In Yantai, I used to have an electric outlet in my shower, now we have multiple outlets in the shower. These are bigger, so I suppose that’s an upgrade.
After a week without hot water, I was willing to take almost anything that offered a hot shower. Still, when we realized that the repairman was planning to leave with my computer’s power strip running through the shower area, Stick called Fairly Useless Boss, the one who’s in charge of our housing in China. Naturally, FUB told us that hers is exactly the same and it’s fine.
I want to believe her, really I do, but I’m not entirely sure how to take a shower here without serious bodily harm. With a little care, I could probably avoid smashing my head on the water heater, but then there’s this extention cord running right through the shower. I mean, I’m not an engineer or anything, but doesn’t something bad happen when you mix water and electricity? Isn’t that why I’m not supposed to blog from the bathtub?
Also because we now have a hot-water tank instead of a water heater for the whole apartment, we don’t have hot water in the bathroom sink, the washing machine or the kitchen sink. I’m not entirely sure about this, because I don’t really wash dishes or clothes, but Stick tells me you’re meant to use hot water.
Edit: The drama continues!