Tuesday, June 15, 2010

RockyCat and the Ghostly O-Ring

So, Sunday morning I got out of bed, went to the bathroom, fed the cats, brushed my teeth, glanced at the paper, and then hopped in the shower.


And on one of the shelves in the tub-surround, next to a bottle of shampoo, was an o-ring. A black rubber o-ring, about half-an-inch in diameter.


Where did it come from? Ya got me.


Seriously, I've been wracking my brain, trying to think of where on earth that o-ring came from, and ....... I got nothin'. I thought maybe it somehow broke off the showerhead, but it's still intact. I can't think of any possible other place that o-ring came from; I mean, my house isn't exactly overrun with o-rings to begin with, and how one would end up on a shelf in the shower ....


Right now, my best guess is that I have a ghost. A ghost who got tired of listening to me bitch about the slow-running shower drain and got sick of watching me dump Drano down the drain and plungeplungeplunge and bitch when it backed up AGAIN less than a week later and .... well, the ghost went down the drain and located the errant o-ring that had been gumming up the works and then set it on the shelf to let me know what he had done because - you know what? - the shower's been draining FINE since the o-ring appeared.


Yeah, that's all I got.


Any guesses?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

ghost cat?

~~Silk said...

Any deceased plumbers in the house's past? Or live ones in the more recent past?

Or maybe you have an elf who needs, uh, help keeping it up.

Or maybe the last application of Draino exploded and shot the ring into the air, and it landed there.

~~Silk said...

Aha! How 'bout from inside the cap of the Draino bottle?

Fish Food said...

That's just plain ol' weird.

Rob said...

Cue "Twilight Zone" music ...

Domestic Kate said...

I was thinking ghost cat too. Do the cats play in the bathroom at all? Maybe they found one somewhere and "chased" it into the tub?

Domestic Kate said...

P.S. I responded to your comment on my blog, but just in case: I'd be happy to send you some dishcloths. No giveaway necessary! Just email me your address: katiecamarena@yahoo.com

rockygrace said...

The cats are a good idea (always blame the cats!), but the o-ring was up on a high, narrow shelf. Then again, if it's a ghost cat ...

~~Silk, the Drano bottle is a brilliant idea! Except again, the shelf the o-ring is on is up pretty high.

On closer examination, the o-ring did have a break in it, so I'm thinking it was part of the showerhead assembly, fell off, and somehow ... ummmm ... veered over to the shelf? Yeah, I still got nothin'.

Kate, you would not believe how much I'm looking forward to new dishcloths! Thank you!

Heather said...

A ghost story mystery! Love it!
Any ghost that helps out around the house can surely stay, right?

rockygrace said...

Heather, he can fix all the plumbing he wants to. And if I can get him to do laundry, I'm all set.