Insufficiency of a resource
sucks leads to disaster. The pump that draws water from the well to feed the sprinklers in my yard broke down while we were on vacation. Several plants died as a result. As the landlady has not yet replaced the pump, I have also spent quite a few hours watering as best I can in the evening. The mains water pressure is insufficient to be very efficient and I have to move the sprinklers a dozen times each to get reasonable coverage.
Surplus of a resource
rocks leads to waste. I can think of few things more gratifying than sitting in a tub full of warm water with my laptop (on a dinner tray) while I work on MbUnit and surf the internet. Sure, the humidity is probably not great for the machine... but I don't intend to keep it for more than 2 or 3 years.
Interesting contrast, no?