This is one I have frequently.
Town Person: So, I hear you don’t have running water?
Me: Sure I do (when I turn on the hose that runs from the gravity tank that’s filled by the gasoline pump down by the spring.)
Town Person: But, do you have water in your house?
Me: Well, yea (when I go out and turn on the hose and fill a bucket and bring it in, or when I dip it hot from the woodstove reservoir.)
Town Person (looking relieved): So, you do have running water in your house.
Me: Well, I must confess I don’t (though there’s a nice pitcher pump slated to be installed to pump from the cistern tank under the kitchen.)
Town Person: Oh (pregnant pause). So. . .how do you go to the bathroom?
Me. Well, just like you do. I drop my drawers and . . . .