I don't suppose there is ever a convenient time for something to break.
The case in point, the trip lever on our toilet in the master bath decided to give up the ghost about supper time yesterday evening. The rod broke off just inside the tank at the base of the handle.
I could have dropped everything and headed for the hardware store right then, but I didn't - I have the lid off and have been pulling the chain by hand for the past fourteen hours.
That works, and the water in the tank is clean, so it's not like sticking your hand in the bowl, but there is something about it that just feels nasty.
So - - - I'm headed out to get a replacement right after breakfast.