Last week, I unexpectedly went out of town on Monday evening. On Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m., I was still wearing the same outfit. And no, I hadn’t showered.
When I was driving home, I called my Blonde Sister, Janie. I’ve told Janie before, “Showers are completely overrated. When I’m pressed for time, the shower is the first to go.”
So when I told her I hadn’t showered (or hadn’t even changed my clothes) for 24 hours, she thought I was really gross. Janie and her husband, George, are what you call hygiene fanatics. She exclaimed to me over the phone, “Wait until I tell George. He has already showered three times today!”
I wasn’t impressed. Simply put, too many showers are overrated. Why waste water, soap, resources, and time just so you can dry out your skin and smell like a bunch of chemicals? 50 years ago, no one would even think of showering three times a day. And no one would think my hygiene is sub-standard, just because I might skip a day here and there. After all, working moms are pressed for time. Most of us don’t smell bad, and I’ve never been able to find the phrase “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” anywhere in the Bible. Didn’t Jesus even say he was more concerned with the inside of the cup, not the outside?
What do you think? Are showers over-rated? I dare you to try to go one day without one! Maybe we could even have a contest on the blog with prizes (just kidding, Janie).