Friday, April 06, 2007

Do I look like a plant?

I don't know about you, but I like my shower to have some horsepower - you know, so it can blast the funk off my bod and find its way into the necessary cracks and crev... Nevermind. You get the picture I'm sure.

So when I stepped into the shower in my hotel this morning and found this...

... I had to ask myself one question: Why would a hotel put such a stupid showerhead in the shower???

Well, while I was in the shower for the half hour it took me to complete my business under my "gentle rain," I came up with three possible reasons.

1. They're trying to attract customers from arid regions who only experience the "rainy season" a few days a year.

2. They use the showers to water the hotel's hanging baskets when the rooms are vacant.

3. The late Gene Kelly owned this hotel chain and thought everything he touched should have a Singin' in the Rain theme.

Wait, I think that's it. Because now that I'm all showered and dressed...

I FEEL LIKE DANCING!!!!

15 comments:

Bill said...

Did you attempt to unscrew the head?

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

omg, tell me about it! I can't stand not having enough pressure at the showerhead, where the water just barely trickles out!

If it's that bad, I'd rather "shower" the traditional Malaysian way: have a huge tub' water, and scoop water out of it with a big dipper type thing over you, lather up, then scoop scoop scoop till you're all rinsed off. Better than standing under that lame trickle that won't rinse you off, ever! :p

btw: pssst! if you've got the time/inclination, how about you tag yourself with this movie meme I just did? :-)

Mom Thumb said...

Hotel showers are always lame. They are either like your plant watering shower head, or they pelt you to death. We stayed at a hotel one night last week. There were instructions by the shower head explaining how to get the water to go from the faucet to the shower head. I'm thinking this should not be rocket science. But I have to say, without the instructions, I would've been screwed.

Mooselet said...

From the other side of the fence, I have to say that looks like our shower heads here and while it's not the greatest in terms of pressure it gets the job done. We begin Level 5 water restrictions on Tuesday and we're all 'encouraged' to take 4 minute showers and only use 140 litres (roughly 35 gallons) a day. And I live in a major city!

rick said...

The low flow has nothing to do with the shower head, and
everything to do with old rusty
plumbing. Explain to the manager
how much fun it would be to install
new PEX plumbing.

Gale said...

While dancing, you didn't happen to slip and fall. Hmmm! I smell a possible lawsuit.

Carla said...

I was in a hotel shower that was so forceful, I thought it was going to rip off my nipples. I was cowering at the far end of the tub,arms across my chest, protecting my precious girls, shaking from the trauma, while my husband came to the rescue and turned down the water.
I am truly lucky to be alive.

Diesel said...

That's one of those shower heads that only works when the guy upstairs is flushing.

Sandy said...

I don't know...you sort of look more like a tree, I guess.

:)

L.A. Daddy said...

Oh, that's the worst. That's like trying to remove soap with a squirt gun.

Emma Sometimes said...

Squirt gun? How about an eye dropper? It would have been faster.

Back to blogging and harassing the net once again...bwaaahhahahaha

Beanie said...

you should take your own shower head with you, and a wrench. That'll teach them

yellojkt said...

It's the gentle wash cycle. That looks like something the Professor worked up to make Ginger take extra long showers.

Karl said...

I HATE showers with no pressure. Hotels that use them should be shut down.

Heather said...

Um. Is it bad that when we go to a hotel we think the water pressure is a lot?

Sorry, us people with wells live with a trickle of water in our showers daily.

Snif Snif. In a few more years I'll quit mourning the high pressure of the city.