Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Would you rather...

I love those books. The ones that are filled with 'absurd dilemmas to ponder' like: Would you rather live in a world where Afros were mandatory for members of Congress or where it was legal, in fact encouraged, to crucify mimes...or... Would you rather give blood or read Hamlet?

Well, I would like to add this one. Would you rather live without electricity or without water. This might seem like a no-brainer to some. Electricity, of course. But, living on the equator where it is light for 12 hours and dark for 12 hours a day, being in the dark for 12 hours a day gets old really quick. But, of course, if you then choose to be without water instead you can't wash your dishes, clothes, shower, or flush the toilets. This also gets old pretty quickly.

Luckily, we haven't had to make that choice here because the powers-that-be who are in charge of the utilities ensure that we have a day or two without electricity, followed by a day or two without water. See, so we never have to choose. Isn't that nice of them?

1 comment:

lynnk said...

I was just catching up on some of your blog posts and I have to comment on the no electricity or no water comment. I have lived with both options, and I prefer no electricity. When the power is off you can still read by candle light, cook over gas, and wash dishes or take a shower. Without water....its just to keep on with your daily routines. And I also agree...both out at the same time is fully annoying.