In my last post I discussed how God could grace the unworthy and show them how to find water. John Gray, that rather charming gay raconteur from Wales took time off from feeding his menagerie and left a comment saying:
“catching up with you tom is like reading about someone's life from the last century!”
Good Lord. I never thought of it like that.
OK, I will admit that where I live there is no electricity, no water, not even a decent road. No school, no clinic and the only shop is mine. At night, once the generator is off, it gets bloody dark and you can hear all of God’s wonderful beasties screeching in the jungle not fifty yards from my door. This morning I found a land crab hiding round the back of the bog which can only be flushed with a bucket of water by the way (the bog, not the land crab) and my dog was killed by a snake a couple of months ago.
Imagine, hours of darkness. No washing machine. No hot water out of the shower. No shower for that matter. Do people really, in this day and age, wash out of a bucket?
How on earth do we survive?
I present to you the Hang Suei 2000. The latest in green Chinese technology.
|The Hang Suei 2000. $1.29 from Amazon.|
This piece of equipment is issued to all Chinese officer’s batmen to ensure uniforms are crisply pressed on every parade. After its anticipated 300 year working life, it requires no special handling during recycling. Not only does it use a renewable energy source, it is cordless.
It is so simple and convenient to use, it doesn’t even come with instructions. All the user has to do is place a few hot charcoals into the specially designed combustion chamber and iron away!
|Simply press on the tastefully cast brass cock (cockerel) to open|
|Insert glowing charcoal in the computer aided designed combustion chamber, snap the lid closed and iron away. Well, not you of course, dear reader, this is what maids are for.|
|Smooth ironing surface, perfect for linen suits|
|Even a user friendly temperature control device|
This was one of the best Christmas presents I ever bought for my wife. She is so happy with her Hang Suei 2000 she’s even ironing my underpants.
One day soon I might persuade her to let me take them off first.