42. "Why isn't there decent plumbing in French houses? The toilet facilities are disgraceful!"

     They are. What should the French do about it? It takes money to have decent plumbing. That's why so many people in France don't have it. That's why so many people in our own United States don't have decent plumbing either.

     The Germans have much better plumbing than the French - the Germans could afford it.

     Most French buildings are very old: it's harder and more expensive to install plumbing in an old house than in a new one.

     Incidentally, 9,400,000 homes in the U.S. do not have electricity. 80% of the farmhouses do not have bathrooms and running water. About 3,607,724 homes do not have private flushing toilets.