This may be an odd question... but this is really irking me. I am 18, and I live with my parents. My older brother (who is 30), has recently decided to move to our state (CA), to be closer to us. For now, while he gets back on his feet, he is staying with us for 2 months.
When I was a kid, my dad drilled into me how important it was to save money and how bills can pile up quickly. As a result, I am very maticulous about light usage and water usage. Everyone in my family takes ONE shower a day... but I have noticed something about my brother and it pisses me off:
-He takes a shower in the morning.
-He goes to the gym (doesn't shower at the gym) and comes home and takes another shower
-He then takes another shower at night
So... he is taking 2-3 showers a day!!!
Last night, he got home from the gym at 11pm and he asked me if I was going to get into the bathroom. When I said "no", he took a shower. I woke up this morning at 5am to get ready for school, and he is was in the shower again!! Why would he need to take 2 showers like that?
I just feel he is wasting water...
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Well, I very much agree with your dad, though I think he taught you the right thing for the wrong reason. Sure, saving money is a great side effect but what pisses me off about water wasters is that they don't give a fuck about the environment. Clean, fresh water is an incredibly precious and rare resource and so many people (especially in the US!) don't realize this. About 98% of all the water on our planet is salt water. Only a tiny, minute minority of the water we have on earth is water we can drink, we can shower with, wash our face with etc.. There are millions of people in the world who don't have the luxury to drink enough fresh water, let alone take daily showers.
Personally, I think your brother is definitely a water waster. There is absolutely no reason why anybody has to take 3 showers a day. Like yourself, I usually take one shower per day. Now during the winter, when I don't go out of the house for a couple of days in a row and I don't sweat, I actually sometimes take one shower every other day. It's not even necessary to have more and it's stupid to take more showers if you're not dirty. I don't work out so much but when I do, I just don't take a shower in the morning and instead take one after the work-out. I mean, there's absolutely no good reason why anybody would take a shower, go running and take a shower already again. That's like letting the tap water run simply because you think it's fun.0