Aren't condoms usually part of the solution rather than part of the problem?
Well, for one New York City resident, condoms literally ruined her life--and her fancy apartment.
Susan Haar, a lawyer and playwright residing in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, NY, hit Sexy Boutique, a Chelsea sex shop, with a civil suit claiming her townhouse was ruined when sewage began flowing out of her shower drains and toilet and into the her kitchen, second bathroom and living room.
Susan Haar says the sewage pileup from Sexy Boutique filled the basement of her home with "noxious odors" that made… https://t.co/eeqSVS4P0G— Gothamist (@Gothamist)1551378909.0
The entire living space was soaked by up to 6 feet of sewage, rendering the space uninhabitable and "very smelly." Haar is suing the sex shop, Sexy Boutique, because half of what turned up in the overflow were condoms.
And to Haar's knowledge, she has not been flushing that many condoms down the toilet herself. Haar claims she saw "tubs of condoms and rubber gloves" in the boutique's bathroom, meanwhile.
Um, this should be on @EPA radar for polluting the water system! Not just a civil case!‼️ @NBCNews Chelsea Residen… https://t.co/PSAtVgEHk5— Kaki Kitay 🐩 (@Kaki Kitay 🐩)1551446991.0
And in the classy world of New York real estate today: A woman is suing the sex shop next door to her Chelsea townh… https://t.co/q8Zubk1KUO— Decca Muldowney (@Decca Muldowney)1551212533.0
These claims are completely bullshit. I could believe that some patrons of a Chelsea sex shop might flush diapers… https://t.co/iW96ORGM4c— Aditya Mukerjee, the Otterrific 🏳️🌈 (@Aditya Mukerjee, the Otterrific 🏳️🌈)1551375914.0
Because people flushing their condoms down the toilet is the sex shop's fault. That person should sue their teacher… https://t.co/v1O9BoxTVn— Johnathan Schmehl (@Johnathan Schmehl)1551442054.0
The suit is claiming $2 million in damages.
According to the text of the lawsuit, Sexy Boutique has ignored all of Haar's complaints and concerns up until this point.
@NYDailyNews Horrible— KenyaBrome (@KenyaBrome)1551270954.0
Well, considering many items in that store are meant to backup raw sewage... https://t.co/QYfFIhTRP4— Tony Pizza (@Tony Pizza)1551233156.0
"She has since had to take her home off the market, as it is apparently hard to sell a house that repeatedly gets f… https://t.co/a2FOMpkMrI— Kathryn Brenzel (@Kathryn Brenzel)1551213751.0
Kudos to NYC's real estate publication for landing the most tabloid story of 2019 to date https://t.co/Ac4BfkQr3P— Ali Winston (@Ali Winston)1551212659.0
"She has since had to take her home off the market, as it is apparently hard to sell a house that repeatedly gets f… https://t.co/D2nuHEnZWW— Ben Carlos Thypin (@Ben Carlos Thypin)1551210950.0
In addition to the money, Haar wants the boutique "to sever their sewage line from hers — and to refrain from using the bathroom at Sexy Boutique until the situation is fixed."
Haar has thus far declined to comment further on all available outlets, and Sexy Boutique has not released a statement.
New York is pretty renowned for having bad housing situations.
I love NYC but why is it so expensive to live here 😫 all the apartments I want are like 4K for rent— ItGIRL $ (@ItGIRL $)1459874551.0
My husband & I just moved to NYC -- & our apartment is 1/2 as big & 2x as expensive as our place in Tokyo. Tokyo! https://t.co/AdipjjYs82— Hiroko Tabuchi (@Hiroko Tabuchi)1411586582.0
Yes NYC is a pain in the ass and it smells & it's expensive & apartments are tiny and I love every minute of it you jealous fucks <3 <3 <3— Brent Black (@Brent Black)1443922390.0
The most expensive apartments to rent are in NYC and San Fran, the cheapest are in El Paso and OKC… https://t.co/MMlyq6LHnA— Sanjay Poonen (@Sanjay Poonen)1532299424.0
But this one is definitely a top of the list ick-fest.
Nothing will make you feel more depressed than looking at apartments in NYC— Allison 🐘 (@Allison 🐘)1551591922.0
Alcatraz cells look like NYC apartments. https://t.co/bHvgYTbk2m— Hopeless Romantic (@Hopeless Romantic)1551551738.0
I'm home when I'm next to a fluffy friend. This is Francis. He was our host in Airbnb apartment in NYC. #AirbnME… https://t.co/n25A668hmh— George Gonashvili (@George Gonashvili)1550958682.0
Haar and her lawyer were "able to secure a temporary restraining order that restricts the defendants from engaging in any activity in or around 155 8th St. that would continue to cause or continue to facilitate the sewage backups."
Watch what you put down your pipes people.