I had just finished cleaning the bathrooms at the Bungalow, so I opened a window in the front bathroom to air it out. I then left the job, well done I might add, and went to check my emails and do some twittering in the kitchen. A well deserved break after spending an hour scrubbing toilets, tubs and sinks. I had been seated maybe 5 minutes when I heard someone in the front bathroom. I yelled at KiKi to get out of the bathroom (she likes to play in the sink) and she responded from the living room "Not in the bathroom!" Oh, just the cat then. No big deal.
"What the hell???" I ran into the bathroom to see this.
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My cat broke my toilet.
Remember that open window. Apparently it looks like a really nifty escape hatch to a cat who thinks he is a POW. Unfortunately his path was impeded by a large barrel jar candle and candle stand from PartyLite. Actually here is a picture of exactly what was in his way.
When he tried to jump out of the window, and failed, he landed on the candle apparently and knocked it off the windowsill where it was sitting. The candle itself came out of the holder and the glass of the jar candle hit the edge of the potty and shattered it. Now how exactly do you explain that to the landlord?
Well this is how you explain it to the landlord.
Me- Hi. This is Kat from 3 Bedroom Bungalow. Well, I have a problem. I am going to need a repair man to come out and replace a toilet because, well, my cat broke the toilet.
Landlady- *starts laughing hysterically*
Me- I know, I feel really stupid calling you, but he shattered the toilet bowl by knocking a candle that was sitting behind the toilet down off the windowsill.
Landlady- I can do you one better. I broke a toilet by having a candle collapse a shelf I installed in my washroom above the toilet. I'll have the plumber out tomorrow to give you a quote on a new toilet.
Me- Thank you.
I still feel like an idiot.
Update: The repair man came by to survey the damage and said he "needs to make some inquiries" because "the toilet may be obsolete". Crap!