Oh bother

Last week I moved to a new apartment and it's better than the old one, except for the water pressure.

My old apartment building went up around 1960 and the plumbing apparently was never modified to 21st century standards. The shower stream was forceful, the bathroom faucet blasted out the water, and the toilet flush was deep, resonant, and sustained like a nuclear bomb. I demonstrated it for friends, and I think it inspired the same shock and awe in them as it did in me.

On the other hand, the new apartment is great but in the shower, the water comes out so slowly it falls like feathers, hitting the tub floor... eventually. Standing under that shower nozzle with the water running is like being hit by dozens of watery little Winnie-the-Poohs, giving tiny hugs that you can barely feel.