The Painful Price Of Cleanliness

United States
April 9, 2007 2:05pm CST
After a recent injury in the shower (I had bent over to retrieve the soap and cracked my head on one of my wifes numerous shampoo bottles which sit on a ledge at the back of the shower) I got to thinking about all the ways we can get hurt in there from third degree burns from the scalding hot water, to stepping on broken glass from one of the shampoo bottles that fell to getting electrified trying to use an electric razor in the water.....then lets's not forget getting in and out of the bathtub, tripping over the edge, getting your toe stuck in the faucet or slipping on the beautifully polished tile floor in the bathroom. I have come up with a solution....I have saved all those little pieces of soap that are always stuck in the soap holder in the shower (you know the ones you try to mold together to make a full bar of soap)as well as the last remnants of stick deodorant and have fashioned a large blanket from all the pieces which I sleep on every night. I now wake up every morning smelling fantastic and have in one fell swoop cut out the possibility of a painful bathrooom injury. thanks for your patience if you made it to this point...a + rating for anyone who gets through this.
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@freak369 (5024)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I'm gonna be blunt here. You're a guy. You do guy things in the shower. Chicks have a completely different way to appraoch things like getting in and out of the shower, what we do in the shower and how we recycle things like shampoo bottles, soap and personal care products. I'm not syaing that your concept isn't bad but I think after a while the clash of Speed Stick and Irish Spring would get a bit much. I've taken shower safety to a whole new level. I concreted the floor, had some guy friends drop in a stripper pole and viola ... now I can get in some dance practice and have something to hold on to at the same time. Sure, my home owners insurance guy gave me some funny looks when he saw it but that's his job. Come in, evaluate, give me my premium quote and move on to the next address. A+ for your recycling efforts :]
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• United States
9 Apr 07
nice idea...although I would probably slip a disc negotiating the pole
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Hey don't forget about the alligators and snakes that come up through the drain. They live in our sewers, right? Actually you can do what we call the w-h-o-r-e- bath, or the PTA. Which includes taking a wet wash cloth (soap optional) and cleaning the important areas. I don't need to tell you what the PTA stands for, I'm sure you can figure it out.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
completely forgot about bugs, reptiles and vermin....wh0re bath...Ilove that..LOL
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• United States
9 Apr 07
yowch..that had to hurt.. sounds like a good idea LOL we actually have so many of the soap chips glued to the bottom of our tub,it makes it's own no-slip pad :)=) lava soap acts like bondo,swear to god.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
might need to try leaving all those soap chips there then...LOL..thanks for the response
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Wow inked, Al Gore would be so proud of your recycling efforts and your water conservation! Your idea of a 'bath blanket,' is awesome. I do have to wonder what would happen in the event that one had that dream where they thought they were on a toilet and weren't....you know the one, where a few dribbles (or heaven forbid more that a few dribbles) are released. Would we get suds and bubbles and slide out of our beds onto the floor?
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@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
Very intelligent-a shower blanket. If you lived in Australia you'd have a good excuse to not have a shower as Level 5 water restrictions are just around the corner. It won't be too long before we're bathing from a bucket to save water. That's it! Tell your wife you don't want it to end up like the drought in Australia and from now on take sponge baths with a bucket and a sponge.