our sink has been stopped up for about a week. i took it apart, ruled out a clog in the disposal, and figured it to be clogged further down the line. apparently you can't buy a plumber's snake at harris teeter or target - they want to push chemicals down your throat (quite literally, actually). so a local plumber came out this morning and cleared it up in 15 mins...to the tune of $75!
seems joe (or ernie) the plumber ain't doin' so bad for hisself.