Liz Zipse, a senior history major, attempted to go on what would
become a very memorable blind date her sophomore year. She had been
set up with a guy named Drew by mutual friend Karin Parker, a
senior graphic design major.
“She told me she knew this guy that I would like, that she went
to high school with. Anyway, we set the date up over the phone and
he came by my house on a Friday night. I answered the door and I
was excited- he was pretty attractive, but I instantly noticed this
smell like he had passed gas or something and he looked kind of
“He asked to use my bathroom and went in and was in there
forever. I’m talking like 20 minutes and I heard water being
slopped around and I kept hearing him cussing,” said Zipse, who
waited in the living room for another 20 minutes before yelling
through the door to ask if he was okay.
“So I yelled to him and there was no answer and I could hear
water still running and it started to leak out from under the
door,” she said.
After knocking repeatedly and trying to talk to Drew through the
door she tried to open the door but it was locked. Zipse then used
a bobby-pin to open the bathroom door to find that Drew was no
longer in the bathroom. The toilet was overflowing and a pair of
soggy boxers floated among the soaked magazines on the bathroom
floor. She also noted that her bathroom window was open and the
screen was removed.
“I couldn’t believe it. He flooded my bathroom and left through
my bathroom window without saying anything. I looked out front, his
car was gone.”
Zipse then contacted their mutual friend who had arranged the
date. Parker relayed that Drew had eaten some bad Chinese food
earlier that day and had thought he merely had gas. When Drew had
gotten to Zipse’s door, he had apparently tried to pass it along
which resulted in him defecating in his pants. Once inside, he used
Zipse’s bathroom to try to rinse his boxers out. He soon abandoned
all attempts and tried to flush the boxers down the toilet when it
overflowed. He then fled through her bathroom window. “I really
couldn’t believe it. When Karin told me I felt really bad for him.
We met some months later at a party at Karin’s. We ended up dating
for a few months.”
Zipse still has Drew’s boxers.