I have heard of reptiles and other things popping up through toilets, sinks and drains but never a hand– but a hand DID make an appearance in my shower. I know — I know you think I am a liar, crazy or delusional at best. That may or may not be true but the fact is a hand really did visit my bathroom..

Perhaps I should start at the beginning. A few weeks ago after a guest showered in the auxiliary washroom, I received frantic calls from the property manager and the owners of the condo one floor down. Water was dripping through their potlights into their shower. After  visits from plumbers and maintenance people it was determined that the problem arose from  corrosion and leaking of my drain pipe at the site of attachment to the  piping connecting the two showers.

To rectify the situation a  plumber using a special tool removed the drain before going   to my downstairs neighbours where he proceeded to reconnect a new drain pipe to the existing piping, This was accomplished through a large hole cut in their ceiling.

I happened to walk past my washroom and saw what looked like wriggling worms coming out of the drain. On closer inspection it was wiggling fingers. I went to get my I pad to take a picture because I figured nobody would believe me. However when I returned the fingers attached to the hand had disappeared.

I am assuming and hopeful that the hand belonged to the plumber. However since this incident I have been having nightmares about hands floating through the air. Hands here, hands there hands everywhere- some clapping, some waving, some pulling my hair. Maybe if I wish really hard I can convert the nightmares into dreams where the hands learn to cook and clean and do laundry,



About epsnider

EP Snider’s dream came to fruition when she published a book at age 69. She continues to share her thoughts and stories with a humorous twist on Wordpress and Facebook.
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8 Responses to THE HAND IN MY SHOWER.

  1. You had me going there for awhile! So funny. (P.S. how is the arm? I hope fully functionally – maybe that is why you are having dreams – you needed an extra hand/arm!)


  2. epsnider says:

    Thanks Cinda. You are right. My left arm could use a hand as it is not fully functional but certainly better than it was.Apparently the healing process can go on for a year. Hope you and yours are well and you are continuing to smell the flowers.

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  3. Janie Shendelman says:

    Only you could write that article. Warren laughed his head off and said, “That Elaine has such a talent for writing” We all agree how amazing you are and what an imagination you have.

    Luv you Janie


  4. mycatgrady says:

    I’m all in favor of someone /thing comes when you’re not in the apartment and ‘they/it’ fix everything that’s broken, do your washing and ironing and leave a lovely dinner for you to enjoy without payment of any sort and they do this just when you least expect it and ‘they’ turn out to be the Crew of Candid Camera who filmed everything they did on a Video for CBC and showed your face when you opened the door, stepped into the apartment and totally freaked out on national television.

    (….my weird remark for today and no animals were hurt or abused in the writing of this remark…)

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  5. epsnider says:

    Used to love Candid Camera


  6. Reene Katz says:

    Wish I could sing, but if I could Ibeould sing, “Only you……..”


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