The hose on the kitchen sink stopped working, so I figured I’d pop under the sink and turn off the water, then have a look at what was going on with the hose.
First thing I noticed was a ton of shit in the way. Some from us, most of it from before we were alive. Case in point: this glass bottle of Windex from 1973 that predates us by a full decade.
The bottle reads (from top to bottom):
Dozens of Uses!
20 FL. OZ. (1 PT, 4 OZ)
©1973 The Drackett Products Co., Cincinnati, Ohio 45232 · Distributor · Made in U.S.A.
Also below the sink was a modern version of the bottle, dated 2010. Pretty neat juxtaposition!
By the way, there are no shutoffs for the water under the sink. To turn the water off, I needed to turn off the cold from the main entry point into the house, and stop the hot water from the main feed leaving the hot water tank. Yay, another quirky thing about this piece of shit house we live in!
To be fair, if the sink was leaking profusely, it might be quicker to run downstairs and turn those off rather than contending with the junk stowed away in the cabinet…