Sunlit Water

December 27, 2008

What Is This, Wupatki?

Filed under: Personal — by teofilo @ 6:19 pm

Hey, so you know what sucks?  Waking up to discover that the water pressure is so low that it’s practically nonexistent, then working ten hours straight with no lunch break because it’s the weekend after Christmas, so everyone’s on vacation and we’re down to a skeleton crew, and the person on the second shift, who was going to be coming in later than usual already, never showed up, and not being able to get in touch with him because the long-distance phone service is down and everything outside the park is long-distance, on top of which there are more visitors than there have been in weeks, then, when the phones come back up, learning that the water pressure is still down to nothing because the pipes have apparently frozen somewhere but not burst, so no one can figure out where the line is stopped up and there’s nothing anyone can do about it except hope that it warms up enough that the frozen part melts, which is unlikely any time in the immediate future because the forecast low is below zero.  It’s a good thing I’m so stoic.

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4 Comments »

  1. Stoic is good. Nothing like stoic, particularly when you want to complain about something, but leave it sounding comic rather than annoyed.

    What is it you do that water pressure is an issue again?

    Comment by LizardBreath — December 27, 2008 @ 7:21 pm |Reply

  2. I’m a tour guide, but isn’t water pressure an issue for everyone?

    Comment by teofilo — December 27, 2008 @ 7:33 pm |Reply

  3. This post has a Finnegan’s Wake stream of consciousness run on and on and on quality to it which I find refreshing and in a perverse way – joyful. At times like those described I remember as Seneca said because “virtue is sufficient for happiness,” a sage is immune to misfortune. teofilo is a sage (and a tour guide) and nothing but virtuous.

    Comment by joeguy — December 27, 2008 @ 8:57 pm |Reply

  4. Thanks, Joe. Oddly enough, I’m really not at all upset about this, despite my usual difficulties with unexpected changes. The tone of the post is, I think, pretty reflective of my state of mind right now.

    Comment by teofilo — December 27, 2008 @ 9:50 pm |Reply


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