its my property, yes?….
Let’s see….start in the throne room, appropriate don’t you think. The most important thing in the throne room is the throne. There are lots of choices when it comes to this glorious fixture (I recently saw one that costs $6,000.00) but one choice you don’t have is whether or not it actually makes the poop disappear. Our wonderful, and ever watching out for us federal government has made all the thrones equal when it comes to its most important function, they are all designed to save water. The only problem with that is that not enough water whooshes into the bowl to make the poop go down. You must flush the toilet numerous, I have heard the number 14, a lot, times and then it might still be there….
Now staying in the this room, let us move to the shower, the shower head in particular. Again, there are many choices for this fixture from standard to massively expensive. Again, they are all alike in one area (thank you big brother), how much water comes out and will it actually rinse off the soap, no it won’t unless you take its little guts out (they are making this option hard to do without breaking the whole thing)….
Now we have something that will make it easier to overlook leftover poop in the toilet and the dirty suds still laying on the bottom of the shower. It’s our new light bulbs! You know those cute little curly, whirley things that made Edison’s incandescent bulb obsolete. These things are amazing, especially if you accidentally break one, it is filled with mercury! That’s the stuff that was so fascinating back in high school chemistry class and also very dangerous. Never fear though, because these bulbs come with complete hazmat instructions for disposal and clean up. Did I mention that they last for years and put out so little light that you will be making a visit to your optometrist to find out why everyone looks green, or yellow and why you have to squint all the time. Oh well, I guess that stimulates the economy, right?
Now let us see what else we can do with our own property! Let’s build a privacy fence. Not so fast, you better go to the city planning and zoning commission with complete, detailed plans for it and apply for a permit or you might be taking down your new fence because it exceeds or doesn’t meet some regulation that some power crazy city official thought was needed. Same for building a tree house for your kid or even just putting a new roof on. If you live in a neighborhood with a home owner’s association (HOA), God Bless You….
This doesn’t even start to cover all the regulations that property owner’s deal with before figuring out it really isn’t their property after all….except for the taxes, the mortgage payments, the maintenance, the utility fees…..
- EU: all incandescent light bulbs banned tomorrow (motls.blogspot.com)