Monday, October 13, 2008

New Thing #276--Quickie

My Things are a combination of my ideas and activities that other people have suggested. I'm not sure who to attribute today's Thing to; I tried to take a three-minute shower.

It usually takes me between seven and ten minutes to finish up in the shower, depending on if I have to shampoo my hair or not. I linger longer in the winter because the hot water feels good and I know it's going to be cold when I get out. Sometimes I let the water run while I clean the grout between the tiles, so I'm in there for a very long time.

It takes about a minute for the water to heat up in my shower; I decided not to count that time in my budget. When the water was hot, I looked at the clock to see what time it was, got in the shower, and closed the door. My hair wasn't dirty, so I just got it wet while I soaped up with shower gel. After my body was rinsed, I turned the water off immediately. I didn't linger at all.

I grabbed my towel and quickly dried off. When I was finished, I exited the shower, put my glasses on, and checked the clock. It was four minutes and ten seconds since I had entered the shower. Deducting the time I spent drying, I believe I reached my goal!

I don't know if I'm ready to completely give up my leisurely shower, though.


  1. I would prefer to be like Kramer and just live in the shower. Though I prune very easily. I thought that I spent a long time in the shower and have only recenly timed it - less than 10 minutes!

  2. Hehe, I should really try this one too - my boyfriend works in climate change so i get a lot of guilt to be more enviro-friendly! But i do so love a good long shower - or even worse bath!