We put a lot of faith in them.
The height of a toilet.
-the awkward "forever fall," or the "oh, I wasn't ready!"
The weight of a door.
- the "arms pulled off" vs "forehead to edge"
The temperature of water coming out of a faucet
- we've all been burned
The height of a step or curb.
- the lurch and windmill arms
The weight of an opaque milk jug
- milk over the shoulder
Charles Dicken's novel Great Expectations
- didn't live up to mine.