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Published:October 26th, 2009 16:17 EST
Hugo Chavez: Limit Showers To Three Minutes

Hugo Chavez: Limit Showers To Three Minutes

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Leftist President Hugo Chavez called on Venezuelans on Wednesday to stop singing in the shower and to wash in three minutes because the oil-exporting nation is having problems supplying water and electricity.

Venezuela has suffered several serious blackouts in the past year because of rapidly growing demand and under-investment, which has been aggravated by a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams that provide most of its energy."


Some of us are too shy to sing at a Karaoke bar, but we croon like there`s no tomorrow in the shower. I`ve belted everything from "Macho Man" to "You Light Up My Life" in the privacy of my shower. Not even an edict from a dictator would stop me from singing in my own shower.

Unless you sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the long version of Don McClean`s "American Pie" it`s not going to prolong your stay in the shower.

Chavez may lose his grip on power if he tries to bully Venezuelans into taking short showers. He should stick to criticizing America, and let his countrymen enjoy long and relaxing showers.

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