The First Thing I’ll Miss When Civilisation Collapses…

Hot showers. I recently read this passage in Ian McEwan‘s Saturday, which reminded of its luxury that does wonders: When this civilisation falls, when the Romans, whoever they are this time round, have finally left and the new dark ages begin, this [a shower] will be one of the first luxuries to go. The old folk crouching by their peat fires will tell their disbelieving grandchildren of standing naked mid-winter