There’s “bathroom humor,” and there’s, well…bathroom humor.

The former is what we were taught NOT to say as kids…or else! The latter is a reference to amusing stories about plumbing gone bad in your bathroom or anywhere else in your home.

That’s why we urge you to submit the funniest thing that ever went wrong with your plumbing. The humor can be about the problem itself, how it was or wasn’t handled, any resulting mishaps, and so on.

Every month, we’ll send a check for $50 to the author of the funniest story of them all, and post it on our web site. All we ask is that the language and details of your story be suitable for all ages, and that the story is true. It can be something that happened to you, a friend, or family member…again, we just want it to be true.

So go ahead and submit your favorite story now by posting a comment to this blog.

In the meantime, we’ll help you get in the mood with this Steve Martin plumbing joke from his stand-up days of yore. Enjoy!

“Ok, I don’t like to gear my material to the audience but I’d like to make an exception because I was told that there is a convention of plumbers in San Francisco this week – I understand about 30 of them came down to the show tonight – so before I came out I worked-up a joke especially for the plumbers. Those of you who aren’t plumbers probably won’t get this and won’t think it’s funny, but I think those of you who are plumbers will really enjoy this…

“This lawn supervisor was out on a sprinkler maintenance job and he started working on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ gangly wrench. Just then, this little apprentice leaned over and said, “You can’t work on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ wrench.” Well this infuriated the supervisor, so he went and got Volume 14 of the Kinsley manual, and he reads to him and says, “The Langstrom 7″ wrench can be used with the Findlay sprocket.” Just then, the little apprentice leaned over and said, “It says sprocket not socket!”