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Old 08-07-2009, 09:24 PM
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A week ago, I moved into an office that has no sink or shower.

What I've been doing is going to the library, bringing a gallon jug, filling it up at the water fountain, but the 10 mile there and back routine is getting a little tiring to say the least. I could take the bus, but that would be $2.00 wasted, which is obviously counter-productive, since I could buy a new gallon of water for just .99 cents.

So, with all that said, does anyone know where I can locate local water fountains in my area?

And how about showering? So far I've been scrubbing myself with Wet Wipes. I heard the YMCA let's you shower for free, but I went down there and they tried to charge me $5

Old 08-07-2009, 09:35 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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Interesting you have internet access....

Why not try to find a homeless day center that might allow you to shower?

I know some churches have shower facilities. I'm not sure if you're religious but even if you aren't, a church is worth a shot. It will put some people's faith to the test and see if they're as "Christ"-like as they should be.
Old 08-07-2009, 10:07 PM
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Are you homeless? If not why don't you just take a shower at home?

If so get an apartment, rents are down these days.

An example of being frugal is buying quality items off craigslist, not "showering" with wipes.

100 gallons of water out of my spigot is $0.10 so that would make a gallon at home around $0.001. Or 1/10 of a cent. If you are walking 10 miles to save 1/10 of a cent you really need to lighten up. You'll burn more in food intake walking that distance.
Old 08-08-2009, 10:55 AM
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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What exactly do you mean by "moved into an office that has no sink or shower"?

Are you living there?

If it's an office there must be a toilet nearby and that requires water.

Why do you have to go across town to get a jug of water?
Old 08-08-2009, 10:56 AM
Location: Forests of Maine
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Truck stops, offer everything. Usually for free.

Some times they require that you buy a monthly membership though.
Old 08-08-2009, 12:39 PM
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