The overblown, self-important angst of some liberals is so stupid it’s painfully funny to watch. The cold shower to this humor is the knowledge that such people will occasionally act on their feelings, motivated by their self-inflicted guilt, and attempt to force their conclusions on the rest of us.
The latest case in point comes from Slate’s Nina Shen Rastogi, who wonders about her daily bathing habit.
I know that taking long, hot showers is an environmental no-no. But now that the weather’s getting colder, I just can’t face the day without one. Exactly how much damage am I doing to the planet?
Good grief! Am I supposed to take a cold shower in the middle of winter to assuage Nina’s conscience? The answer to her question is a resounding “Who cares?!”
Happily the bulk of the rest of Nina’s article focuses on the costs of heating water, flow rates, water temperatures, and the like – good, practical issues that homeowners should consider.
The reason they’re worth thinking about isn’t Nina and other liberals’ indulgent guilt, it’s because they are pocketbook issues. Like so many other issues, that’s the only reason Americans should consider the duration of their morning ritual in the shower – the economics of the event.