Toilets and tampons don't mix
tampon n. A plug of absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to check a flow of blood or to absorb secretions, especially one designed for insertion into the vagina during menstruation.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
The purpose of a tampon is to basically soak up liquid.. As they absorb more liquid, they expand in size, directly proportional to the amount of liquid absorbed. With that in mind, you probably would think flushing one down the toilet was a pretty stupid thing to do. Not my flat mate. Of course, all of this became clear to her AFTER a plumber had to come and rip up the drain pipe to remove a piece of bloody cotton that had expanded to the diameter of the pipe.
Today's reason my flatmate pisses me off;
She blocked our toilet with a tampon.