Friday, December 07, 2007

Housing Quiz: Which House Has....??

One house has hot and cold running water, electricity, central air conditioning and flush toilets. The other does not. One owner has a computer, a high speed connection to the Internet, a DVD player with a movie collection, and several television sets. The other has none of these things. One owner has a refrigerator, a vacuum cleaner, a toaster oven, an iPod, an alarm clock that plays music in the morning, a coffee maker, and a decent car. The other has none of these. One owner has ice cubes for his lemonade, while the other has to drink his warm in the summer time. One owner can pick up the telephone and do business with anyone in the world, while the other had to travel by train and ship for days (or weeks) to conduct business in real time.

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At 12/07/2007 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take whichever has electricity over the one that doesn't.

At 12/07/2007 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap, you're an idiot Perry.

At 12/09/2007 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the wonders of the Perry Time Machine.

One owner can't do anything because he's been dead a long time. Doh!

At 12/11/2007 2:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the owner of the upscale Victorian house would have had ice available, as the ice industry was well established, transporting ice cut in winter worldwide and making it available throughout the year. He could have communicated quickly and done business remotely via the "Victorian internet"--the telegraph. He also would have had flush toilets and other conveniences.

The difference regarding the ranch house owner is that he/she would have all this and its contemporary equivalents available at less cost, and to a much wider public.


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