Working with people allows me to observe their habits, good and bad. When in the toilet today a woman was standing at the wash basin and had the tap on for nearly the whole time I was in the toilet – perhaps one minute (I don’t waste my time in there). It was really noticeable that the tap was on for this length of time and I wondered what she was doing.
When I came out I realised she’d been cleaning her teeth. If I’d been standing next to her at the time I reckon I would have said something but as I wasn’t, I didn’t say anything.
I grew up on a farm with rainwater plumbed into the house. When we ran out of rainwater – nearly every summer – we had to switch to mains. Therefore we were really conscious of not wasting water.
Not only did she waste all this water she flicked water over me after she washed her hands.
My question to you is, do you leave taps running when you clean your teeth?