Reader Valentine’s Day Sob Story: A Garbage Disposal Eruption

Valentine’s Day is probably the most emotionally charged day of the year — and we’re not just talking about lovey-dovey feelings (though there is a lot of that). To celebrate cupid’s special day, we’re posting your stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Days. To submit, just email [email protected] by Monday, Feb. 9, and include “Best Valentine’s Day” or “Worst Valentine’s Day” in the subject.

After the jump, Kirsten tells how her garbage disposal ruined Valentine’s Day for her and a repairman’s wife.

On our fifth Valentine’s Day together I made dinner (this is shocking, you must understand). We had the fire, the candles, the skimpy lingerie. I was cleaning up the kitchen a tiny bit, and then the disposal overflowed. I’m not talking a little bit of a gurgle, I’m talking food all over the floor. The apartment complex repairman was able to install a new disposal that evening, however, the mood was basically ruined. I ended up sending much of night with the repairman, whose wife was pissed because he had to take the emergency call that evening. – Kirsten Crombie