I was using a hammer to tap a frozen nut loose while replacing a toilet seat. Although I was careful, one of my blows cracked the toilet bowl, and the result was a flooded bathroom floor. I bought a new seat and toilet. While installing the new toilet, I excessively torqued the hold-down bolts and broke that throne. I bought yet another toilet. This time, my wife got me out of the house while a friend carefully and successfully installed it.
Illustration by Steve Bjorkman
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