After going 5 years without draining our septic tank we were starting to have flushing problems. I called the local honey wagon service to get us fixed up and they said they would send someone out the next day.
Septic service man Danny arrived in the morning and my wife and her sister walked him over to our tank cover. Danny was about 75 years old and looked to be experienced at his job. Danny pulled the cement cover off the tank and bent over to get a look at the job ahead. The first thing he said was, “Oh crap”. My wife yelled back, “Is it that bad”. Danny said, “No but I just dropped my false teeth down into the septic tank”.
My wife and her sister just looked at each other and started laughing so hard that they were crying. Danny didn’t take it so well at first and started stomping around the yard cursing up a storm. All that did was make the sisters laugh even harder. After everyone had calmed down even Danny started to laugh.
Danny finished his job like a pro and we all laughed about it the rest of the day. I guess that’s just one of the hazards of being a 75 year old septic tank man.