"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Thursday, March 13, 2008

the best seat in the house

We all have our comfort zones. Be it your own home, a certain impenetrable group of friends, old clothes...you get the idea. And clearly after reading this story, there's a reason a trip to the ladies' room is often called a "comfort break." Those of you faint at heart might want to click away.

Always the homebody, Pam Babcock was recently rushed to the hospital disoriented, atrophied and with a toilet seat um, stuck to her, um, backside. Yes, people, you read correctly. After two years of sitting on the potty in the bathroom of her boyfriend's trailer, Pam's skin had grown around her comfort seat, and she was unable to get up. And where was her boyfriend, you might ask? He asked her every day if she was ready to come out, and each day she replied, "maybe tomorrow." According to an article on CNN.com, Pam and Kory had conversations, meals and a normal relationship...all in the restroom. A normal relationship? On a potty? Hardly conducive to romance if you ask me. When asked about the sit-uation (couldn't resist), Kory said, "you kind of get used to it." Really.

County Sherriff - and get this; I PROMISE it's true - Bryan Whipple (yes! like Mr. Whipple of "Don't Squeeze the Charmin" fame - I can't make this up) said his team had to pry the seat off the commode with a crowbar, and Ms. Babcock had to be taken to the hospital to have the ER staff remove the apparatus. Yikes.

1 comment:

LT (and Max) said...

i was disappointed not to see pictures of this incident. i saw it on the news earlier, but it was very brief so i didn't get the entire story. i also love how the boyfriend said "i should have gotten help sooner"...it was 2 YEARS!!! do you THINK you should have gotten help sooner buddy? some people.

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