you don't see blood residue in the toilet, doesn't mean it's not there.  And I don't see it either, what's worse I don't know what you tossed in there before I get to cleaning.

I wear/use a multitude of PPE, but the best way to keep contamination down?  Knowledge.
 
2017-10-06 01:02:27 PM  
If you want pads and tampons to be thrown away rather than flushed, make sure there is a trash can IN EACH STALL.  The trash can by the sink is insufficient.
 
2017-10-06 01:02:39 PM  
The point people seem to be avoiding is not just the immediate consequences to your own toilet, but what happens further down the line. Unlike the usual suspects that pass into and out of our toilets, tampons are not especially biodegradable. Neither are condoms.

If in your happy little world it's all "out of sight, out of mind" then the magic porcelain chair simply makes icky things go away and that's it. But, as children sometimes learn in something called object permanence, things you flush actually continue to exist. The non-biodegradable things are bad for sanitation systems. And so, ultimately, it's a rather anti-social thing to flush tampons. Not that those who did regularly do so, or have occasionally done so should do strong penance, but it simply is not an enlightened behavior, condoms or tampons or anything that isn't naturally broken down by bacteria and other useful microorganisms. 'Kay? Good.
 
2017-10-06 01:05:38 PM  

FizixJunkee: If you want pads and tampons to be thrown away rather than flushed, make sure there is a trash can IN EACH STALL.  The trash can by the sink is insufficient.


Every unisex toilet I've ever been in had one at the stall and when we had to use the female bathrooms when the guy's was being fixed had them as well so I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's damn near everwhere.  It would probably be harder to find one without a small bin.
 
2017-10-06 01:12:34 PM  

ArthurVandelay: Jake Havechek: Smelly Pirate Hooker:

Jesus Christ, take a farkin' chill pill.  Along with the other woke "feminists".

I don't blame her in the least.

1) This topic is very very touchy due to how women are treated socially.  I could see this whole discussion touching on the "sex is dirty when women do it" arena.

2) Even if I am way off base with that guess, it is talking about a bodily function.  America likes keeping that shiat private.

Smelly Pirate Hooker is a great poster/contributor to Fark.  Sorry I had to butt heads with her :(

But my only argument is the sanitary angle, with a side note about plumbing.  Even if a toilet can handle a tampon, that doesn't make tampons not bio-hazards.  Just because you don't see blood residue in the toilet, doesn't mean it's not there.  And I don't see it either, what's worse I don't know what you tossed in there before I get to cleaning.

I wear/use a multitude of PPE, but the best way to keep contamination down?  Knowledge.


But it's about the improper disposal of feminine products and damage to sewer pipes. Is that anti-woman?
 
2017-10-06 01:15:12 PM  

Jake Havechek: ArthurVandelay: Jake Havechek: Smelly Pirate Hooker:

Jesus Christ, take a farkin' chill pill.  Along with the other woke "feminists".

I don't blame her in the least.

1) This topic is very very touchy due to how women are treated socially.  I could see this whole discussion touching on the "sex is dirty when women do it" arena.

2) Even if I am way off base with that guess, it is talking about a bodily function.  America likes keeping that shiat private.

Smelly Pirate Hooker is a great poster/contributor to Fark.  Sorry I had to butt heads with her :(

But my only argument is the sanitary angle, with a side note about plumbing.  Even if a toilet can handle a tampon, that doesn't make tampons not bio-hazards.  Just because you don't see blood residue in the toilet, doesn't mean it's not there.  And I don't see it either, what's worse I don't know what you tossed in there before I get to cleaning.

I wear/use a multitude of PPE, but the best way to keep contamination down?  Knowledge.

But it's about the improper disposal of feminine products and damage to sewer pipes. Is that anti-woman?


Not at all, but do humans make knee-jerk reactions sometimes?

The more I think about it though, my new motto is going to be:

"You gals have to pay extra fees/taxes for those products, I can take one for the team and clean them up without shouting."
 
2017-10-06 01:31:41 PM  

Jake Havechek: MythDragon:

That definitely beats the shiatty sweatpants and panties incident.  20 years ago, when I worked in a high-rise, a person on the 32nd floor called to report a foul odor coming from the stairwell, as the door was close to their cube.  A supervisor was sent, opened the stairwell door and a pair of brown stained panties was in the corner of the landing, several dried brown puddles and smears on the floor, and on the bottom step of the stairs before the next landing, a severely brown stained pair of sweatpants and two pair of stained socks.  And above all, an abominable stomach churning stench.

You don't need to be a detective to know what happened, but the main question in our minds was, unless the person happened to have a change of clothes with them, how did they leave the building?


That would have been a marvelous Encyclopedia Brown story
 
2017-10-06 01:36:24 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.


Yes modern toilets can, but the sewer system can't.  Someone posted a link above.  You've had to pay for its you just don't know about it because it's rolled into your taxes and sewer fees.  If everyone stopped you'd notice they would lower because they don't have to have as many people on retainer to literally powerwash the clogs out.  You're lucky it hasn't affected the pipes from your house to the main sewer line, but if it ever does that's like 5-10k fix.
 
2017-10-06 02:55:12 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: [img.fark.net image 700x907]


Looks like we found Prince Charles' Fark handle.
 
2017-10-06 02:55:21 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


It's not the crapper that's the problem.  It's further down in the line in the pipes.

Just because your own personal toilet is backing up doesn't mean your city won't have to spend a few million unclogging the mains.
 
2017-10-06 03:04:19 PM  
CSB time

Back in the early '00s I worked at a busy restaurant/bar a couple blocks from Georgetown University. After a busy Friday or Saturday night, you could counton the ladies restroom to be twice as icky as the men's room. Not just once or twice. Consistently.....every....night. I've seen some nasty stuff in the restaurant industry, but that bathroom after a busy night was cringey AF.
 
2017-10-06 03:06:20 PM  

dkulprit: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.

Yes modern toilets can, but the sewer system can't.  Someone posted a link above.  You've had to pay for its you just don't know about it because it's rolled into your taxes and sewer fees.  If everyone stopped you'd notice they would lower because they don't have to have as many people on retainer to literally powerwash the clogs out.  You're lucky it hasn't affected the pipes from your house to the main sewer line, but if it ever does that's like 5-10k fix.


I've had it back up my house drain line *from the clogged main sewer line*.

farking tampons. Don't flush them.
 
2017-10-06 03:20:48 PM  
Just jumping on the "you don't throw tampons in the toilet" bandwagon. Hell, it's not even a bandwagon, it's just...what you do. Throw them in the garbage.
 
2017-10-06 03:36:53 PM  

TNel: "Police were called, an investigation took place, Fox 2 reported breathlessly from the scene - and then, by this morning, the station reported that the object turned out to be nothing more than a feminine hygiene product.
You know: The sort of thing that's often found floating inside a bloody toilet bowl."
"Posted By Elizabeth Semko"

WTF how can an adult woman not know you aren't supposed to flush feminine hygiene products?!?!  I give the young girl a pass but come the fark on.


I am 48 year old woman who NEVER heard that I shouldn't flush tampons until about two years ago.

I own my own home, I don't care if I have to call a plumber every year*, I am not putting my drippy tampons into the trash. They're getting flushed.

*have never had to call a plumber for tampon-related plumbing issues.
 
2017-10-06 03:46:17 PM  

Fliegan: TNel: "Police were called, an investigation took place, Fox 2 reported breathlessly from the scene - and then, by this morning, the station reported that the object turned out to be nothing more than a feminine hygiene product.
You know: The sort of thing that's often found floating inside a bloody toilet bowl."
"Posted By Elizabeth Semko"

WTF how can an adult woman not know you aren't supposed to flush feminine hygiene products?!?!  I give the young girl a pass but come the fark on.

I am 48 year old woman who NEVER heard that I shouldn't flush tampons until about two years ago.

I own my own home, I don't care if I have to call a plumber every year*, I am not putting my drippy tampons into the trash. They're getting flushed.

*have never had to call a plumber for tampon-related plumbing issues.


Some smokers never get cancer.

Some live into their 90s.

You should take up smoking, because by your logic shown here you must believe it is harmless.
 
2017-10-06 03:48:59 PM  

ElizaDoolittle: fusillade762:
And tell them not to throw their used tampons in the farking toilet.

Please explain where they should dispose of used bloody tampons 5 days out of 28 on average, arsehole.  Because the toilet is exactly where I threw my used tampons back when I had periods.  Some countries don't have adequate toilets: they ask you to put tampons in the provided bins. That is a problem of their sanitary systems, not female bodies.

Incidentally, since you seem to think that menstruating women are disgusting and fark up toilets: When I lived in Mexico, the signs said that the toilets could not handle used toilet paper. We were asked to dispose of our TP in the bin provided.

That's right.  Anyone who took a shiat had to wrap their used TP and put it in the bin.  It's sort of disgusting when you think about people pooping.  And they do it every day!!  Even worse, about half of them are men.  Where's the outrage about this?

Billions of people doing what comes naturally, what keeps us alive (pooping) and what keeps the species alive (women ovulating), and you have a hang up that women menstruate?  It's how you got born, you dolt.


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2017-10-06 03:51:54 PM  
You know, I think I'm OK with this. I've seen miscarried fetuses and also I've seen full-on, bloodied post-use tampons and I can see how one might confuse the two if one isn't an expert. (The string possibly being confused for the umbilical cord.) If this was in a middle school and it actually had been the miscarried fetus from a 14 year old, it would have been imperative to locate the girl and check on her and provide support. Slamming the janitor is inappropriate here. If he'd ignored it and it had, after all, been an artifact from a pregnant girl - or an indicator of a medical issue that a young girl would try to conceal - there could be an injured girl out there needing help. I disagree that this is some "misinformed snowflake" story.
 
2017-10-06 04:02:25 PM  

ElizaDoolittle: fusillade762:
And tell them not to throw their used tampons in the farking toilet.

Please explain where they should dispose of used bloody tampons 5 days out of 28 on average, arsehole.  Because the toilet is exactly where I threw my used tampons back when I had periods.  Some countries don't have adequate toilets: they ask you to put tampons in the provided bins. That is a problem of their sanitary systems, not female bodies.

Incidentally, since you seem to think that menstruating women are disgusting and fark up toilets: When I lived in Mexico, the signs said that the toilets could not handle used toilet paper. We were asked to dispose of our TP in the bin provided.

That's right.  Anyone who took a shiat had to wrap their used TP and put it in the bin.  It's sort of disgusting when you think about people pooping.  And they do it every day!!  Even worse, about half of them are men.  Where's the outrage about this?

Billions of people doing what comes naturally, what keeps us alive (pooping) and what keeps the species alive (women ovulating), and you have a hang up that women menstruate?  It's how you got born, you dolt.


Jesus chill the fark out. If you're in the civilized world your plumbing can handle toilet paper. NOWHERE can you flush tampons. I've replaced enough sewage piping to know this. Getting all indignant on someone for having the gall to comment that plumbing can't handle tampons and such isn't going to help anything. It certainly won't make the plumbing capable of handling feminine hygiene products.

This is why public bathrooms have those bags in the women's rooms. Men's rooms don't have them. Use them, and don't make what's between your legs everyone else's goddamn problem.
 
2017-10-06 04:06:00 PM  
Oh and to all the women reading this who think "but I flush tampons and they go down!"

Going down the toilet doesn't mean anything. I can flush a bag of marbles down the toilet, too, but that'll fark up the plumbing.
 
2017-10-06 08:26:42 PM  
Oh, and don't flush condoms. They get together with tampons and other sewer fish and make huge fatbergs. I don't know this first hand,  it may be an urban legend.
 
2017-10-06 08:52:13 PM  

Smackledorfer: Fliegan: TNel: "Police were called, an investigation took place, Fox 2 reported breathlessly from the scene - and then, by this morning, the station reported that the object turned out to be nothing more than a feminine hygiene product.
You know: The sort of thing that's often found floating inside a bloody toilet bowl."
"Posted By Elizabeth Semko"

WTF how can an adult woman not know you aren't supposed to flush feminine hygiene products?!?!  I give the young girl a pass but come the fark on.

I am 48 year old woman who NEVER heard that I shouldn't flush tampons until about two years ago.

I own my own home, I don't care if I have to call a plumber every year*, I am not putting my drippy tampons into the trash. They're getting flushed.

*have never had to call a plumber for tampon-related plumbing issues.

Some smokers never get cancer.

Some live into their 90s.

You should take up smoking, because by your logic shown here you must believe it is harmless.


You forgot "second hand clogging", pipes don't end at a property line.
 
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