Wednesday, 02 February 2011

In Passing

What’s that smell?


It’s the time of the year when our local water utility cranks up the chlorine, making the experience of filling a pot for boiling some spaghetti (or for making coffee) akin to stepping into the locker room at the municipal swimming pool.

I don’t recall this happening years ago, back when the water operation was locally owned and managed.  Of course, in those days the board of directors  had to face their customers at the butcher’s, the baker’s, or the corner drugstore.  Or across the table at breakfast.

Posted by: Old Grouch in In Passing at 22:50:21 GMT | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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And I see in the fishwarp this morning that they want to charge us more for the privilege.

It's almost enough to make me go out back and drill a well.  Shoot, the water table's only 3 feet down.

Posted by: Nathan at 02/04/11 13:20:44 (cBrDo)

2 (Sorry, that was yesterday morning.  I'm a day behind reading the Gannett propaganda sheet.)

Posted by: Nathan at 02/04/11 13:21:44 (cBrDo)

3 Apologies to Buffalo Springfield and those "song lyrics" sites:

there's something smelliful here
what it is ain't exactly clear
there's a man with a spigot over there
tellin' me i got to beware

i think it's time we stop, children
what's that smell
everybody sniff and then we'll yell

there's water lines being drawn
they're never right and the water is wrong
darned stuff is stinkin' so bad
getting so much worse than what we had

i think it's time we stop, children
what's that smell
everybody sniff and then we'll yell

what a field day for the leaks
a thousand people have just freaked
drinkin' water they got from the store
don't want city water any more

think it's time we stop, children
what's that smell
everybody sniff and then we'll yell

hydrophobia strikes deep
into your life it will creep
it starts when you're always afraid
step out of line the man come and pipe you away

we better stop, hey, what's that smell
city water is goin' to hell
what's that smell
everybody sniff and then we'll yell (etc).




Posted by: Roberta X at 02/09/11 04:55:33 (9NP1o)

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