Dropping an item in the toilet is extremely frustrating and embarrassing, particularly if it’s an item that can be irreparably harmed by water – cell phones, iPods, kittens, etc.
After a bit of thought, I have come to believe that of all the items that could conceivably fall into a toilet, the least frustrating would be a roll of toilet paper. It’s not like you’re losing something important, you’re just accelerating a process that was going to occur anyway. Right?
I’ve done it, and it’s not fun. You have to fish it out lest it clog the toilet; but a big wet mass of TP pretty quickly disintegrates when you try to lift it out of the water. Plus you’ve wasted the whole roll - what if it were the last roll you had on hand?
Not as bad as dropping your phone, but worse then dropping, say, your hairbrush.
My grandpa’s house, when I was a kid. He had a pooltable in the basement, along with the requisite unfinished bathroom/washroom. IIRC (I was 6 or 7), a group of grandkids decided to see what would happen when we flushed the cue ball. End result: toilet death.
i once dropped and flushed $80 in the form of 4 $20 bills. They must have fallen out of my back pocket when I sat down, I was at home but decided that they were irretrievable or not worth the work in sanitizing them so i flushed.