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16, I would normally agree with you, however if they're living with them then it wouldn't be a great idea to humiliate them...

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Naw, it's a fine plan! Obviously, the nimrod of a landlord has no common sense. He/she would never catch on that OP is humiliating them, making it even more fun and hilarious!!! GO FOR IT!

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Yup, nothing is more relaxing than making a cup of tea... with a 55 gallon drum for a tea cup. Ooh! You could drink it and she could bathe in it. It's a win win for everyone!

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#62 Baths are a luxury. Showers are a necessity. I'm always surprised at how long it takes for a tap at full blast to fill a bathtub even just halfway.

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Yeah, seriously though. It would make sense to fill up a bath when you are planning on being in it for longer than 20 minutes but most showers only take 5-10 minutes which uses less water.

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#92 Wouldn't it depend on the size of the tub in question? I have a ridiculously short tub that maybe only comes up to my kneecaps in height. It takes a few short minutes for it to fill up.

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@67 I suppose I can see how you got that out of my comment. I was basically saying I sympathize with OP, but there are many variables to the situation. And since I saw several comments making certain assumptions, I thought it would be appropriate and constructive to point out that we can't make a lot of assumptions, and why. I'm sorry you didn't pick up on that, I was rather tired when I commented... it ended up a bit wordy and lacked direction.

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@74 The concept of luxury vs necessity was one of the first things I addressed. Apparently baths have special connotations for you, because I wouldn't view them as any more of a luxury than a shower. They are both common forms of cleansing your body, which is a necessity. In this context, I believe the "luxury" would be whichever option uses more water. And what I was getting at in my verbose comment earlier is that there are too many variables to assume whether a bath uses the most wa

tell her that daily baths are the issue with the water bill. and that you're going to keep filling your kettle

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