One night, quite some time ago, a lovely lady in one of our fair cities woke up to find that her toilet was warm when she sat upon it. This seemed odd to her, and she looked up a non emergency number to talk to someone at the fire department about the situation.
Ultimately, that call got to us here in 911 land, and we sent her a fire truck (because that’s what we do).
The firefighters who responded on this call were kind enough to share the following images.
This is her toilet:
This is her toilet when viewed through their thermal imaging camera:
Those white parts? They aren’t just warm. They’re hot. Very very hot.
Somehow the plumbing in her house had become energized by the electrical system. No idea how. So, she spent an hour or so hanging out with the firefighters while they waited for the power company to come deal with the situation.
Thus, she was saved from the possibility of her house catching on fire in the middle of the night by the need to pee and a warm bum. Happiness is a Warm Bum after all…