Skip to comments.42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower - 7 Percent Never Bathe
Posted on 07/27/2004 2:09:23 PM PDT by Doctor Wu
42 Percent Of Americans Pee In The Shower - 7 Percent Never Bathe
PISCATAWAY, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) -- Urine trouble now. According to a new survey, at least four out of every 10 Americans pee while taking a shower.
According to a shower survey sponsored by VertiSpa, 42 percent urinate while bathing, certainly pissing off the 58 percent who don't.
That's not the only stat splashed from the shower study. The average shower is 101 degrees Fahrenheit and uses nearly 50 gallons of water.
-- 52 percent of Americans sing in the shower, with "Singin' In The Rain" being the top tune.
-- 53 percent of people shower in the morning, while 29 percent wait until evening.
-- Finally, the scariest stat of all: 7 percent of Americans claim they never bathe at all.
what is actually "bad" about urine?
I think it is considered a waste product. But don't quote me.
Actually urine is a product used in industry. The medication Premarin is made from PRegnant MAre uRINe. Urea and ammonia are extracted from animal urine, urea used in fertilizer and even hand cream (check the ingredients), and ammonia is used in toothpaste (the Greeks and Romans used urine to whiten their teeth!)
I'm sure michael moore falls into the 7%. At 350+ lbs, he probably cannot find a bathtub or shower large enough to fit into.
I don't know if it's true or not .. but a friend of a friend knows a guy that says he was hired, for a while, with three other people to help wash him down. He said they used a pressure washer and brushes and then squeegee'd him off afterwards.
I once read a series of jokes similar in style to Jeff Foxworthy's, "You know you're a redneck if...", but these all started, "You know you're a white person if..." The punchline in most of them implied that white people are too anal and uptight. When I got to the one about, "You know you're a white person if you get out of the shower to pee", my reaction was, "yeah, I do that, and now that I think about it, *why*??"
As you say, a paradigm shift. It's the same damned plumbing, and at least in the shower any risk of splashback is immediately washed clean. Plus it saves dripping water all over the floor. But unlike George, it's not something one should do in a communal shower.
It's different, Petronski. When you pee in the shower it just flushes right down the drain, unless it drains slow, in which case you're standing in it for a little while. Hope you don't let anyone in your shower because if you do I guarantee it's been peed in.
Actually, I just go roll around in the dirt and then brush off. Seems to clean me up just fine.
Also, I knew this guy, Mexican, who never seemed to have any TP. I asked him why and he said he preferred the shower, that he felt cleaner afterward.
Yeah, probably not something to tell the g/f about. I can see how that could end a relationship. She probably could never look at you the same after that.
Something about mixing it with dirt to make a poultice.
I believe any ammonias used in consumer products are manufactured in chemical plants, not in equine bladders.
Of course you don't, dear. That's what we love about you.
Actually, from my experience, most people do admit to wacking off.
,,, independent audit certified?
Well, it doesn't spread the same sorts of germs as fecal matter (hepatitis for one), but I can tell you I'm not too crazy about public hot tubs for that reason. I had some friends who had one and after having a party they found tomato peelings in the filter.
I've noticed on long runs that if I had to pee at the start I sort of stop needing to after I work up a good sweat.
I admit that I only do it in my shower (and hotel rooms - I travel a lot).
About showering - I have students who have come from all over the world...the first thing they tell me is how wonderful it is to be able to take a shower every day. Having been to some of their countries I can understand the emotion.
Somehow that brings to mind the title of a song by the band "Death by Stereo", entitled "I Wouldn't P*** in Your Ear If Your Brain Was On Fire".
Come to think of it, another of their colorful song titles is an appropriate theme for the Democratic Convention: "You're a Bull**** Salesman With a Mouthful of Samples".
I don't think ANYONE here is going to claim it's okay to crap in the shower. LOL
With all due respect, the difference between peeing in a shower and peeing in a bathtub crosses several orders of magnitude.