My son moved to the next level in Scouts last night and I find that today he has moved to another level in pranks, which run rampant in my home. We have had a slooooow draining tub for a few days and I decided that the soap that went down the drain was not dissolving fast enough and that anything else that went down afterwards would certainly aggravate the problem. We live far enough out in the country that we are not connected to the town sewer so we have a septic tank. With a septic tank, you should try all methods other than chemicals to unclog so that you don't ruin the all important balance of bacteria in the septic tank. We don't do chemicals here, anyway. I took out our heavy duty plunger and plunged until nothing could possibly be left in the drain or pipes.
Ten minutes later, I summoned my 10 year old son to the shower so he could be less farmy when we took my daughter to ballet. He called from the bathroom that the faucets would not work and he could not take a shower. All I could think of was that I blew everything out when plunging. After a few minutes, I realized that he had turned off the supply to the tub. What a wonderful trick. After we laughed a few minutes, he showered and we were off to the city.