Our neighbours have gone on holiday for a couple of weeks and asked us to keep an eye on things for them.
I could hear a funny noise in their garden and it turns out they have left on all their garden lights and water features AND (I can see into their kitchen from the garden) their hob, oven, microwave and kitchen TV on standby, rather than turning them off. Lights everywhere!
Now I know it's their money they are wasting, but I think this is a ridiculous waste of energy. I'm not an eco-warrior by any means but I am really angry about this waste of energy while they're not even in the house. AIBU?
My DH once turned the TV off at the wall when we went to his parents for Christmas. Came back to find all the Christmas TV specials that we hadn't been able to watch at Inlaws hadn't recorded because the SkyBox was also off.