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Hot Water

Hot Water

Date: Nov 28 2006


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Bathing is one of those rituals we all participate in, but we all have our own personal preferences about it. Pretty much everyone loves the feel of hot water. But some folks prefer a shower and others love a bath.

Of course, many of us may not have a choice. There are plenty of apartments that do not even have bath tubs. If you usually bathe at the gym, then a shower is your only option.

For many people though, there is nothing like a good soak in hot water to relax your muscles and warm you up. And when you don’t have a hot tub at home, the bath tub is the next best thing.

Listen to Toby and Logan talk about showers and baths.


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Toby:  So, you know, it got really, uh, cold last week and I took a hot bath for the first time in months. Are you into baths?

Logan:  No. Why would you like to… why would you wanna bathe? You wanna sit in your own filth for a half hour? I just, I don’t know, I’m really OCD about cleanliness…

Toby:  I’m getting that.

Logan:  I just can’t sit in my own filth. I’m a shower person. Do you… Let me ask you this: Do you shower after you bathe?

Toby:  Yes. I do.

Logan:  OK. So you do rinse off. You don’t just get out and towel off and go to sleep.

Toby:  No. I couldn’t do that. I couldn’t do that.

Logan:  Just…so you’re in there for the soothing part of it.

Toby:  I’m in there for the soothing. I can stay in there for, like, two hours. I just crank some music and…

Logan:  The hot tub style?

Toby:  I just zone out. Yeah. Like a hot tub, but I don’t have a hot tub.

Logan:  See, I could see that. I still wouldn’t do it.

Toby:  Never?

Logan:  I’d sit in a hot tub but not in a bath.

Toby:  Why would you sit in a hot tub but not a bath?

Logan:  ‘Cause there’s water being filtered with chlorine in it.

Toby:  You’ve got a real thing about cleanliness, Logan.

Logan:  I just, I don’t know. I’ve never, I’ve never taken a bath… maybe when I was a child, but… I just, I can’t …I’m a shower person, always will be, always have been.

Toby:  I wonder if it’s more of a girl/guy thing. Like, I wonder if more women are into baths?

Logan:  It does feel… it does seem a little bit more feminine…

Toby:  They have all the, like, bubble bath stuff.

Logan:  Yeah.

Toby:  I’m not into bubble baths, but…



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Toby loves baths, but Logan prefers a shower.
Toby thinks it’s funny that Logan is so concerned about dirty bath water.

Do you take showers or baths?

Which one is more common in your country?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hot water? not at all. cold water is more relaxing. hot water is not so good for many thing in our body including skin, nerves, prostate in men and … . but cold water is not so good either. the best of that is not so hot ant so cold.

03:39 AM Dec 09 2013 |




Thank you for you efort

10:46 AM Dec 01 2007 |




I am shower person too,I don’t take baths.

10:42 AM Dec 01 2007 |




    04:17 PM Nov 08 2007 |

    vivi bulat


    HI Victor 24..I am from Romania…Do you speak Romanian?
    Good luck!

    02:53 AM Sep 25 2007 |



    United States

    good stuff… hmm.. hot showers.. im going to go home and take one right now :)

    03:37 PM Nov 28 2006 |




    I’m shower person too.

    12:36 PM Nov 28 2006 |




    i’m with logan in that????really

    10:40 AM Nov 28 2006 |

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