There is one specific thing that people seem to hate in this world. It’s not Muslims or gays, it’s not the black people or the CIA. It’s actually the act of leaving water on the floor after having a shower. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Yes, you could say I was bored…
Leaving the shower is a hard task. Let’s start with that. People need to accept that some things in life, simply cannot be achieved without a lifetime of practice. The problem is as follows:
When you turn off the shower, you are soaking wet. There is water dripping down from everywhere! Now. Depending on the amount of planning you put in beforehand, the nearest towel can be anywhere from an arm’s reach away to the other side of your home. This is where demographics come into play…
Some people live a very controlled and planned life. They know that they will need that towel in the foreseeable future so they place it near the shower. Some people don’t seem to able to control their life as much. They live in the present, forget to bring a towel and end up with wet carpets and floors. The third type of people are the ones who seem like the first type, but they are secretly the second type. I fit in this category. I conceal my “second type”ness by occasionally using long words when I speak.
Being in this 3rd category means that people expect me to remember to bring a towel and get constantly disappointed when I forget to. This is why to some, including my parents, find the shower situation is very aggravating.
I wanted to write this post to raise some awareness of those in the 3rd category. I know I’m not the only one. Next time you meet someone who can’t seem to remember to bring a towel, please approach the situation as such:
The first thing you should do is provide support. A gentle pat on the back with an acknowledgement of their efforts will be sufficient. Simply walk up, put an arm on their shoulder and say “I understand [name here]. I know it’s hard, but in time, you’ll learn”.
The second thing is a reward. The 3rd category was trying really hard to not fuck up again… You should give them a little something to reward their effort and motivate them to keep trying. A £20 note will do this just fine. Simply reach into your wallet, pull out a 20 and hand it over.
And there you go! If you follow those 2 simple steps, the 3rd category living in your home will have much greater chances of learning to bring a towel.
Whether we will ever learn or not is not up to us. All we can do is try our best. Maybe one day we will succeed…
Now excuse me while I go and wipe the bathroom floor…
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