Saturday, January 30, 2010

For Style and Function, It's a 10!

Who knew buying a toilet could be so complicated? There are “flushability”(my new word) ratings on all the new commodes. I had to ask a store associate to explain to me the difference between a “4” and an “8” and a “10.” The associate looked to be in her late 50’s to early 60’s, and neatly coifed for her afternoon in the plumbing department. She explained that the higher the number the better the stool. A “10” was the highest. I noticed that the ratings were in even numbers only, so anyone looking for lucky number “7” on their new toilet was out of luck.

Considering the job that we were asking this device to do with barely a gallon and a half of water (thank you, Congress) we decided to splurge on a “10.”

“Oh, you’ll be very happy with this toilet,” the associate assured us. “It has a strong flush. It won’t clog. You won’t need to flush twice. And it’s good with kids.”

“Flushes them through in one try, too, eh?” I asked her.

The Boss immediately started laughing. It was contagious. I started laughing too.

“Oh yes, definitely,” nodded the associate, in her most knowledgeable voice.

I don’t think she ever heard what I asked, but the kids did.

I think they're nervous.

P.S. From http://www.dictionary.com/

stool (stōōl)


n.

A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.

A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.

A toilet seat; a commode.

Fecal matter from a single bowel movement (2's or 10's, Kathleen).

10 comments:

CrossView said...

"the higher the number the better the stool"
ROFL!

Here's to great stools for you and yours!

Twisted said...

From the store associate's answer you must have been down at the orange building. Yes???

By the way. I sat a cup out for those coins when those obnoxious fumes filter into the air. Only one child hasn't caught on to running for the bathroom. He expells, then says "Oops, I'll go get a dime."
Glad you and yours are rating a 10.
PS. I saw the Snow Oklahoma at OK Granny - loved it!

Michelle said...

Too funny!! And I love the fact, that she was totally clueless. The funniest though was your label-underground tour. I'd like to see that on the Travel Channel!

Kathleen said...

Does a toilet have a part called a "stool", or are you planning to flush #10s (as opposed to #2s)?

Arby said...

stool (stōōl)
n.

A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.

A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.

A toilet seat; a commode.

Fecal matter from a single bowel movement.

www.dictionary.com

Brownie said...

When we redid our bathroom Sir knew just the right toilet - one that uses only 1 1/2 gal of water and has a vacuum flush - one flush does it.

I have appreciated that flusher.

BTW - regarding your "Foul Air Reparation Trust" - I would be rich, I tell you, RICH!!!

Sir has been a most odiferous spouse - I seriously considered hanging an OSHA sign on his side of the bed.

Oklahoma Granny said...

So I guess the Kohler stool they show in the commercial must be a 10.

Opus #6 said...

The toilet seems like a low priority item. Until you don't have one.

GingerB said...

Stool is also a verb. It is unlawful to stool in a public place in Salt Lake City. Thought you ought to know.

Big Doofus (Roger) said...

We have a commode in our office at work that I would categorize as a "26." I often refer to it as the "Suck-O-Matic" and warn newbies to hold onto the handicap railing when they flush if they're still sitting down or they will go down with it.