December 3, 2012

Used toilet purportedly clean.

Email from the neighborhood listserve:
Our new neighbors across the street replaced their toilets.
They have a fully functional Mayfair toilet for anyone who is interested.
It is very clean, since it was transported in their vehicle!

If you are interested please contact...

19 comments:

alan markus said...

I don't get the part about it being clean because it was transported in their vehicle.

EDH said...

Is this a non-low-flush toilet, and is there a scarcity premium on them?

Tim said...

alan markus said...

"I don't get the part about it being clean because it was transported in their vehicle."

Obama voter logic.

It must be clean, since they transported it in their vehicle.

Obama must be qualified for office, since he was elected.

Anyone one of marginal intelligence can see the fallacy of both statements.

alan markus said...

Unless there is some toilet cleaning function that is part of some Japanese imported car that I haven't heard about. Here in America having Bluetooth/USB, etc., in our cars was supposed to be a big deal. As always, the Japanese beat us on technology, at least when it comes to clean toilets.

edutcher said...

Be it ever thus, some people need nothing to talk about.

Ann Althouse said...

To check the logic, construct a syllogism:

No one would transport something in their vehicle unless it was clean
The toilet was transported in a vehicle
Therefore the toilet is clean

X said...

I've been offered $1000 for my toilet. no deal.

EMD said...

No one would transport something in their vehicle unless it was clean

What if the vehicle in question is a garbage truck?

SteveR said...
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Sorun said...

How about: "Transported in the back of a pickup through the car wash".

Sorun said...

I'd accept a used toilet that had been buried outside in rich soil for one year.

alan markus said...

This is Madison, right? Maybe someone could figure out a retrofit so that it could be used to filter and store that turkey fryer vegetable oil for reuse, instead of hauling it down to the recycling facility.

Ralph L said...

We now know many of the Bright Young Mayfair toilets were hopped up on cocaine, so I'd hold out for a Belgravia.

MadisonMan said...

I saw that. All I could think of is Eewww.

lge said...

OK, I guess I just lack proper sensibility and cleanliness. Oink, oink. But I've bought a used toilet before.

HOWEVER, I have an excuse: I live in a house built in 1950, which still had the original light-blue Sears Homart toilet/bath/sink. So clever me, I broke the toilet. So I had to find a color-matching replacement.

(Now, don't go "Ewwww -- a light-blue bathroom!")

wyo sis said...

Toilets are made of non-porous material and, in theory at least, could be made sterile.
That being said, I'd have a hard time reusing a toilet someone threw out.
Unless it was a non-low flow one, then just show me to a power wash, those things work!

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Ige,

OK, I guess I just lack proper sensibility and cleanliness. Oink, oink. But I've bought a used toilet before.

HOWEVER, I have an excuse: I live in a house built in 1950, which still had the original light-blue Sears Homart toilet/bath/sink. So clever me, I broke the toilet. So I had to find a color-matching replacement.


I had a friend at Cal who blew up the toilet in a rental apartment in an ill-fated experiment to see whether bottle rockets stay lit underwater. (They do. Enough to blow stuff up, anyway. Please consider the science settled.) He couldn't find an exact match, but I think he picked something up at Ohmega Salvage that he figured was close enough for landlord purposes. Ohmega, which I think is still there, is basically where you get the leavings from Bay Area home restorations. The last time I went by it, which was years ago, the front yard was dominated by a couple of rows of ... vintage toilets.

(I seem to attract friends prone to reckless experiments in bathrooms. [No, that isn't what I meant, either.] Another kid got ahold, somehow, of a piece of solid elemental lithium, and threw it into a sinkful of water to see what would happen. The little burnt-in scars in the wooden door give you an idea what did happen.

Memo to chem students: Any prank more elaborate than filching silver nitrate from the lab and pouring it on your roommate's sneakers is liable to blow something up or set something on fire. And I don't honestly recommend the silver nitrate plan either.

Paul said...

My wife wanted a Toto toilet in our guest bathroom so I removed a perfectly good Kohler one piece toilet and put it on Craigslist. I had it outside in our courtyard covered in plastic and when people came by to look at it I would uncover it and it was clean for their inspection. I was amazed that people wanted to sit on it to try it out! Had to choke back laughter at the absurdity of the spectacle. But I guess it was comfortable enough or whatever because a couple from Berkeley bought it.

EMD said...

People buy used toilets all the time.

In previously-owned houses. It ain't that big of a deal. Just buy a new seat and some bleach for crying out loud.