Last year, shortly after I remodeled my house, my dishwasher got lonely and went on strike. Instead of turning dirty dishes into clean dishes, it began to turn dirty dishes into hot, wet dirty dishes. This gave me flashbacks to my college cafeteria, which used the same model of dishwasher. So I was left with an object that generated noise, used up water and electricity, and ultimately achieved nothing. This, ironically, reminded me of many of the people in my college cafeteria.