What a Drain

Why yes, I did mean that literally:


Last week, the water refused to drain well in my bathtub. What.a.pain.

Of course, I took this picture after I cleaned out the drain.

As I was thinking about how annoyed I was that the water wouldn’t drain & how disgusting it was to clean, I happened to think about the reason the drain was clogged.

Because of my hair.

And I thought of some ladies I know who have lost their hair due to cancer or other illnesses. And how much they would pay to be able to have hair that clogs drains.

And suddenly, I wasn’t so peeved at my hairy drain. I mean, yeah – it was still nasty. Certainly didn’t change the gross factor.

But I’m thankful I even have hair that can clog drains. Perspective changes everything.

How about you?


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  1. Christina says:

    I used to have to clean the drains out at college. Benefits of being a dorm supervisor. TONS of girls taking showers each day = lots of hair. Yuck! Had to clean them out (cupfuls of hair) each week.

    So now when I do mine at home, it is not nearly as nasty! 🙂 Always thankful for that! And yes, your perspective is good to remember as well. In many areas of life. The things we complain about, some people would give anything to have!

  2. Christa says:

    It always helps me to remember that. It’s easy to complain about something and there’s someone next door saying, “boy, I wish I could complain about having that!!!”

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