J, it seems, cannot take a shower without getting the entire bathroom wet. Soaking wet. The floor, the bathmat, the toilet seat, the counter…water everywhere. I’ve always been sort of amazed at just how much water he can get everywhere. The bathroom after J’s shower rivals the bathroom after we give the dogs a bath and I’ve never been able to figure out how he does it. Because I can take a shower without getting anything wet…just a little steam on the mirrors.
So I decided to investigate and two nights ago, I got the perfect opportunity.
When I came home from work on Monday, I found J in the fireplace trying to fix the damper that had come loose. When he was finished he was covered in soot and I herded him straight into the shower before he was able to touch anything and make a terrible mess.
Since I’d just gotten home from work, I stayed in the bathroom and chatted with him about my day while he showered. When he was finished showering and completely soot-free, he pulled back the curtain and I learned how he gets the bathroom so wet…he stepped out of the shower dripping wet! Water poured down his legs and puddled around his feet. Then he started walking around! Almost pacing while he dried off…leaving wet puddles everywhere he stepped.
While I stood there, leaning against the sink and staring at him in horror, he asked me what was wrong. I pointed to the puddles on the floor and asked him why he would step out of the shower while he was soaking wet. His response…well, what do you do, dry off in the shower?
YES! That’s exactly what I do. I turn off the water, ring out my hair and wrap it in a towel, then dry off the rest of me before I lay a foot on the bathmat.
Apparently…this makes me “weird”. Also, getting out of the shower while soaking wet is why bathmats were invented. I argued that a soaking wet…and freezing cold by the time I shower an hour after J…is not a nice thing to step on, but I got nowhere. According to J, getting out of the shower while soaking wet is the normal way to do it.
We argued about this in circles for about an hour and then I just gave up. But now, I’m turning this debate over to all of you.
I ask you…do you towel off while still standing in the shower or do you step out of the shower to towel off and leave puddles on the floor? I’m actually fascinated by this. Because maybe J’s right and I’m the odd one. Although I really doubt it.