Here's the burst pipe: Scale: the split is penny-wide, appropriate for a copper pipe. Turns out ignorance is not an excuse: according to the super, this is the second time Stompy FGB has burst the outdoor pipe! Now that I know Stompy's preferred M.O. is "measure once, fuck up twice," I'll have to keep on eye on my bathroom ceiling. He's only flooded that once before. Luckily, that was before I moved in; so clearly, he's overdue.
Three-quarters of self-proclaimed Christers think that the huckster’s maxim "God helps those who help themselves" is a Biblical truth. It's actually one of Ben Franklin's patented lines. And, of course, it's quite antithetical to the real point of the New Testament, which is to love your neighbor as yourself. (Jesus, being a nice Jewish boy, took this is as a sprout from the Old Testament's golden rule: treat others as you would yourself be treated; the rest, as the great rabbi had it, is commentary.) Damn, but it's trying, it's trying!