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Personal Shower Trainer

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Showering for me can often be perplexing, and this makes me wonder that perhaps I'm just not doing it right. Sometimes I feel that I'm overusing the soap, or spending too long on my upper body and neglecting the leg area. Another common problem I find is the order of drying: should I start at the hair and work my way down to the feet and why do I sometimes forget to do dry my back?

I blame parental guidance. Somewhere at a yong age my mother or father gave me some sort of cleaning instruction, but it was long forgotten, and I assume my parents were just as in the dark about proper cleaning techniques as I now am.

Ultimately I advocate a school program of shampooing, rinsing, cleansing and drying to all children of a certain age - but of course this does nothing for those of us who are everyday forced to do the deed as 'self taught' showerers.

Enter the personal shower trainer. He or she will stand next to you as you shower, giving advice and directions in a program designed to suit your level of ability. In a stern yet supportive voice they will shout cleaning drills at you - using the whistle about their neck every now and again - much as they might do if you were doing field exercises in the army or microsoft corporation etc.

A four to six day intensive program every morning for half an hour, carefully researched to make the experience as effective as possible, should then put any new recruit onto the path of cleanliness.

benfrost, Sep 02 2005

My retired Personal Shower Trainer http://www.rogerlee...ages/atholhigh3.jpg
[skinflaps, Sep 02 2005]

The Gilbreths ('Cheaper by the Dozen') http://www.telelavo...lian%20Gilbreth.htm
It's all about time and motion [ConsulFlaminicus, Sep 02 2005]

Slightly related... http://blog.myspace...EA91E421AC515473101
A blog I wrote that gathered meaning from drying your hair after a shower. [Hunter79764, Nov 27 2006]


       "So, Mr. Lowandowski, it says here that you just recently left the priesthood. Why did you suddenly decide to switch over to the cleanliness teaching profession?"   

       "I like kids."
RayfordSteele, Sep 02 2005

       Sounds like the recollection of someone I know who lived in an orphanage run by nuns for a few of her younger years, except it was a group drill that went on indefinitely. Oh, and without the //supportive// part.
Shz, Sep 02 2005

       I am sure the average escort agency could accommodate this. Just be careful not to mention the word "golden" when asking for shower services.
DrCurry, Sep 02 2005

       Aaaaah Miss Scott my sadistic boarder-mistress.
Trodden, Sep 06 2005

       Do your hair first. It will drip over everything else first.
My Mum taught me this!.
gnomethang, Sep 06 2005

       They already have these in prisons.   

       "Bend over and get the soap - bitch"
DenholmRicshaw, Sep 06 2005

       It may end up saving a lot of water, too. [+]   

       If you're too shy to have someone join you, you could just videotape yourself, and post it on the internet trying to get pointers.
sophocles, Sep 06 2005

       My Dad had a beard while I was growing up...   

       Now I can't shave. [+]
theleopard, Nov 24 2006

       I knew who's idea this was after the first sentence.
normzone, Nov 27 2006


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