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To not understand how you can be so ignorant and unaware of the world around you that you still flush wet wipes and tampons down the toilet?

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A580Hojas Wed 14-Feb-18 18:50:05

How is it even possible in the information age?

I reckon a huge number of people know they shouldn't do it but flush anyway in the hope they will get away with it and they won't be the one having to dig out any resulting blockage.

Much like the hundreds of thousands of cunts who chuck their litter out of car windows - out of sight out of mind.

Gets me down, it does.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Wed 14-Feb-18 18:57:59

To play devils advocate... sometimes there isn’t an option.

CarolineForbes Wed 14-Feb-18 18:59:32

Totally agree. I work in an industry where we deal with the resulting blockages. Please don’t do it guys!

HMC2000 Wed 14-Feb-18 18:59:54

Someone will be on in a minute to say that they only flush the wipes marked 'flushable'. Sigh.

A580Hojas Wed 14-Feb-18 19:00:15

No option?

Cherrycokewinning Wed 14-Feb-18 19:01:22

I think your attitude is quite strange tbh. Can’t you imagine how many people there are who don’t take in information? Give me some examples as to where I would get it from.

KungFuEric Wed 14-Feb-18 19:02:30

I don't buy the no option. If I'm on my period and at someone else's home Ive wrapped a used tampon and placed it into a nappy sack and taken it with me in my bag if they didn't have a bin facility.

The toilet isn't a bin.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Wed 14-Feb-18 19:02:33

Yes, no option. What if there is no bin, and you have no bag.

Abracadabraapileofbollocks Wed 14-Feb-18 19:03:01

There's always an option. Dispose of your litter properly. This means being prepared with suitable bags for litter as you may have to take it elsewhere hmm

LittleFeileFooFoo Wed 14-Feb-18 19:03:07

I'm with you, op. The option is you wrap it up good and take it to the nearest bin. Flushing is never an option. This is from a landlord who had to pay ridiculous sums to replace part of the sewer line jacked up by sanitary napkins(not even tampons!).

CaptainMarvelDanvers Wed 14-Feb-18 19:03:28

I used to do it when I was a teenager and I was mortified and didn’t understand how to get rid of them. I found the who,e saga embarrassing.

Now I don’t give a shit and I just wrap them up in the packet and put them in a doggy bag then out in the bin.

SunnySkiesSleepsintheMorning Wed 14-Feb-18 19:03:51

YABU. Some people are just not educated or have never discussed it or just never knew. They’re not doing or maliciously. Sick of these silly judgements.

Fauchelevent Wed 14-Feb-18 19:05:33

I mean, It’s definitely depressing but some people genuinely don’t know. I didn’t know until I knew.

FingersCrossedHard Wed 14-Feb-18 19:06:59

I flush tampons but not wipes. Tbh not flushing tampons has never occurred to me, I always have.

Madonnasmum Wed 14-Feb-18 19:07:14

I didn't know til I came on mumsnet. Where does it say?

hannahintheworks Wed 14-Feb-18 19:08:03

I absolutely didn’t know you weren’t meant to flush tampons?!? I assumed as they are made from cotton wool and paper type that it would break down. I know wet wipes don’t but have been educated in tampon disposal!!

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Wed 14-Feb-18 19:08:14

Well, people should get educated.

Why is ignorance such an acceptable defence?

SleepingStandingUp Wed 14-Feb-18 19:09:13

Yes, no option. What if there is no bin, and you have no bag
So you're somewhere there is no bin but you can remove your tampon. You can also presumably replace it? Do you flush the wrapper down the loo too? Where were you crying your new tampon? Webster is this place that you're changing it?

HarveyKietelRabbit Wed 14-Feb-18 19:09:27

How is it possible in the information age?

Very possible. I flushed tampons for YEARS until a MN thread a few years ago said not to. I wasn't selfish, ignorant or whatever could be suggested. When I started using tampons in the 90s it said on the leaflet that they were flushable. So I did. As did everyone I knew.

Funnily enough after a couple of months of using tampons I didn't read the leaflets anymore because I didn't need the instructions! So it passed me by when the information changed.

Whatshallidonowpeople Wed 14-Feb-18 19:09:38

What do you do if the tampon falls out as soon as you sit down due to the weight of the "contents"? Fish it out?

ScreamingValenta Wed 14-Feb-18 19:10:44

YANBU. I had to pay £££ to have our drains flushed out - they were blocked with antibacterial wipes - not ours as we don't even buy the wretched things. Unfortunately, the waste water was belching up through the manhole in our garden, rather than the garden of whatever idiot flushed them sad.

Cherrycokewinning Wed 14-Feb-18 19:10:51

“Today 19:08 TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross

Well, people should get educated.

Why is ignorance such an acceptable defence?”

If they didn’t got out of their way to research it, how would they know? It’s only MN that rattles on about it incessantly.

Ask any plumber there are plenty of people doing it.

You’re ignorant about loads of things, why aren’t others allowed to be? No one knows everything

bobstersmum Wed 14-Feb-18 19:11:18

I get you! But if you want to moan there was a post yesterday that someone's new bloke flushed his empty sweet /chocolate /crisps packets down the loo, go find him and let your fury loose!

Sofabitch Wed 14-Feb-18 19:11:31

I didn't know you can't flush tampons. It's not something that really comes up in everyday conversation or Google searches..

Pleasedontdrawonyoursister Wed 14-Feb-18 19:11:38

I had no idea about tampons until very recently after a MN thread. None of my friends knew either!

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