Why do they mess around with things?
Kitchen sinks and bathroom basins used to be simple. I’m talking about the plug-end of things. There was a plug that went into the plug-hole which was attached by a chain to the top near the taps. Naturally that chain was always broken or missing but that’s beside the point. When you were finished whatever you were doing you just removed the plug and everything drained away.
For some reason they decided this wasn’t good enough. They replaced the plug with a sort of valve yoke in the drainage pipe, so to empty the water you press a knob or turn a lever. I grant that this saves plunging your hand into a hot and probably greasy basin to find the plug but is this sufficient reason to fuck things up?
The problem is that the modern system involves sticking rods and stuff into the drainage pipe. That may be fine in an engineering workshop but in a kitchen it creates a massive problem. Those rods and things block the flow of water and get heavily coated in grease or whatever shit was in the water. And those rods and things are impossible to clean without a major dismantle job. Cleaning them is a fucking messy operation.
Guess what lovely little job I have ahead of me this afternoon?