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Tell Us The Most Ridiculous Excuse You've Heard For Wasting Energy

"I need to run the AC all day while I'm out, because I don't like coming home to a hot room."

Let's be honest: We could all get a little better at saving energy.

It's easy enough to start small...

...but the more you learn, the more you realize how much energy you could be saving.

And once you see how much energy is actually being wasted around you...'s harder to put up with the people who make excuses.

Like claiming they're too busy to look into it.

Or that they're not "tech-savvy" enough to use smart technology.

Then there are the downright ridiculous excuses.

Like keeping a laptop plugged in all the time because it "saves the battery."

Or running the dishwasher half-full every day because "There's this one cutting board I just like to use."

Or leaving the lights on all day because "it looks like somebody's home."

Girl, please.

What's the most ridiculous excuse you've heard for wasting energy? We want to hear 'em! The best responses will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post sponsored by Save on Energy, inspiring Canadians to make energy-conscious choices at home and beyond.

(Just a heads-up — anything you send us is covered by the regular BuzzFeed User Terms.)

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