Yesterday while getting my hair washed at the salon, I was staring up at a fluttering sign that was promoting a water-conservation campaign the salon was supporting. So I asked my hairdresser what it was all about, really just to make conversation because often we run out of things to talk about and the pressure to “keep up the chatty” is deafening. She said it is something the salon does every year; a big campaign to encourage others to conserve water on the planet. By turning off the water when you brush your teeth, using low-flush toilets, not owning a swimming pool, etc. They raise a bunch of money and give it to some organization that helps promote that cause.
But what occurred to me is that if ever there was anyone that is using WAY too much water, it’s a full-service salon. Full service, meaning not only do they WASH thousands of heads of hair each day, they scrub people’s hands and feet in manicure and pedicure tubs filled with WATER, they offer HYDRO-therapy massage, they have SHOWERS so you can rinse off after a regular massage, all of this on top of the fact that they have TOILETS like every other business, and they also offer you none other than, WATER or tea upon your arrival.
I just find it odd that they chose this to be their cause. If anyone was a worst offender, it would be them. And, to add a cherry on top, not only are they using a country’s worth of water, they are washing a whole lot of chemicals down the tubes too. Every day, thousands of people are getting their overdue roots foiled and rinsed to the tune of $150-ish bucks and meanwhile, lakes in China are drying up. Just seems a little imbalanced, is all.
More power to them for taking on such a cause, but they’re not entirely setting a good example, now are they? I’m sure there are plenty of Bosnian limp-winged bats out there that need conserving instead. Well, let’s not say plenty, but a few at least.