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By ruserious - / Friday 7 August 2015 11:24 / Australia - Sydney
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By  heirofhope  |  38

I think you should talk to your mom about this. Three minutes isn't enough to shower unless you're The Flash, that's ridiculous. I hope you sort things out with an adult, OP, that's unreasonable.

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  okokalright  |  15

Sometimes step parents can be a bit controlling, but it feels that way only because they're not your real parents or they're really just extreme. I always hated my step dad because was very similar and didn't do shit.

By  samuelreza  |  9

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  heirofhope  |  38

I see what you're saying, but it's pretty hard to take a shower in just three minutes, especially if you're somebody with long hair. I think there's a difference between being environmentally friendly and irrational.

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  cristy91  |  33

Also, it sounds like OP was given no warning about the 3 minute rule. Plus, if OP has long hair/shaves, then 10 minutes is about the shortest I can imagine it going.

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  Devtyro  |  14

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  mattrd_fml  |  31

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Yup. Taking away a phone is usually a punishment - but OP didn't do anything to warrant being punished. You can't follow rules that you didn't know existed. This sounds like a power play: "I control your environment and your possessions. I make the rules and I can alter them on a whim. I am in charge and you do not question me." Not so much a red flag as a red banner. Unless it's an obnoxious prank, and that's only marginally better.

By  theswanlake  |  13

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  angeluv_2014  |  22

start showering at your friend's houses (though I don't know what other problems he's going to cause you because it seems like he's a controlling piece of shit)

By  heirofhope  |  38

I think you should talk to your mom about this. Three minutes isn't enough to shower unless you're The Flash, that's ridiculous. I hope you sort things out with an adult, OP, that's unreasonable.

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  Indecisionx  |  31

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  SneakySlayer  |  15

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  gothiccookies  |  10

As someone with long, thick, curly hair I can categorically say that 3 minutes is not enough time! Getting my hair wet all the way through takes more than 2 minutes itself! 7-10 minutes is my shortest if I'm not too fussed about neatly shaving my legs...

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  gilligan_isle  |  6

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  livyhol  |  14

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  PANDORUM89  |  21

to #31. while YOU did so because you were short on water and you were in the military(thank you btw) OP is most likely not in the military therefore should not be forced to have like so.

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  leogachi  |  15

@210 I have long hair and I can't wash it in under 5 minutes. Three minutes may be enough time for you, but you can't lump everyone together.

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  Vegetarian27  |  21

I can barely get all of my hair wet in 3 minutes, let along wash it, condition it, wash my body & face, and shave. And as for turning the water off after wetting yourself, I doubt the step-dad takes that into consideration. He probably times the time in the bathroom, rather than stopping and starting the stopwatch when the water turns off and on.

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  deathshead  |  19

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  lulinator  |  38

Typically, armed forces are male, with little hair on their heads. Most women have at least shoulder length hair, which isn't so quick to wash and rinse. So, while it may be feasible for people in the army, it's not reasonable for everyone.

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  kuro21  |  20

You can always shave outside. It's not like you have to shave in the shower, of course it's easier but what's better? Shaving in the shower and giving up your phone? Or shaving out of the shower and having your phone?

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  Ozzien  |  26

Shaving your legs is more complicated, though. I don't use shaving cream, so I need to get soap all over my leg, and if I weren't in the shower, it'd get all over the floor. Men can shave over the sink, but women have some more trouble with that... Yes, shaving outside the shower is possible, but not worth the trouble.

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  leogachi  |  15

@198 If you have a bath tub you can fill the bottom with about two inches of water and sit on the edge of the tub with your feet in the water. It's super easy, plus you can still use soap if you want.

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  Jadea_fml  |  12

#37 OP isn't in the military. My boy-short hair is so thick that it takes 3 mins to shampoo it alone and at least 10 (on a GOOD day) to condition it. Plus shaving and actually washing for a total of about 25 minutes on average. We're low income and can afford more than 3 mins for the 6 people here

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  SneakySlayer  |  15

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By  Megatron_Griffin  |  25

My father used to threaten to shut off the hot water if we took more than five minutes. "I can shower in five minutes, no reason you can't" I guess the fact that he was bald and didn't have hair down to his waist wasn't a factor. I literally used to count to 300 every time I showered so he couldn't accuse me of taking too long

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  MidnaLink  |  29

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  Badabam_fml  |  14

My (ex) step father did the same, but he started timing from when I stepped over the carpet onto the lino of the kitchen, which leads to the hallway. It's about 2 4-5 metres to the bathroom from there, the door is heavy and takes a bit of effort to close (sliding door), then I had to undress, wait for the water to heat up, wash my body, legs and hair. I ended up just washing my hair once a month because of it. It was crazy. I got into soooo many scream-fests with him because I ran slightly over time.

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