I’m just barely holding it together right now, but I persevere. I almost renamed this page but decided to just leave it as part of a series so it wouldn’t get confusing.
For many years I used to drink water out of a large glass cup. One in particular until it unfortunately shattered because of changing temperature too fast. I replaced it will lesser cups, but eventually I took to simply drinking out of plastic jugs directly. I would keep one in my room so I wouldn’t have to go across the house every time I waned water. Unfortunately covid times caused us to be unable to cycle out jugs like normal & mold began to grow in my water jugs quite quickly. They’re basically impossible to clean properly as they are simply meant to be discarded. Although in non rural areas I’m sure recycling is an option. In any case I was left with no way to replace my jug. It may seem strange to you but after all these years it never occurred to me that rather than simply using whatever fate brought me I could, instead, use money to buy something expressly created to do the exact task I needed done. Using things over and over rather than buying things is the hallmark of those who have to make due for lack of money. Frugality is virtuous, but at the same time spending wisely is also virtuous. So, I bought myself a large Thermos. It’s only for me, I can wash it properly if it gets infected, & use it in whatever way I see fit.
I know that must seem insane to some of you but the idea of having a thermos for my use alone is a very abnormal thought pattern. That’s the kind of thing you share in my family. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t share if called upon so to do, but most likely I won’t be. It’s my thermos. My thermos that I bought with my big boy money. So I can have clean water and not be at the mercy of nature. It looks a little like a robot, which is also good.
If I wanted to I could put soup in it. I could have hot soup for up to 24 hours at my pleasure. Such is the scope of my power. I’m the master of climate controlled liquids. I will sip them. Sip them like a king.