John Marsden Writing Topic #22

Suggest six ways to get a ping-pong ball out of a (vertical) drain.**

1. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck it out of the drain

2. Put your hand down the drain and get it out

3. Scoop it out with a soup ladle

4. Use Drano (it will get it out of the drain but it will also end up going down the pipes)

5. Throw a magnet on the ball and use another magnet to “attract” it out

6. Call a plumber (the writing topic doesn’t say anything about having to do it yourself :P)


**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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