Genetically programmed, the whole lot of us.
For the last few weeks our bathtub has contained a four-inch-high pond of standing water. A strange, industrial flower blooms from the southern edge of the tub. The base of the flower is a brilliant orange, built of a rubber lid opener and a washcloth. Two glossy green stalks rise halfway up the tub walls, economy-sized bottles of Garnier Fructis hair products. Our bath has a slowly leaking plug. This plastic flower arrangement is the only way to keep the water in the tub for more than an hour. It’s also the most effective … Read more