Amusing Monday: the butt of many jokes

Some septic tank pumpers manage to keep a good sense of humor while working with the sort of materials that most people would rather forget. I guess that’s the essence of scatological or bathroom humor — mentioning the unmentionable in a clever way.

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Here are some slogans painted on septic tank pumper trucks. I’ve included links to the websites where I found photos of the actual trucks, with most of these coming from galleries in Buzzfeed and Break.

Your number 2 is our number 1
Buzzfeed

Another load of politicians’ promises
Buzzfeed

A flush beats a full house
Buzzfeed

Satisfaction guaranteed … or 110% of your product back!
Buzzfeed

We haul milk on weekends
Biggs Septic
Break

Got poop?
Franz Septic Pumping
Buzzfeed

Yesterday’s meals on wheels
Chilliwack & Abby Septic Tank Service
Pinterest

Caution: Stoolbus
Lussier & Sons
The Brigade

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The turd burglar … We’re No. 1 in the No. 2 business
Grieve Septic and Liquid Waste
The Brigade

You dump it … We pump it
You sh== it … We get it
GJUY sludge disposal service
Buzzfeed

Money in the tank
You think your job sucks
MGM Portotolets (sic)
Buzzfeed

Thanks for flushing our business down the drain
Buzzfeed

We like to potty
dlovenberg.com
Break

Dirty deeds done dirt cheep
SuperSepticService.com
Break

Turdle Tank (with picture of a turtle)
The Brigade

Your poop is our bread and butter
Flickr

I’m glad that people can have a sense of humor about this line of work, but a debate is raging among septic professionals who question whether potty humor is good for business or the image of the industry. Read “Septic jokes are no laughing matter” in Pumper magazine.

I’ve checked out the licensed septic pumpers in Kitsap County, and most promote their spotless trucks, on-time service and affordable rates.

As far as I can tell, the only local service to mention humor on its website is Kitsap Septic, “a family owned and operated business.” The Miller family keeps its maroon-colored trucks clean and in top shape, but “we have a sense of humor.”

The company slogan painted on the trucks is, “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Double Your Load Back.” The license plates include phrases such as “PEE-YOU” and “PEE-WEE.”

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