- 16 Feb 2006
- Reaction score
- Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
In the 60's we had several schoolmasters who had served in WW2. There was one who had been in the 7th Armoured Division (Desert Rats) and he used to become apoplectic at the sight of water being wasted. He almost had to be tied down when the groundsman was watering the cricket square.My mother couldn't stand it when I just dropped the hose and let the water run away until I needed it again.
She used to say, "If you had to carry that water in a can on a bicycle for a half mile from a well, like I had to, you wouldn't waste so much"