Thursday, May 8, 2008

Prompt: Soap


I fight the urge to scratch. My water ration ran out before I finished rinsing off this morning, and the dried-on soap itches like hell.

I don’t dare complain; even admitting I’d used my full ration, let alone that I would’ve liked another gallon or two, would get me labelled "unGreen," a damning stigma socially and professionally. I remember the treatment Mike in accounting got after he was overheard double-flushing. Rumor has it he went without a raise or a date for three years.

That won’t be me. I just have to remember to use less soap tomorrow.

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