Doing one thing well

This morning I was again reminded of how the best tools are the ones that do one thing really well.

While showering I discovered that the drain was blocked and water was pooling everywhere, as it's a wet room without a separate shower basin. I removed the drain cover and pulled out a tangled-together hairball, but it stayed blocked. I was about to start looking at which chemicals I could pour down there, when I remembered we have a plunger in the cupboard right next to the bathroom.

One quick push and pull with the plunger, and the drain was unblocked. No chemicals and no gunk to remove, because the blockage itself goes down the drain. Such a simple design, and when it works, it works really well.

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