The upside to the coming Dark Ages
Slate’s Dear Prudence finds the bright side to annoying environmentalists:
Q. Flushing Worries: My roommate doesn’t check if the toilet is flushed “properly” after she uses it. Ideas on how to bring this up without sounding judgmental?
A: “Jasmine, our toilet lacks flushing power. So before you leave the bathroom please make sure it actually flushed, and if it didn’t please reflush.” As everyone has discovered, many water-saving toilets can require three or more flushes. But when you can no longer use 100-watt incandescent bulbs to illuminate the bathroom, the flushing problems will be less obvious.
I love the “without sounding judgmental” part because that’s almost as bad as hypocrisy, right?