By logic - 18/01/2016 15:16 - United Kingdom
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The world is full of hypocrites and its our job to deal with them lol
Does she not realise she uses more water to take a bath than you filling up a kettle?
Well, bathing daily is just part of having good hygeine, and good hygeine is generally demanded by modern society. So while taking a bath or a shower is more of a necessity in daily life for most people, drinking tea or a hot beverage from a kettle is really just a luxury. So the comparison between a necessity and a luxury isn't a good one to make. I can only conjecture, and I can't assume that taking a bath uses more water than a shower in the case of the FML. Some people like to wash off and relax for long periods of time in the shower, and the water used can easily surpass the amount used in a bath (especially when the bath is only filled with a few inches of water). There are plenty of factors involved though, such as the flow rate of the shower nozzle and the volume of the bathtub. I'm not sure if OP could've accurately concluded how much water was being used in each of these daily baths, and I certainly can't. So I have no grounds to think the landlady is hypocritical, just very anal about water conservation in her house. Aside from my ramblings, I do feel sorry for OP... having to limit the water in your kettle does seem a little ridiculous.
@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.
@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 water or not. I could have been even more explicit with my first comment, but I didn't want to make it absurdly long... it looks like my pathetic attempt at brevity just left a lot of people misunderstanding me.