Citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Open Day in the Office of the German Chancellor asked Prime Minister Olaf Scholz how often he takes a shower.
“The federal government has given us guidelines on how often we should shower. And how often do you take it? the girl asked, making everyone laugh.
“Every day!” Scholz replied.
In April of this year, against the backdrop of statements by European leaders about plans to gradually phase out Russian gas, the head of the German network agency, Klaus Müller, suggested that citizens take less showers to save energy.
On August 19, the Prime Minister of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, proposed heating only one room in the living room and wiping himself with a damp cloth instead of a shower.
German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said that amid the need to save energy, he began to shower less often.