Turn off that tap!
You may not realize it, but if you leave the water running when you brush your teeth you could be causing a year’s worth of pain to your roomie.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: With the onset of global warming, now more than ever must we be more environmentally aware and do more to ensure a safer planet for all of us. I believe that making small changes in everyday life can have a great impact on creating a more eco-friendly world. That said, it irritates me to see other people being wasteful and ignorant of how their behavior is so damaging. For example, a roommate used to leave the water running while she brushed her teeth.
I can easily correct my friends and family, but what about people, like my roommate, with whom I am not as close? The incident with her occurred over a year ago, and I still feel guilty for not correcting her behavior. As an environmentalist, I feel I should say something, but is it appropriate? And, if so, how should I say it?
Aren’t you glad your not this numbskull’s friend or family?