We played cards and then nature called me. So I took a trip to the bathroom. And as I stood up from the toilet I flushed it and suddenly heard a weird clink. I had no idea what it was at the time. Turns out I flushed my favorite fountain pen down the toilet! It was in my back pocket.
We've called the plumber and eventually he'll show up. Till then both my kids have learned to use the plunger (and they're quite proud of this accomplishment).
I told Pete my pen might just be stuck. If it is the plumber might be able to retrieve it. He said, Ooo!!!! You're going to touch it? And I said, Sure. I can just wash it off. It will be as good as new. I then told him I read about someone flushing their false teeth down the toilet and you know they used them once they were found (teeth are expensive).
I don't know what spiritual application this silly story has for you. Maybe something to do with taking responsibility for our actions rather than making excuses. I have no excuse. I was just being absent-minded (which will probably cost us a $100).
Maybe I tell you just so you know that I too do dumb things so if you happen to do something stupid you won't feel alone.
Just make sure you check your back pockets when you go to the bathroom.