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Okay kiddies, rant time.
So I’ve received some messages that this story could not possibly be true because as "Septic Tank Experts"- it’s impossible to back up a toilet in the second story via the septic tank. *SIGH*.
Here’s the thing, I’m not debating physics. But telling me, a real memory of my childhood did not happen because you’re going off a diagnosis I made in my comic above… is a little laughable, don’t you think?
Firstly, this comic is a recollection (I am 23 now) of what happened when I was little. I WAS 10 YEARS old. So, my point of this is… you are taking my half remembered fears (oh god the septic tank must be backing up)… and grading me on it as if to see if I got the answer right.
Duh, I didn't know what was 100% accurately happening in technical terms. I was ten, you twats. And yet I’ve been getting messages of people scoffing at me, saying a septic tank backing up on the second story is IMPOSSIBLE, so YOU ARE A LIAR.
I googled… you know, just to know if there are other liars out there, and guess what? The search “My toilet on the second story is backing up” has hundreds upon hundreds of hits. Simply put, the main line is clogged and backing up the toilet causing murky shit water to spill over. The clogs can happen on any level, and depending on how far away from the actual toilet they are determines how much back water you get spilling over. Oh hey now, that sounds oddly familiar.
See though? See how easy that was?
Shit like this DOES happen (pun intended). But for the love of god, don't hold your fucking breaths to see if I correctly and accurately discern a problem and draw it accordingly in a web comic.
Who cares if I misdiagnosed the mechanics behind the back up? (heaven forbid, I know. I am the devil).
But now I’m faced with ignorant messages from people saying my whole story has become void because I said the septic tank backed up, and not the deep clog in the main lines got backed up.
For fucks sake.
I'm afraid of you lot. I’m afraid that you take everything (even a ten year old memory) as the most literal fact there ever was. Like I sat there, a 10 year old girl, diagnosing the toilet and its issues.
Unless its correctly laid out in front of you, you don't seem to be able to create conclusions or assumptions about what probably happened.
Toilets back up on any story of the house.
But the septic tank wouldn't cause any of the higher elevated problems. That's due to blockage and/or other drains (like the washing machine) draining into it and clogging it.