When we were living in Tienmou, we rented our apartment because we couldn’t afford to buy one there. It was just too expensive for us.
One of the advantages of renting is that the landlord will come and fix things for us. And she did. Except one: Our kitchen faucet.
It started to drip slowly as the washer inside perished slowly. Then eventually it started to run. In fact, it was so bad that one morning we got up and found one inch of water all over the kitchen floor. Thankfully, Taiwanese kitchens have tiled and cemented floors. No wood beams there.
That’s when we got smart: we decided to replace the washer. But we couldn’t. People, it seems, don’t do that anymore. So we had to replace the entire faucet in the kitchen sink. It wasn’t a difficult operation at all, but since we didn’t have any Delta faucets, we had to go with something that just functional rather than attractive.