August 29th, 2010



Right before my business trip, our kitchen sink backed up. Badly. Like we ran the garbage disposal and nothing happened. It still didn't drain and in fact, we could barely hear the disposal. It sounded like the disposal was not turning. miome put in a call to maintenance.

While I was on my trip, I called Miome to let her know I had made it to my destination. She let me know that maintenance had been by and had fixed the sink. Then she started laughing. The problem? One of us had plugged the sink at some point, forgotten to unplug it, forgotten it was even plugged, and then couldn't figure out why it wasn't draining. The reason the garbage disposal sounded funny was because it was muffled by the plug.

Maintenance guy said it was the easiest fix he'd ever done. Just remove the plug.