Monday, January 6, 2014


There are some really smart people out there. I'm thinking about people who improve a product right now.

This was bright on by losing my wedding ring down the bathroom sink drain.

I was terribly worried.

It was just after I got out of the shower. My contacts were out and my glasses were upstairs. Reaching for my watch and ring, I pushed my ring into the sink and was embarrassingly bad in the attempt to snatch it from the sink before it fell down the drain.

Panic set in. I ran up the stairs two at a time. Glasses on. Down the stairs. Grab some towels. Pull everything out from inside the cabinet. Throw the towels down to catch the water. Then I saw that the drain pipe was PVC. I was able to open the three nuts, remove the pipe, and have minimal water come out. All by hand. (Obviously, that would be different if the sink were clogged.)

What a terrific innovation-a catch in the system. While it seems obvious, there was a time when it didn't exist.

So here's to the person who figured out that plumbing innovation. Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. I second that cheer. I can't count how many times I've lost my ring down a drain pipe. I'm glad you got yours back though, it's an awful feeling to loose your wedding ring.