English: The faucet or tap in a bathroom sink lets users mix both hot and cold water. It is attached to the underside of a sink by plastic screws. Source: here entitled “Swapping out a bathroom sink” (handyman project) (note: “public domain” note at top of article). Further questions, ask me (tom sulcer) at: Wikipedia. here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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If I were ever going to lose it, it would have been today. I’m having a real bad day. I got up extremely late, due to lack of sleep all night.
I went into the bathroom as soon as I got up, turned on the hot and cold water. Only dribs and drabs of cold water come out. The hot water is not working. I kept turning the hot faucet on, got nothing. So I can’t take a shower, can’t even wash my face, that’s how little water . All week-long, I’ve had trouble with my hot water. I have to run the water 25-30 minutes to get it warm. I hate doing this, but I need to use the shower. Now, I have no hot water at all.
I got dressed and decided I’ve had enough b.s. I made my way to the office. Tried opening the door, couldn’t open it. There was a sign on the door that said: Will reopen at 1 p.m. I figure all the office people are out to lunch, so I didn’t think anything was wrong. I went back to my apartment to try the hot water again. No hot water.
At 1 p.m., I return to the office, the office is still not opened. So I wait about 15 minutes, still no one shows up.I return to my apartment to eat something. Can’t cook a hot boiled egg, not enough cold water. I decide to just have a bagel and tea. I use my bottle water to boil the tea. I have dishes from last night I didn’t wash, and dishes keep piling up. I can’t wash my hands, the pots, nothing.
I return to the office, still no one around. The 1 p.m. sign is still up. A woman who works in the office is standing near the office. So I ask her what’s going on with the water. She tells me that there’s a pipe broken. I ask “where is everybody?” She tells me that they’re all walking around checking the complex out. I’ve seen no evidence of anyone from the office walking around. I ask “where are they walking?” She tells me “oh, just around.” I also ask her “where did the pipe break?” She tells me “oh, down the street.” I can tell she’s lying, but I keep it to myself. I walk away. As I walk by one of the apartments, I see a worker. I ask him “do you know where the office people are?” He tells me “they’re in the office,” probably hiding in the back. I tell him that I have no hot water. He says “why don’t you have hot water? Everybody else has water, how come you don’t?” I repeat to him what he said “everybody has hot and cold water?!!!!” He replies “yes, everybody has hot and cold water, nobody’s complained.” So, it’s only me that they’re screwing with. I thought so.
I go back to my apartment. I happen to pass two men who are banging a pipe around. I go over and look. There seems to be absolutely nothing wrong with the pipe. I ask the two men “what’s wrong with the pipe.” One man answers “it’s broken.” I look closer and still see nothing wrong with the pipe. I say to the man “there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the pipe.” He looks up and gives me a really angry look and continues banging on the pipe.
I go back to my apartment. I try the faucet again. I now have neither hot or cold water. Both waters are not working. I can’t clean anything. I have no water to drink. The dishes are piling up, and there’s nowhere I can turn for help. The whole day’s been one big mess.
I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with the pipes. The workmen told me it would take all day to fix them. I’m the only one with no hot and cold water.
I’m returning to the office to see what I can do. I’ll let you know what happens.
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