I’m sharing a set of apartments with a few other guys on this trip, and there is only one shower. There are two bathrooms, but I haven’t figured out how to get clean in a squatty potty. I’ll leave that to the pros.
In the full bathroom, you have your choice of hot or cold running water, but only if you are under one foot tall. The spigots are close to the floor like you would expect in a bathtub, but there’s no tub – just a drain. The shower head only gives cold water despite my prayers for a miracle.
So, after a prolonged investigation of the appliances, I decided that what they intended me to do was ignore the shower head altogether. I filled a bucket with warm water and doused myself in between latherings. This is actually not a bad way to shower, except that some places are challenging to douse. But after a little practice, I was completely doused.
After you shower, you are supposed to squeegee the floor. It’s a small room, and you can sit on the toilet while you do your dousing, but you end up getting water everywhere. A quick squeegee is only polite for the next douser so that he doesn’t get his clothes wet while undressing.
As I sit here writing this, someone else is in the shower. We both arrived on the scene at the same time and did a polite and obligatory, “After you….” “No, No, after you…” “No, I don’t mind waiting, after you…” “No, I couldn’t, after you…” “No, I must insist…” Anyway, he got the shower first. I can hear him in there hacking and hocking up something. The acoustics are quite good. And he’s using quite a bit of water (I assume the hot water) in his efforts. I hope he doesn’t use it all. I can’t imagine how cold the water is, and it would be embarrassing for them to have to come chisel the ice off my naked body.
Okay, back from the shower. Would you believe? He didn’t squeegee! I had to wade into the bathroom with water up to my knees (or heels). But there was hot water. God bless him!