Readers of a nervous or sensitive disposition should probably avoid this post
I find some of the latest adverts for loo cleaners a bit ghastly, to be honest. I wonder how some young Mums will persuade their kids to go from using the safe and familiar potty to the big scary loo if they have seen these monsters lurking beneath the rim on the TV
But it seems that real life is even more risky, as I found reading the BBC News Website ...
A man in Thailand got a shock last week when he went to the loo and a python sank its teeth into his...er...private parts. The python had slithered through the plumbing and up into his toilet. I am glad to read that the gentleman is making a good recovery [that's a relief]
People in County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, were warned to check their toilets in April after an elderly man was bitten on the bottom by a rat. A local councillor advised people "to keep their toilet seats down when not in use, and to watch their posteriors".[begosh and begorrah!]
In New York, stories of alligators in the sewers have proliferated since the 1930s, but they are probably just urban legends. In Paris, however, a crocodile was found in the city's sewers in the 1980s under Pont Neuf. There is no record though of an animal of this kind getting round a U-bend and arriving in a toilet.[quelle horreur!]
I am not aware of any such domestic disasters happening in Dorset. I will just remind you to be careful in the bathroom, you do not want to find yourself flushed with embarrassment.
On a totally unrelated matter - I have been sorting out cases for our holiday in the autumn. I understood the parts about ripstop material, handles, wheels and zips etc - but I was somewhat bemused by this part of the description "Sturdy design with protective rubber balls to prevent bottom wearing"