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Old 05-15-2006, 07:45 PM   #21
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Whore bath...* :P
I think the PC term is "submariner shower"... or else I'm about to have more of my specialized vocabulary enhanced!
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wow, some topics get mentioned over and over (mortgage in fire/pay off), what percentage of your income do you save etc., but I dont think this one will be repeated anytime soon *

I always wondered what people did with their soap chips (melted down and forged into a new bar?)
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I always wondered what people did with their soap chips (melted down and forged into a new bar?)
Doesn't everybody? What else would you do with the leftovers?!?
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So if you don't use the same wash cloth because of the germs what about those scrunchy net thingys that you're suppose to use with body wash?* I would figure they are a haven for germs and gremlins.
As long as you rinse them off and nobody else has used them in the last few hours, they should be fine.

If you want to be exposed to live germs, hand towels are probably a pretty good source. Or let your dog lick you.
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Such a funny showering discussion! Coincidentally, on an ex-pats forum the current hot topic is the use of bidets (front, back, spray or non-, paper, towels, etc.).

I put in shampoo first since I have long hair. That way I can glom it on top of my head out of the way. Then scrub everything neck to toes with a long-handled brush and shower gel.. then the nether bits with a different pH-balanced-type soap (just by hand.. the brush would be overkill). Then rinse everything off starting with hair. I hate water/soap in my eyes so I do my face with a clean wet washcloth after I'm out. I now "splurge" on liquid soaps since the water here is very hard.

Peculiarities: I hate going to movies when it is light out. It just seems wrong. I don't care if it's a $2 matinee on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I find the sensation very unpleasant. I have less of a problem with movies at home, but still dislike watching them before sundown. Conversely, it's "ok" to watch sports or the Discovery channel or cooking shows during the day, but at night it "needs" to be movies or crime shows/dramas..

Food peculiarities: I am very possessive of fast-food french fries. They have to last exactly as long as the hamburger lasts. I would cheerfully buy a companion an extra order of fries, but when they steal some towards the end.. grrrrr! If they were to take them at the beginning, though, no problem...!*

There are probably other peculiarities that I don't notice!
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Such a funny showering discussion! Coincidentally, on an ex-pats forum the current hot topic is the use of bidets (front, back, spray or non-, paper, towels, etc.).
Oh yes, I hate using a toilet that doesn't have a bidet/"shower" attachment. Just don't feel clean otherwise. Saves on toilet paper, too.

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Say I am eating a supper of mashed potatoes, green beans, and a pot roast. When I eat I go around the plate taking a bit of everything and keep doing it until there is one bite left of everything. Then I will eat the thing I like least, first, leaving my favorite for last. No one else in my family eats like this. They will eat all the green beans, then all the potatoes, and then all the meat. I am willing to concede there might be something seriously wrong with me!
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I need to pace to think clearly.

I need to read.

I don't like food items on my plate to touch.



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Oh yes, I hate using a toilet that doesn't have a bidet/"shower" attachment. Just don't feel clean otherwise. Saves on toilet paper, too.
After the bidet rinse, then what? No toilet paper to dry off?

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Put shaving cream on first, brush teeth while walking around other rooms, floss and rinse with non-alcohol mouthrinse. Then shave in the same pattern every single day cause of heavy beard. First stroke is always from right sideburn down past the antitragus and end at lower neck. Every single day, same.

By now the colon is rollin and I do my dooty. Wipe with moistened pads. Nothing should be spared to keep that area from becoming a surgical requirement.

In shower, Anti-Bacterial Liquid clear soap (no pig fat bars please) and groin first including all orifices and this part of the show lasts the longest.

Next sponge rest of body with same clear liquid and put some in hand for pits which get a mini massage and scratching.

Next shampoo but meanwhile I have been constantly stepping in and out of shower stream. Shampoo is always H2O marine. Green slimey stuff. Let shower flow that concoction down my body where it become my body oder.

Couple of observations:
1. Using the Clear Liquid means never having to clean the tub. It actually does it for you.
2. Being Anti-Bacterial means no deoderant needed with all those nasty chemicals. And I pit my pit smell against any deoderized chemical pit.
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Martha I was going to mention the "food not touching" thing, that drives me nuts too, I do not want my string beans (or run off juices) in my taters. I actually have a divided plate I use at home. I drive hubby nuts with some of my food peculiarities.
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How about toppings on pizza? Do you allow them to touch the crust?
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I like to mix together as many foods on the plate as will go well together.
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I think we should invite a psychiatrist to review this thread.* * We have a bunch of undiagnosed obsessive/compulsive behavior here.*
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Say I am eating a supper of mashed potatoes, green beans, and a pot roast. When I eat I go around the plate taking a bit of everything and keep doing it until there is one bite left of everything.
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Martha I was going to mention the "food not touching" thing, that drives me nuts too, I do not want my string beans (or run off juices) in my taters. I actually have a divided plate I use at home. I drive hubby nuts with some of my food peculiarities.
Seek professional help. Please do it now before it's too late. If you don't get treatment soon you'll start crying out for help by posting anonymously on message boards, then socks will begin disappearing from your laundry.

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I think obsessive people are more likely to retire early.
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No wonder some of you have ER'd or want to cause you are working to hard to keep up with your perculiarities.

My own perculiarities may be that I don't follow any hygienic or nourishment patterns so by some, I might be considered odd.
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I think obsessive people are more likely to retire early.
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Martha I was going to mention the "food not touching" thing, that drives me nuts too, I do not want my string beans (or run off juices) in my taters.* I actually have a divided plate I use at home.* I drive hubby nuts with some of my food peculiarities.


I have a buddy that will only eat one item at a time. If he has a plate of string beans, rice, chicken and a roll........he will eat all the beans then rotate the plate and eat all the rice next, rotate the plate eat all the chicken then finish with his roll. * *I give him hell everytime I see it. I've known him since college and he hasen't changed a bit.
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I have a buddy that will only eat one item at a time. If he has a plate of string beans, rice, chicken and a roll........he will eat all the beans then rotate the plate and eat all the rice next, rotate the plate eat all the chicken then finish with his roll.
I'm acquianted with someone with the same dysfunctional behavior. I was in the military with a guy who would cut everything on his plate into bite-sized pieces before he would take his first bite. Knew another guy who would not drink any liquid until he completely finished his meal. Then he would down an entire glass of water at once.

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