The Great Plotnik

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Be a Good Citizen versus Don't Be a Schmuck

I can take a two and a half minute shower and be clean and happy. I know because I just timed it. I just need to shave in the sink instead of in the shower.

My wife, who has been known to zone into Blissography under hot, running water, says she can do it too. If we can do it, you can do it.

But we don't dare. If we cut back now, this new level of water usage will be our benchmark when they insist on mandatory water rationing a few months from now, which they are going to have to do, because voluntary rationing never works.

Then, when we have to cut back 20 or 25%, we'll really have problems. Anyone who remains at normal usage now will be able to cut back easily next time.

Be a Good Citizen says do it now, but Don't Be a Shmuck says wait until you have to. It's a dilemma.


At 2:00 PM, Blogger The Fevered Brain said...

Here's what happens to us in the valley. Our annual water usage fees are based on our consumption in the month of February. Where are we? Not home, not using a drop of water. You're right; we're going to pay BIG TIME come summer. Here we pay one flat fee ~ about $120 US ~ for as much (or as little) water we use in a year.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger notthatlucas said...

Avoiding schmuckhood should always win. If only I could convince Mrs Notthat that showering together would save even more water.


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