05:01PM | 03/01/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1610 lifetime posts
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many

others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and

was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a

feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had

participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that

her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he

thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes

on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The

self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be

the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how

she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and

let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a

very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no

time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have

time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many

college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing ?"

She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy

classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so

popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to

all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes

because she's too hung over."

Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the

Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your

friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and

certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion,

angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I have worked really hard for

my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work!

Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I

>worked my tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, " Welcome to

the Republican party


07:23AM | 03/21/07
Member Since: 03/20/07
1 lifetime posts
I was told you were a professional plumber in nyc. My reply doesnt have anything to do with your topic but someone recommended you and i didnt know how to contact you another way. I live in a high rise in chicago and they told me that installing a single handle faucet will cause problems with other peoples water pressure. Mainly the people above and below me. Is this true? It seems crazy to me. Thanks soo much for your help.


09:20AM | 03/21/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1610 lifetime posts
Thank GOD ( I still can say G-D I hope) I never decided to stay in the Loop are of Chicago or I would have heard this kind of craziness too.

I wonder if I should contact the 42 story office building and 28 story CO-OP I work in and tell them they have to remove every single Delta shower body and faucet I have installed over the last 20+ years.

Unless Chicago has an exclusive on high rise buildings and has no plumbing code regarding pressure reducing devices and has faucets especially designed for this place (Wind proof faucets) then I think the person who told this should be given a severe beating out of general principles.

Does the toilets in Chicago also have the single handle problem?

If it doesn't make any sense then it is not true.

Lets think about the following

A building 300 feet tall Gravity feed would have a pressure on the lowest floor of 130 PSI and considering plumbing fittings are rated at 125 PSI either every threaded fitting would leak or when someone took a shower it would feel like your being sand blasted

I found over the years rather then people saying " I don't know" they make up stories so they sound impressive.

Why not go to the Sears building in Chicago and check out their bathrooms and see if they have a problem with single handle faucets?

By the way thank you for contacting me I really do appriciate it.

Have a great one


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