Saturday, October 15, 2011

On bathtubs

A few mornings ago, 
as I was getting ready for work in the bedroom, 
the hubs came into the room, huffed, and said,
"I hate it when I have to use the toilet after I've showered." 
Then, he proceeded to take his jeans off
and head into the bathroom sporting only his boxers. 

Is that weird to you? 

To me, it made perfect sense...
You see, our Korean bathroom doesn't have a bathtub. 
Our shower head connects to our sink faucet
and hangs directly over our open bathroom floor, like so: 

So, in the mornings, after we both have showered, 
our bathroom floor remains wet. 
We usually direct a fan in there to speed things up, 
but the bathroom-floor-drying-process
will usually take at least a few hours. 
And this is life as we know it now. 
Completely normal.

One of the the hubs' biggest pet peeves is having his socks
or the bottoms of his pants wet. 

Therefore, in order to successfully use the bathroom 
after a shower, 
my husband will take off his pants. 

I laughed about his comment and mentioned to him later
that I thought it was interesting 
that he chose to say (and think!), 
"I hate it when I have to use the toilet after I've showered"
instead of saying,
"I hate that we don't have a bathtub." 

Perhaps we've lived in Asia too long... 


Linking up all over the place.


  1. hilarious!!
    y'all live such an exciting life, ferial. love it! xo

  2. thats pretty funny actually! i remember using a bathroom just like that when i lived in china. fun times!

  3. super funny. i used a shower/bathroom like that once, and it was SO super annoying. i can't even imagine LIVING like that.

    but i love that it is normal.
    that must mean you are adjusting well :)

  4. My daughter and her hubs are stationed in Korea, and we know of the dinky bathroom with wet floors! I suggested putting towels down to dry the floor, but her combo dryer/washer is very inefficient. Your hubs has found a straightforward approach to the problem!

  5. You made me laugh out loud! You also made me really thankful for my shower, which I've never really thought about before. Thanks!


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