I have a confession: I hate showering. It's not that I'm hygiene-averse. It's that I hate the process that it starts all over again: blow-drying my hair, putting on makeup, rushing to get out the door somewhere. There always seems to be a better way that I could be using that time. So whenever I can (ahem, lazy weekends and slow work days) I totally cheat. (Somewhere, my mother is clutching her pearls and yelling at her computer, "But I taught her to BATHE DAILY!")
I thought I was alone in this shameful secret. I mean, once you're a grown-up, isn't it socially unacceptable to say "But I don't want to take a bath!"? But a few weeks ago at a party, a bunch of ladies that I was talking to all confessed to the same thing! (There was one holdout who said that she loves the ritual aspect of the whole getting-ready process. I'm jealous -- I wish I felt that way!) Even more amazing to me was that these women reported that their significant others frequently nagged (or, you know, instructed, demanded, or begged) them to take a shower! Nice to know I'm in such normal company. :)
What about you? Do you look forward to the ritual of getting clean, making-up, and doing your hair? Or do you try to skip it whenever you can? (Don't worry: I won't judge.) And don't you think that men would be more understanding of this dilemma if it required the same time investment from them?