#646 – Drip

Back when I lived in Boston there was one apartment that had a persistent leak in the bathroom ceiling. At first I would just notice water droplets on the sink and splashed onto the mirror. It was kind of a mystery as to where they were coming from. Then one night I went in and turned on the ceiling light and noticed it was dimmer than usual. I looked up to see that the frosted glass globe was half full of water. It turns out the woman in the apartment above me got in the habit of showering with the curtain on the outside of the bathtub. My whole bathroom ceiling was waterlogged and had to be replaced.


29 thoughts on “#646 – Drip”

  1. Libraman says:

    Biff my man, you are the eight wonder of the world 😀
    @Chris: I cannot imagine what would had happened if your glass globe wasn’t attached as securely O.O

  2. Vidja says:

    Every time we get a storm, our bottom room floods.
    Used to just be drips coming through the roof until this huge storm last June.
    The water came rushing through a small gap in our downstairs bathroom, the door was closed at the time, when my brother opened the door it was like Flash Flood.

  3. Twilightfairy says:

    That is an excellent way to solve a leak.

  4. Gonna get polluted water, though, probably. Especially if he has foam ceiling tiles. But, maybe the fish(or whatever is in there) is as invincible as Biff! Scary, really.

  5. Trevor says:

    Hey, it’s that rocket.

  6. speearr says:

    I don’t get it. What’s bubbles got to do with it?

    And hey yeah, it’s that rocket!

  7. Araxiel says:

    If ‘bubbles’ is the name of a fish or something, shouldn’t it be ‘Bubbles’ with a capital B?

  8. RG says:

    I just noticed the crashed rocket. Awesome.

  9. Chris says:

    @Araxiel – Yes, you are right. I’ll fix that.

  10. Grug says:

    Animals in the house week!

  11. Chris says:

    That’s an ingenious way to solve a leaky roof. Benefits all around.

  12. Cuzn Jimmy says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how I got a leaky roof in an old apartment I lived in when I was on the first floor of a 3 story building.

  13. Fop says:

    I was on the opposite side of the bathroom ceiling issue earlier this year. We had a number of angry visits from our downstairs neighbour, and at least three lessons in the importance of tucking the shower curtain in from the landlord before it occured to him that maybe he should recaulk around the tub.

    Graduate level concept, I know.

  14. Kurast says:

    The washing machine upstairs from us had a broken ‘out’ hose.

    As such, the water rushed down our machines and pooled into our carpet.

    Which persisted after two ‘repairs.’

  15. Mophtran says:

    Ooh, I’ve had that happen to me before. Part of the ceiling above my shower collapsed, creating a huge puddle on the floor in the bathroom. The best part? The hole in the ceiling revealed a bunch of black mold on the bottom of the floor above.

  16. Vicky says:

    Thats a fantastic idea! I will create a leak above my fish tank so the water doesn’t evaporate so fast!

  17. Mike says:

    Lol at the rocket. Hooray for fish and the water they need for survival!

  18. An Ony Mouse says:

    Where is the rocket from? What is it referencing?

  19. Foxhound2 says:

    Biff’s fish is goanna die.

  20. Zaffa says:

    I think it`s another “Old Biff Comics Reference Week.”

  21. The rocket is from a couple of old Biff comics…rocket powered cereal and talking on the cellphone while traveling through space.

  22. Trevor says:

    I think also the telepathy one.

  23. Trevor says:

    Wait, not telepathy, teleKINESES (sp?)

  24. Nathan says:

    I’m going with homeowner’s chores week. Bad floor yesterday, bad roof today…

    The best leaky ceiling story I have is from when I worked in a hotel restaurant. The hotel was going through renovations, and one day, they had the fire sprinklers tested. Whoops! Loose fitting blew open above the restaurant ceiling. The fun part was that we had one of those drop ceilings with grid and tiles, and the tiles were sound enough that nobody noticed the problem until some six inches of water had filled up, at which point, many off the tiles failed spectacularly, resulting in cascades of nasty water pouring out of our ruined ceiling for maybe ten seconds. I got to go home early that day.

  25. Zaffa says:

    Last comic- References the one with the blender an’ the cheese… Too lazy to look it up. This one references the whole rocket arc.

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  27. Manfred says:

    I bet that’s something not even Tim Taylor could screw up. Then again, if I speak too soon, he might end up detonating a fish tank and getting PETA on his case.

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