According to reports published recently, the act of over filling your kettle cost the UK £68 million per year.
This is of course a shock tactic used by statisticians and eco warriors to get us all to think about how much water and energy we waste.
|"I'm so much MORE than just a number..."|
This is why I love statistics.
They are just a bunch of made up umber and words that make no sense.
How on earth do THEY know just how many people I’m brewing up for?
Do they know that I drink my cup of tea from a pint pot and not one of those stupid little children cups?
No. I don’t think THEY do.
Have they taken into account the millions saved from the dirty sweaty buggers who don’t even bother to have a bath or shower – TWICE ON HOT DAYS! Thus, reducing the amount of water they don’t use bathing to even less than zero?
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No. I don’t think they do.
Stats are brilliant and rubbish at the same time.
There are real life stats about every aspect of existence out there. All being used to somehow quantify and label our lives.
Now, I don’t want to sound like one of those “big brother is watching you” types… I’m more like of those “Big brother is making up stuff about you to make you look silly” types.
Stats about the weather are my favourite.
“IT’S THE HOTTEST/COLDEST/WETTEST/DRYEST SRPING/SUMMER/TUESDAY SINCE [insert random year here]!”
The news people orgasm through the TV screen.
I could not care less. PLUS, it has been hotter in the past, so what is the point of this exercise you idiots??
I have spoken previously about how stats used on adverts are the worst misleading nonsense around.
In a nut shell I encourage you to take a good look at those eye liner commercials on the TV box. They always come at you with something along the lines of “87% of 109 women agree”
|206.19 men agree???|
That does not make sense.
The only thing I was good at in school was maths… well that selling cigs to the bigger boys for 50p a time…(cigs were much cheaper back then and I made a small fortune).. and I can confidently tell you that 87% of 109 is … *carry the two, plus the first number you were thinking of minus your mums birthday….* is 94.83 which means that somewhere there is a woman who’s opinion does not count as a whole person and THAT IS SEXIST!
Possibly racist as well. I’m never sure.
What do know now we have this simple but accurate piece of information?
Science has let us down again.
Numbers are racist.
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There are far too many people NOT having a wash because they are too busy making cups of tea.
And what should we do with this information?
Well, that’s what the comment section is for.
Have at it folks.
I’m off to make a nice cuppa.