Luxury, my foot.

June 18, 2012


We have a guest bathroom, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve used that shower. When it was the original plumbing, I believe that number would be ‘0’, and after the bathroom re-do when we put in a fancy-schmancy showerhead, I believe the total would be up to 3.

Looks decent - was pricey when we bought it.

“Why only three times?” I hear you ask. “Why not use it daily, when it is a rainhead shower – one that envelopes your body in a warm, gentle rain? Is not that the nirvana of every spa experience? To feel like you are in a magical meadow, showering in the rain?” (I’ve never actually been to a spa, but I imagine that’s how everyone talks – no one uses contractions and they all sound like Julie Andrews.)

Well, spafans, the trouble with a rainhead shower is that it’s like showering in the rain. Rain that only goes down.

One column of useless wet.

Down, no matter how you angle it. There’s no ‘hurricane’ setting.

Darn it, gravity!

You’re either in it, or you’re not. You’re either getting your head wet, or you’re contorting to get certain parts of you wet. If you’re rinsing your hair, you are getting all the soap in your eyes. It is not fun. It’s as annoying as…. getting stuck in the rain.

Luckily, a cheap-o handset will fix all that trouble! Look at that beautifully angled water!

Now that will rinse your hair out!

If you are curious about the banner picture, I am having trouble getting the water to completely divert. (It happened when the old showerhead was on, too, so I didn’t break it.) I’m going to have to call a plumber, huh?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Luxury, my foot.”

  1. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Or, stick your big toe in the faucet while showering?


  2. Brad Said on:

    Some sort of lawn sprinkler attachment might be fun for your guests…


  3. Peggy Said on:

    No hurricane setting….HAHA!!

    Yea, I don’t think I’d like to rinse off in a gentle rain….I’m more of a car wash pressure kind of gal.


  4. Rachel Sommerer Said on:

    Thank you for changing the shower head. I don’t like getting stuck in the rain (it’s hard to get the shampoo out), and now I can come to your house next month and enjoy an angled hurricane.


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