Shower Power

23 Feb
Rib shower at the Cartier Mansion in Ludington...

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How long do you think you could go without a shower?

It depends on the shower.  I went for weeks without a shower while the bathroom was re-fitted.  I can go at least every other day now it’s back; it’s not like I ever get dirty cleaning the house, is it?  I could move to Antarctica: on base there, you are only allowed to take two, two-minute showers a week.

  • April showers: I can manage from May to March without breaking a sweat.
  • Meteor showers: I’d like to see one, but from a distance; so I would have to say ‘indefinitely’.
  • Showers of blessings: I’d like them all the time.
  • Cold showers: too tired to ever need one.
  • My family (usually referred to scornfully by me as ‘that shower!’): not at all; somebody has to go out for the Maltesers.

Napoleon once wrote to Mrs Napoleon, ‘I’ll be home in a week – don’t bathe till I get there.’  That’s my kind of man.

15 Responses to “Shower Power”

  1. vivinfrance February 23, 2011 at 07:30 #

    What a weird question. I admire your persistence in doing this poastaday thing, but really…..

    I also admire your ingenuity in making the answers interesting.


    • Tilly Bud February 23, 2011 at 09:36 #

      When you are as self-absorbed as I am, it’s easy 🙂


  2. earlybird February 23, 2011 at 07:43 #

    I love the idea of taking a meteorite shower!


  3. musings February 23, 2011 at 08:50 #

    I need a daily shower. It’s hot and muggy here in Hawaii. I’d take two showers if it wouldn’t raise our water bill.


    • Tilly Bud February 23, 2011 at 09:37 #

      I showered at least once a day in South Africa; it never gets hot enough here in the UK to break a sweat.


      • vivinfrance February 23, 2011 at 16:05 #

        At its hottest in Seychelles, we had what we called three shower days (one in the middle of the night, as the temperature stayed high from given off by the huge granite boulders acting as radiators) plus at least an hour a day spent in the sea. That must be the cleanest period of my life.


        • Tilly Bud February 23, 2011 at 16:40 #

          I was never anywhere that hot, thank goodness.


  4. slpmartin February 23, 2011 at 16:09 #

    My someone at WordPress got paid to think of that question…I need a new job.:-)


  5. kolembo February 23, 2011 at 19:59 #

    Thought you’d have something to say about showers!


  6. Pseu February 23, 2011 at 20:20 #

    I shall shower you with complements – for making this an interesting post.


  7. Pseu February 23, 2011 at 20:22 #

    — or even compliments — never can remember how to remember the difference in these two words!


    • Tilly Bud February 24, 2011 at 17:29 #

      I’ll take them as they come, don’t worry.



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