Hot Water

It’s an amazing thing to have a regular supply of clean hot water right in my house.  The ability to stay clean and enjoy the refreshment of a hot shower in the morning is an astonishing luxury, making it so easy to start my day with gratitude.

Isn’t it odd that “being in hot water” means being in trouble, when the actually experience is so delightful?  There’s mixed views on the origin of the expression, but one story claims it dates back hundreds of years to a time when hot water was poured down on enemies attacking a castle.

I can’t help thinking that if the “enemies” were invited in and offered a hot bath instead, the world would have had a much happier history.

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