People have quirks about them that we see clearly while other rather seemingly mundane ones are kept in secret. Shower time is sacred for the large majority, a time to replenish and wake up, play and being creative, for procrastination and delight. There are others who just rush in and out of the shower. Some people like a quick energetic scrub, others prefer a long and perfumed bath. We all have our own fixed hygiene routines and the boldest of us dare showing it on Youtube… Cringe.
However, there’s more to the cleaning ritual than the scrubbing, shampooing, rinsing, singing “La Donna é Mobile” and playing with the all time classic yellow rubber duck. Here are some things we might do in the shower as well.
Who does this? A college student and busy bee special.
For those who are always in a rush and who have mastered multitasking, for those who don’t have time to eat, for those who crawl out of bed already late for everything, snacking in the shower is a given. Who wants to slurp on a hot coffee mug in the shower? Perhaps nibbling at a bag of trail mix, even? Careful, though – no one wants a case of soggy nuts.
The best options for shower eaters are apples, oranges (trending) and smoothies.
The hungry shower eater will enjoy a beer, ice cream and fried chicken.
The fancy bath enthusiasts will enjoy champagne and/or cocktails.
Coming up with the perfect comeback to an imaginary argument and winning it.
Who does this? The grudge holders, the belligerent, the petty.
If we find ourselves revisiting a stressful moment we wish we had the best comeback to knock a bitch out of their dirty socks, we might be holding more grudges than we can take. If we’re having fun with it, we have a case. Also, if during a verbal disagreement we turned our back knowing we could have stood up for ourselves but didn’t, why not try this out for practice? The downside is we may still not “win”, but we end up getting it out of our chest. Petty people relish in this because they care and they have fun with it, nothing to do here…
Who does this? Night shift workers, insomniacs, children, narcoleptics.
Hmmm, it’s comfy, steamy, warm and soothing and you’re falling asleep… WAKE UP! The dangers of falling asleep in the shower are: concussions resulting from falling (having a pillow in the shower helps), thrombosis, dehydration, hypothermia or hyperthermia and we could also risk flooding the bathroom… Overall, not a good picture. Sleep early and avoid having caffeine at least six hours before bed. If you’re well rested and fall asleep in the shower, than it’s time to get a brain check.
Thinking about life and getting depressed
Who does this? Overthinkers, dreamers, creative people.
It happens to everyone at least once in a lifetime. The shower/bath is the temple for either play or contemplation… and so is the toilet. Something about the porcelain, maybe?
Actually, the incubation and release of dopamine resulting from relaxation, a feeling of comfort plays a part on why we get to thinking, reminiscing and having ideas. Without a doubt, the moment of solitude and confinement powered by the warm pouring water, the splashing, the feeling of its warm embrace, the very act of self cleaning, all things combined make the shower/bath the perfect setting for a moment of relaxation… the degree of dismay will depend on one’s personality – but hey! this is also a great time to have great ideas so, take the good with the bad because you never know when that millionaire idea will pop up.
Soapy hair styling
Who does this? People who don’t take themselves too seriously and a few dozen who deny it.
Showers and baths are fun?? Shut your gut! Unheard of!!
Mostly children and people who don’t take themselves too seriously do soapy hairstyles in the bath/shower. Just imagine the possibilities: being a unicorn, Pippi Longstocking with two bold braids that have got a life of their own, Edward Scissorhands’ disheveled mane or even Son Goku! The way the shampoo and the conditioner defy gravity *enter chorus* brings so much more joy to the regular shower. Which brings us to the next one:
Making foam beards
Who does this? Mostly bald and beardless men and people around Xmas time.
Bald guys who can’t grow a beard may find this makes for a good picture. It makes a great Santa’s beard for Christmas, let’s give this one a go. For those who enjoy foam baths this is a way more creative use of their time. Well, that and glass of eggnog. Seriously, it’s all just fun, baths have been a source of pleasure, fun and play for ages! Remember to save water!!!!!!!
Doing some laundry
Who does this? Fitness enthusiasts, travelers, cheapskates.
Google it, it’s a thing. First search suggestions should be “who does laundry in Hogwarts” and “who does laundry on big brother”.
Same as we wash our bodies we can use the same soap bar or shower gel to wash a shirt and dirty socks. It’s a money saver, sure it helps the environment and we get rid of the whole thing faster, especially while traveling so we’re not spending ridiculous amounts of money for self-service laundry. Wear it, wear it out, jump in the shower, wash, wring, air it, done. Also, after a sweaty workout, the one we’re repeating the day after or sometime during the week, instead of leaving the clothes to rot in stank, we can even take a shower with the clothes on afterwards, wash them on and take it to the next level by doing a sexy yet clumsy strip!
Who does this? Regardless of gender, confident and sexy people.
It’s not disgraceful but it is risky. Those who tried it stuck to ground level moves, the ole wine and grind, no jumps and definitely no pole, so don’t get any ideas.
It’s fine to get our sexy groove on, it involves a great deal of muscle work and it does more for low self-esteem than one might think. Not every song will fit the shower stripper – anything by Jodeci does it.
Pulling out drain clogging fallen hair
Who does this? Obsessive, neat people.
Fallen hair is a nightmare for many, a reminder of loss, a fear, a clogging problem, but not for the OCD and the neat. No, to them it represents yet another urge! Being clean and showering in a clean bathtub or shower cabin is ideal, although for people who suffer from OCD it becomes very debilitating. We all know that person whose tick is keeping things neat and squeaky clean, and we all know how to make them happy. If you ever want to get at someone like, clean after their mess so there isn’t anything to do and watch them go mad.
Oddly enough, disgusting drain hair if for some people a satisfying source of fun… No judgement, but I’m judging :/
Anyway, instead of splitting hairs, why not play with it altogether if we have to remove it from the drainer and then throw it out? I say, try everything once… as long as you don’t kill yourself and/or others.
Playing with the showerhead
Who does this? You know you do it.
Masturbation, of course. Besides that, here’s a list of things we can try.
Whether there is a regular showerhead or one of those with a high pressure switch, people have pretended putting out fires, having a penis, taking a massive number 1, being the god of rain, being Christina Aguilera in that video with Lil Kim, kids (probably some of us) have pretended to be Squirtle and we know we did the blrblrblr sound, we’ve pointed it to our faces and tried to bite at the water, we’ve used it as a microphone and to recreate “Singing in the rain” or “Umbrella”. If not only for the animation, playing pretend helps us being more open-minded.