(image from telegraph.co.uk)
I've read the term "Navy showers" twice just lately, and on further investigation, I have found out what it means.
Apparently, a "Navy shower" is one in which the person having the shower turns the water on and gets wet, then turns the water off again whilst washing themselves and their hair perhaps, and then turns the water on again to rinse the soap off.
I had no idea! I thought everyone showered like that - I always have. Then I realised WHY I have always showered like that: growing up, we didn't have a shower in our house, only a bath, and the first time we started showering a lot was at a campsite, where you had to push a button and the water flowed for a while, and then it stopped, so you had to push the button again. I automatically showered then like I was in the Navy, and always have done.
I'm a little bit shocked that everyone doesn't shower like this, as any other way seems like an awful waste of water. I am glad to read of people standing in boxes to collect the water for the flushing of the loo if they are having the water flowing constantly........
How do you do it in your house?