bucket of humanity
There it was again today. A grey plastic bucket catching water from a ceiling leak in the foyer to the mall. About an inch or two of water at the bottom. Along with a couple candy wrappers and empty drink bottles. Orange cones were set up on either side. This sight brought me great comfort. In an age of cell-phone headlines, cans of coffee that self-heat, instant YouTube videos from all over the world, we’ve yet to invent a gadget superior to the bucket for catching a drip. Or pass a hole into which people won’t dump trash.