“Mommy, It’s Just like Old Faithful!”
Everyone’s own personal problems are the ones that matter most.
To a lot of people, it’s stretching the paycheck out until the next one gets cashed.
To soldiers in Iraq, it’s doing their duty while trying to stay alive.
To the good people of Frankenmuth, Michigan, it’s geysers of water shooting out of their toilets. From the AP:
Maintenance of city sewer lines is causing quick bursts of water to splash out of residents’ toilets. The problem has affected about 20 of Frankenmuth’s 1,200 households.
“It’s just real strange,” City Manager Charles Graham told The Saginaw News for a story Friday.
The story quoted Graham as saying that the maintenance work usually causes only “mild gurgling”.
But in some homes, water has burst onto walls and floors in the city 70 miles north of Detroit.
Department of Public Works crews use a spray nozzle to boost the water pressure in sewer pipes each year to flush out the pipes.
The city previously had placed notices in a local newspaper to alert residents about the work. But because of the recent splashing, the city decided to post notices on residents’ doors urging them to take precautions.
The maintenance still is under way and usually takes about a week.
The story goes on to say that the city is not sure when this year’s work will end–because Public Works employees are busy plowing snow and salting roads.
So, this is an amusing story on an early Saturday afternoon in February.
Unless you happen to near particular bathrooms in Frankenmuth, Michigan.