On yet another who complained that the drinking water at home was warm: “Consequently,” he said, “when you want warm water to wash in, you will have it at hand.”
“But it's too cold for washing,” objected the other.
“Then do your servants complain when they use it both for drinking and washing?”
“Oh no: indeed I have often felt surprised that they are content with it for both these purposes.”
“Which is the warmer to drink, the water in your house or Epidaurus
“And which is the colder to wash in, yours or Oropus water?”2
“Then reflect that you are apparently harder to please than servants and invalids.”