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I take most of my showers at 02 Fitness now. Better water pressure, and who cares if the floor gets wet? :lol:
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Drying out of the shower can result in a large tortoiseshell kitty sneaking in behind me to lick water off my legs. It can be unsettling.
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For B_ill G--

Outside and inside. Get mostly dry in shower; step outside (onto shower mat); floor stays dry!

For RoadScholar--

I have a cousin who posted that on Facebook a few weeks ago. She's a born-again, and I don't think she took it in quite the same spirit as I did. :lol:
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Bill_G wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 am
As 2018 closes, and the tumult of the year moves into our rear view mirror, one question eclipses all others:
Towel dry inside the shower, or outside?

Argument for inside the shower: The floor stays dry.
Argument against inside the shower: The towel gets super wet.
Argument for outside the shower: More room to maneuver.
Argument against outside the shower: The floor gets super wet.

Discuss.
Back in the 70's I stayed at the Dorchester in London while on a business trip. There was a free-standing tub in the middle of the very large bathroom (larger than some hotel rooms I'd been in). There was a large shower head above the tub but no shower curtain or other enclosure to keep water off the floor; there was a floor drain near the tub to drain excess spillage.

I mentioned to the Brits I was working with that I found it strange that if you took a shower, the floor would get wet. Their answer was that wet floors should be of no concern; requiring me to close a shower curtain or to keep the floor dry would almost be an insult - ensuring that the floor was dry was the responsibility of service staff, not hotel guests.

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Bill_G wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 am
As 2018 closes, and the tumult of the year moves into our rear view mirror, one question eclipses all others:
Towel dry inside the shower, or outside?

Argument for inside the shower: The floor stays dry.
Argument against inside the shower: The towel gets super wet.
Argument for outside the shower: More room to maneuver.
Argument against outside the shower: The floor gets super wet.

Discuss.
Step out of the shower onto the cloth bath mat. I thought everyone did that.
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Estiveo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:32 am
Drying out of the shower can result in a large tortoiseshell kitty sneaking in behind me to lick water off my legs. It can be unsettling.
My black cocker spaniel licks water off of my legs. He has no preference whether it is bath or shower water.
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vic wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:02 am
:snippity:
Back in the 70's I stayed at the Dorchester in London while on a business trip. There was a free-standing tub in the middle of the very large bathroom (larger than some hotel rooms I'd been in). There was a large shower head above the tub but no shower curtain or other enclosure to keep water off the floor; there was a floor drain near the tub to drain excess spillage.
:snippity:
Also back in the 70's, I went to Moscow. In those Commie days, a westerner didn't get to choose his/her hotel; hotels were assigned by Intourist. Anyhoo, the bathroom had a combination bathtub/shower. The plug for the bathtub was about one inch smaller than the drain and the shower head was so much off-center that 90% of the water sprayed on the floor. We took showers, though, leaving the bathroom in a wet, soggy mess. Our punishment for this, after two days, was that our hotel room was never again made up and the bathroom never again cleaned. Probably we were also put on a list of people banned from ever entering the USSR again. So there!

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Bill_G wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 am
As 2018 closes, and the tumult of the year moves into our rear view mirror, one question eclipses all others:
Towel dry inside the shower, or outside?

Argument for inside the shower: The floor stays dry.
Argument against inside the shower: The towel gets super wet.
Argument for outside the shower: More room to maneuver.
Argument against outside the shower: The floor gets super wet.

Discuss.
Argument for inside the shower: There is no heater in the bathroom and stepping out into the freeze, soaking wet, is simply not an option. :)
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NMgirl wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:44 pm
vic wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:02 am
:snippity:
Back in the 70's I stayed at the Dorchester in London while on a business trip. There was a free-standing tub in the middle of the very large bathroom (larger than some hotel rooms I'd been in). There was a large shower head above the tub but no shower curtain or other enclosure to keep water off the floor; there was a floor drain near the tub to drain excess spillage.
:snippity:
Also back in the 70's, I went to Moscow. In those Commie days, a westerner didn't get to choose his/her hotel; hotels were assigned by Intourist. Anyhoo, the bathroom had a combination bathtub/shower. The plug for the bathtub was about one inch smaller than the drain and the shower head was so much off-center that 90% of the water sprayed on the floor. We took showers, though, leaving the bathroom in a wet, soggy mess. Our punishment for this, after two days, was that our hotel room was never again made up and the bathroom never again cleaned. Probably we were also put on a list of people banned from ever entering the USSR again. So there!
Not in the 70s, just three years ago, we stayed in Paris. The bathroom was so small you couldn't turn around and the toilet was in a tiny room on the other side of the room. We called it the outhouse. The shower had such a narrow glass panel that was near the shower head that there was no way not to get most of the water all over the floor. We just used the towels to clean the floor each night. I've seen the same setup in other European hotels, but this was one really narrow and useless as a shower door or curtain. I'd read about that before we were there on Trip Advisor, but had no idea how bad it was until we actually tried to use it.
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Argument for inside the shower: There is no heater in the bathroom and stepping out into the freeze, soaking wet, is simply not an option. :)


Kate, have you thought about getting a ceiling heating fan for the bathroom(s) in your new house? I have ‘em and love ‘em.
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kate520 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Bill_G wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 am
As 2018 closes, and the tumult of the year moves into our rear view mirror, one question eclipses all others:
Towel dry inside the shower, or outside?

Argument for inside the shower: The floor stays dry.
Argument against inside the shower: The towel gets super wet.
Argument for outside the shower: More room to maneuver.
Argument against outside the shower: The floor gets super wet.

Discuss.
Argument for inside the shower: There is no heater in the bathroom and stepping out into the freeze, soaking wet, is simply not an option. :)
Related to that, I wonder about the ads for walk in tubs that show up on shows aimed for older folks (such as me). So you walk in, close the door, and fill up the tub. But when you're done, you're sitting soaking wet and cold and can't open the door until all the water has drained out. I did a quick search, and while some tubs have a quick drain feature (2 minutes), those which don't have that can take between six and 15 minutes to drain.

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Bill_G wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 am
As 2018 closes, and the tumult of the year moves into our rear view mirror, one question eclipses all others:
Towel dry inside the shower, or outside?

Argument for inside the shower: The floor stays dry.
Argument against inside the shower: The towel gets super wet.
Argument for outside the shower: More room to maneuver.
Argument against outside the shower: The floor gets super wet.

Discuss.
Another argument for inside the shower: it’s probably still a lot warmer in there.
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Sunrise wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:49 pm
kate520 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Argument for inside the shower: There is no heater in the bathroom and stepping out into the freeze, soaking wet, is simply not an option. :)


Kate, have you thought about getting a ceiling heating fan for the bathroom(s) in your new house? I have ‘em and love ‘em.
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1. Get better towels.
2. Our hotel bathroom in Paris once was so small, if you dropped the soap, you had to open the bathroom door to pick it up.
3. Electric towel warmer.
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Our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City was a thing of beauty, with marble floors and intricately carved wooden walls and cupboards. I was sorry to see there was no plug for the bath, but resigned to living with showers. (We don't have a tub at home, as we are on tank water, so a tub is an extravagant waste of water; so if there's a tub in a hotel I rather enjoy the luxury.) I did find it curious that the floor was always wet after a shower, no matter how careful we were with the shower curtain - and it was unfortunate that this hotel, like so many others we've stayed in throughout SE Asia, didn't differentiate between wall tiles and floor tiles, so that stepping out of the tub became a life-or-death adventure as we tried not to slip on the slick marble floors, or at least to halt our fall before striking out head against the vanity. Then one afternoon as I was rinsing out our swimsuits, I accidentally hit the side of the tub with my hand, and watched as it sailed across the room and hit the toilet. At last, the mystery of the wet floors was solved - the tub had never been plumbed into a drain, but was instead simply plunked on the floor.

It is worth mentioning that we stayed in two rooms in this hotel. Both were equally beautiful. We asked to move from the first when our air conditioner created an indoor waterfall with every use; we thought the establishment would want to fix it before the gorgeous walls and cabinetry was destroyed. They moved us into another room. When we turned down the sheets at bedtime we discovered they hadn't changed them. DH went to reception to request clean sheets. The receptionist was insulted and asked how we dared to imply the sheets were dirty. My husband replied, "We know they're dirty. Those aren't out pubes." I should count us lucky that we weren't required to prove it.

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Today's dire question concerns men's grooming: tee shirt tucked in or over your shorts?

Argument for tucking your tee shirt into your shorts: The tee shirt stays in place better.
Argument against: The waist band of your underwear may be revealed if your trousers droop.

Argument for tucking your tee shirt over your shorts: The waist band is not revealed if your trousers droop.
Argument against: the tee shirt pulls out easily yielding a rumpled look.

Discuss.

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Over the shorts. Nothing is worth having your underpants show outside your garments.
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In my world the job of the shorts is to conceal the underwear.

A belt helps. :blink:
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The obvious solution to the underwear-showing conundrum is to ... not wear underwear.

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NMgirl wrote:
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The obvious solution to the underwear-showing conundrum is to ... not wear underwear.
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It depends entirely on whether one is wearing socks with one's sandals, and the color of said socks.
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Estiveo wrote:
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It depends entirely on whether one is wearing socks with one's sandals, and the color of said socks.
Well, I would prefer it if all the fashion faux pas are concentrated in a few individuals, rather than spread out among the populace. So if you’re going to wear black socks with your Birkenstocks, you might as well have the waistband of your Fruit-of-the-Looms showing too.
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