Why I Cannot Go To The Toilet Without First Looking Into It (With Comic Strips)

Screen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.18.15 PMScreen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.18.27 PMScreen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.23.23 PMScreen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.23.33 PMScreen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.27.26 PMScreen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.55.49 PMWhich is why, 26 years later:

Screen shot 2013-07-17 at 2.18.15 PM{inspired by this disgusting post from Slate: “A Brief History of Toilet-Based Animal Attacks.”}

7 thoughts on “Why I Cannot Go To The Toilet Without First Looking Into It (With Comic Strips)

  1. I love it– great work!

    Yes, I remember it well. That was certainly one of the more memorable College & Career Group activities of the year. Making it all the more picturesque, at least for me, was the fact that the great hunter that day was a Native American, one of the very few ethnicities NOT commonly found in Brooklyn, at least at that time. It struck me as funny and fitting.

    I had first tried to flush the little visitor, but he bravely swam against the current. As I was trying to think of Plan B (cruel as it may sound, I was leaning towards the use of chemical weapons– i.e. Drano) our hero (whose name I must confess I forget; he was not a regular of the group) swiftly came up with this approach.

    Crucial to its success was that after coaxing the rat out of the bowl the great hunter dropped him into a small garbage can, which was then swiftly covered and shaken most vigorously. Thus when the beast was dumped out onto East 27th Street he was far too dazed and confused to even attempt an escape. One swift chop with the old shovel, and the mighty deed was done

    It was a grand show, with refreshments provided by the neighborhood bagel store, and of course a soundtrack of dramatic “eeeews” and “OMGs,” etc.

    Prior to this I had always thought that rats coming up through the toilet was pure urban legend.

    It is not. We know.

  2. Seriously, this is great stuff. I LOVE the people looking into the bathroom, as well as the dead rat with the blood. Very well done.

  3. The drawings and captions are excellent, Rachel, and dad’s filling in the rest of the story is awesome. But I have to tell you that I hope my wife never reads this blog post, because if she did she’d never use another toilet anywhere ever again.

    1. Look twice, flush before sitting down as well as after, and of course be vigilant at all times. One can never be too careful..!

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