Friday, April 10, 2009

Scattered Showers

We have had the good fortune of being able to take a skiing holiday most years.

This involves renting an appartment, which needed to be quite big when there were 4 kids but can be quite small these days.
Anyway, we have experienced 20 or 30 different appartments, in the design of which space-economy has always been an obvious preoccupation, sometimes taken to inconvenient extremes, and in the equipment of which you would imagine energy economy would logically be a significant & increasing preoccupation.

So it is surprising that every single one squeezed a bath into the limited bathroom space, rather than a more space-efficient shower cubicle.
Even more surprising is that most of those baths also included a shower head with flexible hose and some even included a wall fixture for attaching the shower head, but not one included a shower curtain.

So the choice is between taking a time-&-energy-wasting bath, or trying to shower while crouching in the bath holding the shower head in one hand, or having a good, efficient stand-up shower then spending 10 minutes trying to mop a flooded bathroom floor & hoping it has not seeped through to the appartment downstairs.

I just don't understand how we got there.

Parting thot: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!" - Andy McIntyre

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