I got the email below from Roto Rooter today.  I’m not sure exactly what it says about me that I’m on Roto Rooter’s mailing list.  

As for the email, it just seemed odd to me that they felt the need to advise not to put the pumpkin innards down the toilet.  Then again, I’m a believer that most people are stupid, so it would appear that Roto Rooter and I are on the same page.

Also, apparently Roto Rooter had a “popular” commercial in the 1970’s based upon Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven” that is still beloved.  I watched it.  I think whoever wrote this email is a liar, as well as an elitist.  Thus, we’d probably get along quite well.

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service
Pipeline Newsletter
1-800-GET-ROTO RotoRooter.com
Tips you should know before carving a pumpkin
Mary,
Millions of pounds of pumpkin pulp is scraped from pumpkins throughout the Halloween season, resulting in yummy pies, creative jack-o’-lanterns… and plumbing nightmares.

Every year, plumbers get lots of calls to repair garbage disposers and kitchen sink drains that have been clogged with slimy, stringy pumpkin pulp and seeds.

     Follow these tips to guard against Halloween drain disasters…
Never put pumpkin pulp or seeds down the toilet, sink drain or in the garbage disposer. The stringy, sticky gunk hardens and clogs drains and disposers.
Carve pumpkins on a thick bed of newspaper. Wrap up pumpkin-related materials and throw away in the garbage can or compost pile.
Separate the seeds, then roast for a tasty treat. Or grow your own pumpkins by planting this year’s seeds early next spring.
     Did you know… In 1979, Roto-Rooter created a popular
     TV commercial called “The Raving,” which was inspired by
     Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven.”
     It’s still popular today.

     View “The Raving” Commercial »

     Fun Facts, according to Guinness World Records…

The world’s largest jack-o’-lantern was carved from a 1,469 lb pumpkin on October 31, 2005.
The fastest time carving a face into a pumpkin is 24.03 seconds, recorded July 23, 2006.

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