How to get water out of your ear

Right: two days in and back with a vengeance with some seriously useful content.

You know when you have a shower in the gym at work and get water stuck in your ear that won’t come out, no matter how much you tip your head on its side and bang on the other side of your head? And how it’s really annoying when you get a funny hollow echo with every step due to the water that is stuck in your ear?

Well, that is what happened to me this week and so I did some research on the internet to find out how to cure it. I found the cure and I can report that it totally worked, immediately. But that’s just my personal experience: no liability accepted if you try it and it doesn’t work for you, or worse, causes any kind of problem including but not limited to some kind of irreparable harm to your ear or damage to your suit.

What you do is this:

  • Get a paper cup from the coffee area.
  • Fill it three-quarters full with warm water. Not too hot, not too cold. Think of the temperature of water that you would use to bath a baby, then a little colder than that.
  • Carry the cup of water off down the corridor away from the coffee area out into the reception area.
  • Go into the disabled toilet with the cup of water and lock the door.
  • Put the cup of cup of water down on the sink in the disabled toilet.
  • Take off your suit jacket, tie and shirt and hang them on the hook on the back of the door.
  • Go over to the sink and stand in front of the mirror.
  • Roll your head on its side, with the ear that has the water in it towards the top.
  • Take the cup of water and, looking in the mirror out of the corner of your eye in order to see what you are doing, pour the water slowly into the ear until the ear is completely full of water.
  • Wait 5 seconds.
  • Roll your head over the sink so that the ear that has the water in it is towards the bottom.

The water should pour out of the ear into the sink, also taking with it the original water that was stuck in there.

Job done. You can now put your shirt, tie and suit jacket back on, return to your desk and carry on with the working day.

5/11/10 – Comments closed

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2 Responses to How to get water out of your ear

  1. chrishola says:

    You should go on Dragon’s Den with that one.

    What if there is no disabled loo nearby?

  2. tucola says:

    My wife successfully used this method on Sunday night, using our bathroom at home.

    The purpose of the disabled loo is simply to spare embarassment by enabling you to use the method out of sight. If you had to used the sinks in the gents in full view, people would wonder what you were doing. It might be better to keep your clothes on, although you could end up spilling water on them.

    However, the method should still work.

    The disabled loo is not an essential element of the method.