Guy from viral Tinder poo date reveals what happened after the firefighters left
If you haven't heard about the Tinder poo date yet, you clearly don't spend enough time messing about on the internet.
To give a brief summary for those that missed it: woman goes on date with man, woman clogs toilet, panics, throws poo out of window, poo gets stuck, woman panics more, woman goes to fetch poo, woman also gets stuck. It's a wild ride from start to end - but there's even more after that.
Liam Smith, whose bathroom window was broken by the attempted poo-rescue, has spoken out about the ordeal:
"I recently took a girl I met on Tinder to Nandos. We had a lovely evening, and enjoyed each others company very much. After our meal, we repaired back to my house for a bottle of wine and a Scientology documentary."
So far, so good - right? A nice meal, a decent doc. But then, poogate ensued.
"About an hour in to Louis Theroux and chill, my date got up to use the toilet. She returned with a panicked look in her eye, and told me she had something to tell me.
"I went for a poo in your toilet', she told me 'and it would not flush - I don’t know why I did this, but I panicked'.
"She continued, 'I reached into the toilet bowl, wrapped it in tissue paper, and threw it out of the window'."
Put yourself in Smith's situation for a moment. Your date has just informed you - in the middle of an otherwise perfectly pleasant evening - that she has thrown her own faeces out of your bathroom window. What would you do? Laugh? Cry? Ask her to leave immediately before she could perform any more poo-related acts of defenestration?
"I was understandably concerned," Smith explained, "and told her we would go outside, bag up the offending poo in the garden, bin it, and pretend the whole sorry affair never happened."
Ok, seems like a good plan. But it wasn't that simple.
"Unfortunately, owing to a design quirk of my house, the toilet window doesn't open to the garden, but instead into a narrow gap of about a foot and a half, separated from the outside world by another (non-opening) double glazed window. It was into this twilight zone that my date had thrown her poo."
And we know the story from here - the woman got stuck, and Smith had to call for help.
After the firefighters left, however, the university student had his own problems to deal with: the broken window. The damage was due to set him back a significant amount of money, but - as a person clearly capable of handling unexpected problems - Smith went ahead and set up a gofundme. The crowdfunding target of £200 was met very quickly, and the campaign has so far secured over £1,600 of pledges.
Smith and his date agreed to split the excess money between two charities.
But that's not all. Since the first date, Smith and the woman somehow managed to overcome the awkwardness of the poo incident, and have met up again.
"We had a lovely night on the second date but it's too early to say if she's the one. But we got on very very well and she's a lovely girl," Smith said. "And we've already got the most difficult stuff out of the way first."
In a romance befitting of Shakespeare, the pair apparently overcame all adversity in order to be together. Well, for a second date at least. May this be the start of a long and happy relationship - and hopefully the end of poos being lobbed from bathroom windows.