2. Do you think I could talk my apartment complex into upgrading my sorry 19 gallon water heater? My SO and I try to conserve water but we still end up taking a lot of cold showers, etc. I know it's ultimately up to the apartment manager; I just want to know what to say and how much of a jackass I'll sound like. Should we offer to pay?
3. What short stories do you really like? I need to write a major essay on a short story of my choice and would love some fresh choices. I think 90% of my class is doing The Lottery.