Hey guys, what’s up? Been kind of busy around here – just finished changing out the faucet setup on a plastic sink. The hot water was dripping and the first go at changing the washer didn’t work so Dearest One and I decided to replace the whole setup with one that had a flexible hose arrangement.
[doesn't seem very fun so far does it?]
So I go into the local big hardware chain store and look around their faucets. Almost all were in the hundred dollars and up range and were big hunks of metal. Not what you want for a plastic sink. I flag down an employee and explain the situation he points to the plastic sink floor display model and says – like that there.
Yes, this faucet fixture with its flexible hose and four inch spread was the replacement I had been looking for. I could get it, but as a special order. Did I want it? Yes I did. And only forty dollars. Nice.
So after a week, I pick it up, look at the label and laugh inside…
My first thought was, “can’t wait until DAD sees this…”
Next thought was, “huh, not made in China – nice”
The installation went easily. The old one lasted five years before replacement – we’ll see how this one does.
Then I began to imagine what various folks here might say.
Kim would berate me for supporting the Zionist State.
JMK would write seventeen dense paragraphs describing the situation in the Middle East, human nature, and lack of any Absolute Standards of Morality and conclude that Israel is being remarkably restrained in her responses.
DADvocate would agree with JMK, except would argue that Absolute Standards of Morality do exist, however, applying them leads to the same conclusions about Israel as did JMK’s arguments. He would also call me a horse’s ass. Bless him…
FIREBIRD would be very passionate about her views, whatever they happened to be. I forget if she is simply pragmatic about supporting Israel or if she is also inspired by religious fervor. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Hyphenated American probably knows the guy who designed it.
Steve would, I like to imagine, do what I’m about to do and see if there is any case to be made for assigning any bad juju to it at all.
Any top level arguments along the lines of buying from Israel at all is bad. Naw, that one doesn’t work for me – not after buying as much from China as I have to date.
Is anyone targeting them for a boycott? Some cursory searching brought up nothing. How about that Kibbutz reference on the label? What does Wikipedia say?
Glil Yam, established 1943 by a group that had ties going back ten years. Bought land from neighboring Arab village.
Seems legit, I just hope the fixture holds up.