THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST NEED A PLUMBER?BY: Mike DietzelMy neighbor told me about how her Grandson is a genius, slotted to be a doctor and goingto the University of Chicago. It got me thinking about the term genius, and why sometimes it isbetter to have a practical skill in times of emergencies. Let's say EXPLODING TOLIETS isyour current problem.This is a true story from the University of Chicago:CHICAGO, March 6 (UPI) --
Students at the University of Chicago said one of the school's dormitoriesis plagued with unsanitary conditions, including exploding toilets.Michelle Rodriguez, a first-year student at the school, told a panel of student government representativesthe 52-year-old dorm, Pierce Hall, has rampant problems with unsanitary conditions, water outages andtoilet explosions, WBBM-TV, Chicago, reported Tuesday."In a 24-hour period, the plumbing exploded twice, and exploded with such force and severity that a toiletbowl … shattered, throwing porcelain shards across the bathroom," Rodriguez said in her testimony."There were, on the floor, there were just rivers of excrement, urine and pieces of porcelain. There were noe-mails, no nothing, no notifications sent from house administration about the issue."Rodriguez told the Chicago Maroon, the student newspaper, the explosion left her with "pieces of someoneelse's excrement on my hair, my face, my lips."School officials said last week the dorm will be improved when the spring quarter begins later this month."At the highest level of University leadership, we regret the conditions you have encountered. We find themunacceptable, and share your determination to improve your quality of life," Kimberly Goff-Crews, vicepresident for campus life and dean of students, said in an e-mail last Wednesday.
Now, if you have kids, grand-kids that are going to this prestigious University, and you livewith in driving distance, I recommend that you consider starting your own college dorm andcharging your kids or grand-kids ten grand.Here is your sales pitch:WHY THE GRANDSON/GRANDDAUGHTER OF fill in the names SHOULD MOVE INTOTHE GRANDPARENTS HOUSE ON FILL IN THE ADDRESS.The price of this room is only $10,000.00 at the Grandparents named dorm with noexploding toilets.