Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Water, Water Nowhere

Dear City of Socorro,

I know you've been working on pipes or something for the last couple of days; it's been impossible to miss the fact that the street is all torn up. But it sure would be nice if you'd give some kind of notice before you shut my water off. Or, hell, even after you shut my water off. A note on your website indicating how long it's likely to be off, maybe? I would really like to get a shower sometime before I have to go to work. Also, it's supposed to get up to 96 today, and my swamp cooler doesn't work without, you guessed it, water.

Dryly yours,

[ETA: Well, looks like it's a sponge bath for me. Sigh.]


  1. Even worse: you can't make a pot of coffee!

  2. Fortunately, I had already done that before the water shut off. Also, I keep bottled water around for just such emergencies. Nothing is gonna keep me from my coffee!