Secret Of Household Management: Save Time & Money, And Be Clean

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Spoken By Supreme Master Ching Hai, Los Angeles Center, U.S.A. June 21, 1998 (Originally In English)

If you take some wet tissue and wipe it all over the surface, the hair will stick to the wet tissue in one bunch. Then you can throw it in the dustbin, and your floor will look clean again. When everyone, like in a big family with ten people, comes in the bathroom and combs their hair, this will block the drains. Then you pay for a plumber to come and tear your house apart in order to find some hair. It happens like that. You always have to take care, every time. In the airplane, they teach you to wipe the basin after you use it so the next person doesn't feel disgusted. You do the same thing at home. After use, you wipe it with toilet paper or whatever. Simple. Then have a big cleaning every two or three days, of course, so the next person who comes in doesn't feel like he has to look at your spit, your whatever. Yuck! (Laughter)

Hair looks beautiful on your head, but not in the drain. It blocks everything. I know a guy who always complains about his wife. I said to her, "Your hair, it's so beautiful." And he said, "Oh yeah? Uh-huh, uh-huh." I said, "What do you mean by uh-huh, uh-huh?" He said that she blocks all the drains in the house. Every couple of weeks they have to call a plumber. It's so simple. If she'd just wipe after using, I don't think there would be any problem. The hair doesn't fall straight into the drain immediately. It just gets stuck somewhere. If you don't take care immediately, and you rinse it afterward with water, then it runs into the drain, of course. And after a while, it blocks it. But if you clean it immediately, it looks also nice, and you don't have to pay so much money.

It's not about the money only, it's the problems; you have to call the plumber, and in meanwhile, your house is flooded and all that. It's not nice. So, you just have to take care. It's easy just to pick up a few hairs after you comb your hair.