what are your opinions on baths versus showers?
#1: I love both, but one thing I do not understand is how OCD germaphobe John Green can wax so poetically about baths and so stridently against showers. Does he not realize that you are wallowing in germs when you take a bath? Plus if the bath hasn’t just been cleaned and you’re not careful about drains and things, some of those germs might belong to other people. These concerns don’t generally bother me (well, I don’t do hotel Jacuzzis), but I totally would have guessed the opposite for John Green’s preferences. Er hem, back to the original question. I love a good soaking bath, but I usually take showers because they’re faster, our bathtub is so big I feel guilty using it except when I really need a hot soak, and because I’m allergic to the water in our town and we’ve got a shower filter set up but not a bath filter (we could and should probably get a whole house filter now, but previously we couldn’t afford it– the shower and kitchen sink filters combined are an order of magnitude cheaper).
#2: I like baths but they must be in a separate tub that nobody showers in.