Sunday, May 21, 2006
WHAT ABOUT THE SHOWER CURTAINS: The Not-So-Hidden Danger in Pakistan's Bathrooms
Most of Pakistan's population DOES NOT believe in shower curtains, as is illustrated by the image above. No one can deny that my aunt's guest bathroom is attractive. I, however, hated it with my entire being. I hated it alot.
I used to take shower curtains for granted until I realized how the absence of a curtain made showering, especially with a removable showerhead, awkward and stressful (one doesn't have much control over where the water splashes. Thank goodness the greater population doesn't believe in bathroom mats either); exiting the tub and then maneuvering around the sizable bathroom was downright treacherous (this is when one starts to miss and appreciate the bathroom mats).
Back in the day, the population didn't believe in tubs at all. Instead of tubs, most of the bathrooms in the older homes have tiled floors and showerheads mounted strategically in corners.
The entire bathroom, essentially, becomes your bathtub. I'm not so keen on that.
I'm glad I managed to survive the Pakistani bathroom.