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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.
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But the water will turn purple!!! [Universal parent lie--used it many times myself]
We have a guy where I work who is so rank, that when I walk into the sales office where he works, I am hit with his stench. I had heard about him before I met him, but that did not even come close to the reality of smelling him. I honestly don't know how the office gals can stand to be near him.
Did they ask how many Americans swim in the toilet?
There's actually shower-peeing etiquette. For example, if you're a guy, you should aim directly at the drain and try to avoid hitting the edges, thereby minimizing the splatter effect.
If any evidence remains, you can be assured the average housewife will spot it a mile away. God knows they have an almost psychic ability to spot a stray hair on the shower floor or bar of soap.
For the particularly unscrupulous on the outs with their spouse, their scrubbing poof can be used as either a clean-up accoutrement, or a receptacle, depending on how unpleasant the preceding night's disagreement was.
You Are Not Alone.
Wear your clothes while showering.
"Once you drill the Kalifornia Water Nazi restrictor plug outta the back of the shower head, it will flow plenty of water."
Once you adjust the Ralph Nader safety shower valve, you won't have to have the water heater cranked up to 150 degrees just to get decent water temperature out of the shower head.
Seriously, who came up with that moronic idea? Supposedly it was to keep people from scalding themselves in the shower, but most people have NO idea how to adjust it for the seasonal variations in cold water temperature, so they crank up the water heater instead -- creating a risk of scalding at every other faucet in the house.
Well, I have never gotton into a hot tub believing that people pee in them. And I wonder how many people pee in the ocean and in swimming pools.
I use approximately 1.5 gallans. Yes, I 've measured it. It goes as follows: \
Turn off water.
Soap hair and head.
turn on water.
Turn off water.
Soap remainder of body.
Turn on water.
Turn off water.
I always pee first so all the rinses are sufficient. 8^>
BTW, if this was broken down by men and women, I am guessing about 90% of men pee in the shower and maybe 10% of women.
LMAO at your addressee list....
"What if you j#rk off in the shower, what percentile would a person be in there?"
Don't know about that, but if it is into the sink, you'll know at least one person who does that!
Who am I? I'm the spawn of the generation of The Great Society, raised on Jerry Springer and fast food, sex-education courtesy of president #42, and if you have something I want you better give it over or I'll take it the hard way.
Let's not go there!!!! :) This thread is already making me cry with laughter.
I have never even considered peeing in the shower. It was never an option for consideration. I thought the Seinfeld thing was a joke. Unbelievable.
"Michael Moore probably never baths over twice a month..."
???Would fifty gallons cover him???
The percentage is low. There is a physiological reaction to warm water... think camp tricks and kids in the bath (or pool). Natural, but lots of natural things are a bit off.
You're a genius.
>>Wow, I never thought I'd be put on the defensive about not peeing in the shower. Tell me, do you also sh*t in the shower?<<
There are actually people who drink their own pee (for medicinal purposes) with no ill effects. Eating your own poop is NEVER a good thing. Lot's of really bad stuff there!
Pee is quite sterile - at first. It's not the disgusting thing one would think at first glance. Check out the threads on military rations hydrated by pee.
>>I have never even considered peeing in the shower.<<
Me neither - until I was 35. I learned what was actually IN pee and one day in the shower I really had to "go" and suddenly thought, "Why not?" It was a paradigm shift and I never looked back.
When I was in grade school I thought sex was gross too!
Michael has to bath in a pond!
Okay, since you brought it up. We have all been told that if you are lost in the woods and something needs to be flushed out of your eye, urine is the best thing.
Now to get personal, I come from a long line of country folk. My great grandmother (as well as everyone else at the time) used a few drops of urine for earaches.
,,, it's supposed to heal cuts faster too.
I'd like to post a reply but I have to go.
Which brings up the point: Other than the fact that it just "seems" disgusting, what is actually "bad" about urine?
Did it say how many "Air America" radio hosts do the same on Christmas trees? It's at least around 10% or higher.
hmmmm, now i swear i've seen that word somewhere before... aha! got it! a town in maine... so to "bathe" is to visit a town in maine, no??
I think it is considered a waste product. But don't quote me.
Maybe if women didn't have such a fit about leaving the seat down......
"It's all pipes"
Distubring question two: what kind of thought processes go into deciding that this would be a good survey to answer?
"We have a guy where I work who is so rank, that when I walk into the sales office where he works, I am hit with his stench."
Has anyone ever said anything to him and if not, couldn't he be reported to some sort of a superior?
Just how long a shower are they taking? I'm in and out in five minutes, eight if I am hot oiling my hair.
Unless you have physical problems you can hold it a minute or two.
When I was a kid, my friend's family had a sign on the gate that said "Welcome to the ool. Notice there's no P, and please try to keep it that way."
I pee in the shower, even when I'm not taking a shower. :-)
" But the water will turn purple!!!"
Don't pee in my swimming pool and I won't swim in your toilet!
Perhaps you are the height of sophistication and erudition, but I will continue to piss exclusively in toilets or behind trees.
Put another way, as urine is so harmless, would you pee in your own swimming pool? Would you pee in your own bath?
"And I wonder how many people pee in the ocean and in swimming pools."
Well atleast the fish use an outhouse instead of just relieving themselves in the water. (^;
Country Club manager: Mr. Dangerfield, sir, there have been some complaints about your peeing in the swimming pool.
Mr. Dangerfield: Yeah? So what. A lot of people do that.
Country Club manager: Not from the diving board, sir.
Me too! :-)
(you get strange looks laughing out loud in the lab)