I felt sorry for the poor plumber having to get into the drain with his little scoop shovel and shovel the crap out of the drain, which included tampons, raggy wipes, netting from some kind of food like you might wrap a ham in (or something like that), a plastic fork (?!) and a heap of toilet paper and literal crap.
So the blockage was a combination of dead tree roots (nature) and shit that was shoved down the drain apart from the shit that should have been going down the drain (stupid humans) in the first place.
And whoever thought planting a Lilly-pilly tree next to a main sewer drain all those years ago wasn't thinking about future consequences of the shit-storm it would create, either.
The Spirit of the Lily and the Lillypilly?
|The stump of the lilly pilly tree in my backyard|
But I could see this relatively young tree causing a shitload of problems further down the track, or in this case drain.
Listening to an old Terence McKenna video on You Tube last night where he says, "science is really the plumbing level of reality", I couldn't help thinking of that blocked drain in my backyard as a great metaphor for what he was saying in the lecture.
|Watch out for those darn tree roots Dr. Amp;-)|
Those white rabbits probably crap as fast as they breed
Who knows just what the future holds in this reality and for science and its team of plumbers?-)
20.07 – MU Podcast
And did these guys on the 'Mysterious Universe' podcast mention sitys or shitys that Hank stumbles across in the future?-)
It's a jungle down (out) there it seems ... among other things.
My garbage bin overfloweth with junk from the main drain and that's not my "recycle bin" from my computer, either.