……… I have a theory of sorts, I’ve noticed since I’m right handed whenever I go to the sink usually I’m holding something (in my right hand), thus I use my left hand to turn on the water. Which in turn normally activates the hot water. Now, since the “hot” water is technically in the water heater, there is a certain amount of “cold” or “not hot” water in the pipes. Therefore I have so much time to accomplish my task before the hot water reaches the faucet, given that I have no need for hot water.
I am curious as to whether or not this follows true with most people. And if so, my theory is that in the involuntary response of the water heater to replace said “hot water” now currently residing in the pipes, I am wasting energy for no reason. Probably only to add heat to my household only to use the AC to remove it, once again wasting more energy.
So, being that a majority of the population of all mankind is right handed, and if this is truly a common behavior. Exactly how much energy is being needlessly wasted and at what cost: to the person buying the energy (gas/electricity), the environment, man hours, destruction of habitat, resulting pollution, what resources went into collecting and transforming that energy only to release it willy-nilly back into the universe without putting it to use. When you think of it in terms of millions upon millions of people on a daily basis, I mean, there is like some 6.4 something BILLION people on Earth.
This is the kinda thing I think about for no reason at all. I haven’t tried to actually observe people using sinks, mostly cause the only time you see the public using one would be per-say in a restroom or something. And people probably think I’m weird enough as it is that I’m not going to,,,, well you get the idea.
What goes on in your head? And also does the word count affect your decision to read a post? I try to keep mine somewhere around 300. Have a good day, team everybody!
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