I’ve been having cold showers since arriving on campus. With the exceptions of Hong Kong, a couple showers at Mr. Ma’s, and one shower at a hot spring, I’ve been taking cold showers for about 6 weeks. Yesterday, I discovered that I needn’t have taken all these cold showers twice a day. The way it’s set up is that you put a card into this card reader in your bathroom. It charges you a certain amount per minute for hot water, and you get hot water during certain hours when the building has the hot water turned on.
This makes a lot of sense considering there are 11000 students that all want hot showers and making it available during all hours of the day is a tremendous waste of energy and giving it to them for free would be against their better judgment. I mean, really, free hot water? Why don’t we start letting get drinking water for free too?! It’s not like want our students healthy for free or something.
So I got told that the card I use to buy food and things on campus needs a separate amount of money for hot water because apparently the people who manage this sort of thing don’t have enough to do. And I went down there, showed the lady what someone wrote down for me to get this done, and she went off and did it. And I just showered and it doesn’t work.
I guess I’m gonna have to return in force with heavy weapons, a small arsenal of explosives, and a team of highly trained monkey ninja’s to get my point across. Or I can call a plumber for free and kick him in the shins until he does my bidding. I’ll flip a coin.