Today's Topic: Water Heaters
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Nov. 28th, 2006 | 07:35 pm
posted by: wateredsilk in breadboxjustice
Ah, the humble water heater...I imagine it didn't take too long for people to figure out that hot water just feels good. Prehistoric communities have been found centered around natural geysers, and since I doubt cavemen cared much about spas, surely they must have appreciated the joys of a nice, steaming bath. Today, we rely on water heaters to provide us with our morning shower, and every year, I'm sure each of us uses hundreds of thousands of gallons of that steaming liquid joy to wash away the dust and troubles of our days. They're quite the feature of modern life, but what do we do when our sturdy, mechanical water workhorse, our fount of comforting, cleansing warmth, goes kaput?
We freeze our little butts off, that's what. I don't know about the rest of you, but having not bathed in two days, during one of the coldest stretches of the year, makes me painfully conscious of how dependent I am on technology sometimes. I never really thought about how much I take things like a hot shower for granted, but the thought of living without hot water or electricity, not just for a couple of days camping, but actually living without it? It truly boggles the mind. Sure, a hot water heater is just a bunch of metal bits cobbled together in the shape of a fancy tea kettle, but if they don't turn the damn water back on soon, heads are gonna roll!
Anyway, now that I've got that out of my system, what do you guys think:
"Are water heaters closer to a breadbox or the concept of justice?"