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Don’t panic: an extra minute in the shower will wash away that horrible Puritan spirit

by | 4th, July 2013

Leicester Tigers' players give teammate Perry Freshwater a champagne shower

HAVE we been taken over by some alien race of puritans or something? They’re telling us today that having a long shower is a “waste”. One that we should righteously avoid :

An average shower lasts seven-and-a-half minutes, yet cutting just a minute off that time would save British households £215 million on energy bills each year, the report said.

What? What damn business is it of anyone at all how long any individual one of us spends in the shower? We go to work, we earn our money and then we get to spend it on whatever we feel like. If 7.5 minutes instead of 6 singin’ in the suds of what gets us going then fine, that’s what gets us going and everyone else can sod off.

They seem to have forgotten the basic economic point at play here. What matters to us is not whether we have a job or not: it’s not even what we get paid by that job. It’s what

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