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  •  Hehe, of course, the downside.... (7+ / 0-)

    is that I have have the following conversation with 80% of the couchsurfers I host:

    Tourist: "Too bad the water here tastes and smells like a volcano!"
    Me: "You turned on the hot water as well as the cold when getting some to cook or drink?"
    Tourist: "Yes."
    Me: "Only the hot water tastes and smells like that.  The cold is fresh tasty glacial meltwater.  Two separate pipes.  When people here want hot water to drink or cook with, we heat up the cold."
    Tourist: "Ooooh... let me test."  (beat)  "Wow, you're totally right!"

    I've had that conversation sooo many times  ;)

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