High and Dry
This weekend I had a discussion regarding the prospect of a drought in NorCal with a visiting friend of friends. He grew up in Palo Alto, and observed that those of us who had our childhoods shaped by the great drought of 1987-1992 (pdf), now savored and oftentimes took very long showers. I do not have any information to verify his observation, but on an anecdotal level, I know that both my best friend from high school and I have the habit of taking twenty-plus minute showers.
Twenty years have passed since the start of the last drought, and it may be time to get into the habit of taking navy showers again. This sacrifice may be better than bringing back the old “If it’s yellow…” rhyme.
Now, that it’s coming back to me, I can’t believe that we spent YEARS cutting back on toilet flushing. Gross.