A Very Foggy Shower

Otis Orchards, Washington
February 27, 2016 2:02pm CST
One day many years ago when I was a young man something quite weird happened. I had planned to meet up with some friends one night after work. When I got off work I rushed home. I got all my clean clothes I planned to wear ready. Then I jumped into the shower. After just a few minutes the bathroom became so foggy I could hardly see. I stuck my head out of the shower curtain to listen for the hum of the ceiling fan. It was running. I figured the vent for the fan must be plugged or blocked. But even when I had forgotten to turn the fan on the bathroom had never gotten so foggy. The fog filled the room so completely I couldn’t even see the water coming out of the shower head. The strange thing was how fast the bathroom became foggy. In just a matter of minutes I couldn’t see a thing. Then I figured out the problem. I took my glasses off and found the bathroom had very little fog in it. Have you ever forgotten to take your glasses off before jumping into the shower?
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• United States
27 Feb 16
Eh, I think I may have done that once yes Richard. But remembered when the water came on, so I didn't get that experience. I thought you were telling us a ghost story lolz
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Feb 16
I can see how it would sound like a ghost story in the beginning. At the time I didn't thing it had anything to do with a ghost, I just thought the water was putting out more steam than normal. I don't know what I would have done if I had thought it had anything to do with ghosts or the paranormal.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@RichardMeister So glad it was not the paranormal my friend.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
29 Feb 16
You forgot to take your glasses off? I guess your brain was a bit foggy ! I don't wear glasses, but I know there have been times that Hubby's glasses have gotten steamed up - like from opening the dishwasher right after it's done, or helping the kids with their baths/showers.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
29 Feb 16
It happens. I thought you were going to say your hubby's glasses steamed up every time you had a heated argument.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
29 Feb 16
He shoots, he scores! Good one, @RichardMeister We don't get into those kinds of arguments, oh but I think I shall have to get wipers for his glasses for when he sees the messy kids' rooms at times!
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
1 Mar 16
@RichardMeister Us moms talk about this all the time. Yes, moms are always the bad guys. But I let dad be the bad guy on weekends . And yes the kids get "smart" and go ask their dad the same question I said no to - but they take a different approach to get a different answer. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It won't work for them if he asks them "What did mom say?"
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@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
27 Feb 16
Very good. Opening the oven can have the same effect, ditto the dishwasher.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
Yes, but in those cases you immediately know what has caused the fog and your glasses clear up fairly fast once you step away from the source.
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@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
27 Feb 16
@RichardMeister True. The sauna or steamroom can be a challenge too.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
@pgntwo Yes, I can see that. Are you telling me you have forgotten to take your glasses off in a sauna or steamroom?
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@Daljinder (21199)
• India
27 Feb 16
Lol It started out sounding as something paranormal and ended up with funny twist LOL
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
I felt quite foolish when I discover the real problem, but at the time I never thought it was anything paranormal. I just figured it had to be some sort of problem.
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@Daljinder (21199)
• India
27 Feb 16
@RichardMeister Yep a problem indeed with your forgetfulness
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
@Daljinder Being in such a mad hurry was the cause of my forgetfulness. I shouldn't have felt so foolish because I know most people forget something when they are in a hurry.
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@antonbunot (9513)
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Feb 16
I was thinking while reading your post that the hot water may have been the reason that turned the bathroom foggy . . . . anyway, I got this moderate loss of hearing in my left ear . . so, I put on most of the time my expensive (almost invisible) hearing aid . . . I was in the bathroom one morning and I was about to jump in the shower when I noticed that the sound of the fan got louder than it used to whenever I take the shower. I thought I regained my hearing. O, man, I almost forgot to take off my expensive hearing aid! It would have been a disaster (favorite word of Donald Trump)
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Feb 16
Hot water does cause fog in the bathroom when taking a shower but nothing like the fog I was experiencing. It was so thick I could hardly see my hand 3 inches (7.6 cm) from my face. I'm glad you discovered you were wearing your hearing aid before you got it all wet and ruined it.
@cherriefic (4534)
• Baguio, Philippines
28 Feb 16
That's really funny and scary at the same time!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Feb 16
I intended on it being funny but not scary. At the time it didn't cross my mind as being scary. However, I can see the scary part of it now, especially if you bring the paranormal into focus.
@sallypup (26633)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Feb 16
Thanks for the out loud guffaw.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Feb 16
You're welcome.
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@marlina (72695)
• Canada
27 Feb 16
That was funny, I didn't expect that!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Feb 16
Thank you. After I realized what happened I had to laugh.
@Corbin5 (102989)
• United States
27 Feb 16
So glad you figured that problem out. I have never had to wear glasses, but if I did, I would definitely forget to take them off when in the shower.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Feb 16
I've wore glasses ever since I was a kid. After wearing them that long it was rare I'd forget to take them off. It was just that day I was in a mad rush to meet up with my friends.
@Teep11 (7003)
• United States
27 Feb 16
Forgot to remove the glasses huh? I've experienced a foggy shower but nothing like what you've described here.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
Yeah, I was in such a hurry to meet up with my friend that I forgot to take my glasses off before getting into the shower.
@T_gray (7821)
• Salina, Kansas
27 Feb 16
That's too funny. I have gotten in with my glasses on but have quickly taken them off
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
I was in such a hurry it didn't dawn on me right away that I didn't take my glasses off.
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@Missmwngi (9574)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Feb 16
Ha haa i have never forgotten
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Feb 16
I have never forgotten since. I felt so foolish it was years before I told anyone about it.
• United States
1 Mar 16
Nope can't say that I have
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