Dear Pooja SharmaPosted: May 19, 2010
A year ago this month I wrote two posts about Komodo Dragons. The blog was just getting started and not many people read them.
Today they climb ladders, tomorrow they’re picking your locks and its companion piece, More on the coming Komodo Dragon Menace are the finest pieces of Komodo Dragon Journalism I have ever produced.
For some reason, those posts have started to get some traffic in the past few weeks. One has even gotten a comment, from someone named Pooja Sharma. I have no idea what to do with Pooja’s comment so I am going to try answering it here.
A KOMODO DRAGON HAS ENTERED IN OUR TOILET PIPE , BY THE HELP OF HTAT PIPE HE ENTERS THE TOILET SEAT AND NOW HE HAS START ENTERING THE WASHROOM ALSO WE ARE VERY SCARED OF THE DRAGON SITTING THERE IN THE PIPE LINE . WE HAVE ONLY ONE WASHROOM SO ITS A COMPULSION FOR US TO USE THAT SEAT BUT ITS VERY DANGEROUS FOR OUR LIVES PLEASE HELP, OR SUGGEST SOMETHING SO THAT WE CAN GET RID OF IT . PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
I have absolutely no expertise in the fields of preventing Komodo Dragon attacks or plumbing. With that disclaimer in place, I have to say that I am not unsympathetic to Pooja’s situation. I live without the fear that my daddy parts will be consumed by a giant lizard the next time I answer the call of nature. I can certainly imagine that is stressful to live with that kind of fear. I’m going to make two suggestions.
My theory, Pooja, is that Komodo Dragons are afraid of the dark. I don’t have any facts to base this theory on. What I would suggest is that you take advantage of the dragon’s fear. Plug both ends of your toilet pipe. This will terrify the dragon. Keep the pipe sealed until you can hear the dragon crying. Once you hear sobbing, open the end of the pipe outside your house. The dragon will leave and not return for fear of ending up in the dark again.
The other suggestion I would make is to drop a piece of dry ice into your toilet before you sit down and do your business. The fog generated by the dry ice in the water will confuse the dragon when he emerges from the drain. It will also screen you from the dragon’s sight. Confused and unable to see clearly enough to bite your backside, the dragon will move on to a toilet pipe not similarly protected.
Pooja, I hope those help. Thanks for asking. Let me know if the problem continues, I’d be happy to give more solutions to your Komodo Dragon issue or anything else that is on your mind.
Maybe I’ll start an advice blog.