I jumped at the opportunity to read this book. It’s very different from what I normally read, but at times like these, light-hearted reads are more than welcome.
The stories in this book are entertaining, amusing, and downright nasty at times.
I loved it!
This book came about after the author called in a plumber about her clogged toilet. The plumber, Jon was a talkative man. His stories about the memorable people and service jobs he’s had were too good not to share and compelled the author to write this book. This book includes Jon’s stories as well as many other plumbers’ “greatest hits”.
I learned a lot about what not to put down the toilet. I also learned you can’t lie to your plumber, they WILL find out what is really blocking your toilet.
Plumbers deal with much more than just poop (although they do deal with a lot of poop too). Gigantic dildos, snakes, roaches, rats, drugs, weapons, and more! Plus all of the different customers they have to deal with. Hoarders and exhibitionists! Think that people answering the door naked or propositioning their plumber only happens in books or movies? Nope! And just imagine having to work around a guy who won’t get out of the shower WHILE you’re fixing it!
I enjoyed reading all the stories from different plumbers. Honestly, some stories did make me a bit nauseous. “Tasting the rainbow” is a story I will never forget. The things plumbers deal with would make someone with a strong stomach gag. The plumbers in this book have the STRONGEST stomachs ever. I thought female plumbers, Carissa and Jac had some of the best stories.
I have a lot of respect for the people who chose this line of work. We will always need plumbers!
A light-hearted and funny book of stories from those who have seen and smelled it all!
I’d like to thank Abby Ross for providing me with a copy of this book. All opinions are my own.