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CVS sells stupid plungers

Plunger

Last night my roommate called me on my way home from school to report that the toilet was clogged, and could I please direct him to the plunger (hydroforce blast cup to the professionals). I’ve discovered, in my years as an apartment owner, that plungers have a limited lifespan, and as he asked me where it was, I couldn’t distinctly remember whether the it had given up the ghost on the last use or not. I told him where I thought it was, but he couldn’t find it, so I said I would pick one up at CVS on my way home.

The CVS at 19th and Chestnut apparently only carries one style of plunger, and it is the one pictured above. I picked it up in the store for a moment, unbelieving that this was what they were selling to unclog sinks and toilets. It is only about eight inches tall, and the plunger part has the diameter of a coffee mug. I knew it would be totally ineffective when applied to a toilet, but I bought it anyway because I was equally desperate and unbelieving that they would sell this dollhouse sized item. Thankfully, we didn’t end up having to use it, I found the old plunger hidden away when I got home, but I continue to be in awe that CVS sells this thing, thinking it will be helpful.

Posted by on January 18, 2007.

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