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.


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

Another load of politicians’ promises

A flush beats a full house

Satisfaction guaranteed … or 110% of your product back!

We haul milk on weekends
Biggs Septic

Got poop?
Franz Septic Pumping

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

Caution: Stoolbus
Lussier & Sons
The Brigade


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

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

Thanks for flushing our business down the drain

We like to potty

Dirty deeds done dirt cheep

Turdle Tank (with picture of a turtle)
The Brigade

Your poop is our bread and butter

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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