A water pipe in my apartment broke for the second time in my short stay here. Upon asking the property manager why this keeps happening, his tone shifted to that of a character doing exposition in a Christopher Nolan movie. Water expands and contracts he went on to say. I imagined him gesticulating with both hands on the other side of the phone as he continued to explain expansion and contraction of water using different words; like I had just prompted chat GPT to describe the properties of water in 10 sentences. After listening to him carefully, I politely enquired why water expands and contracts so much only in my apartment. Unfortunately, he refused to find the humor in this, and that likely delayed getting things fixed.