Why do people . . . ?

There are times I ponder the deepest, darkest problems of society, the questions that reverberate within the human soul.    But mostly I just wonder about the simple stuff.  Today  I’ll share two of my shallow musings with you.

1)   Why do people like garden tubs?   They take a lot more water and space than a regular tub AND they are hard to get into and out of.  Now, I have to admit, they may not be hard for someone young who possesses good muscles and flexible joints, but I fear I’ll end up on a padded part of my anatomy when I get out.  And, let’s face it, we’re all going to be old, weak, and clumsy if we live long enough.  I could understand have a Jacuzzi.  There’s a reason for the odd shape and placement of a tub that swirls warm water around the bather, but with a garden tub, the water just sits there.

2)   Why do women pull their hair back in those plastic hair clips?   My cat sometimes loves to lick and play with my hair–not that I encourage this–after which it looks better than hair in those clips.  Perhaps women choose to do this because they can’t see the final result?  They don’t realize it sticks out all over?  I could NOT find a picture of the back of a woman’s head with a clip on her hair and looking awful.  My guess is manufacturers don’t want women to know how bad they really  look.

Opinions, please?


4 thoughts on “Why do people . . . ?

  1. As to the clips. I think there is the same mentality of the jeans with holes in them or wearing your ballcap on backwards. They must be meant to give the impression of “I don’t care how I look but everyone else is wearing them so they must be the in-thing.”
    It isn’t even really a generational thing, just what is hip, even though it is so passe.

    The garden tub is a great place for the grand-kids to have their bath play with all the toys at Grandma’s house. Even enough room for two grands and all the toys.
    Then again it is good for anyone too big for a regular bathtub, I am not sure about the getting in and out …pullies? I think a towel attached to the rack wouldn’t quite take the place of a pulley, it would probably pull the rack right out of the wall.

    Our daughter had a wonderful jacuzzi tub in her upscale townhouse and after a jet-lagged trip it felt very good; this one had steps to get in and out of and was a terrific design. I could get used to that arrangement.

    We have a lovely garden tub in our master bath and a walk-in shower. I have yet to use the tub, other than for the aforementioned grand-kids bath play and the occasional foot bath. ( We have lived here for five years! ) I can’t even get to the windows to straighten the curtains without stepping in and out of the tub. I am glad I have house cleaning so that it will be “dusted” occasionally. I think if I had the steps in and out I might be tempted to have a good soak with nice smelling salts. Our daughter jacuzzi was large enough for two and that has appeal too, just saying.

    1. Susie, I like “Everyone else is wearing them so they must be the in thing”! WHich leads to, “everyone else’s hair looks bad so it’s okay that mine does, too.”

      I’m very glad you have a use for a garden tub! In out apartment, the shower is in the tubs–I long for a shower stall!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I have a hard time keeping normal fasteners in my hair. Barrettes won’t stay and ponytail holders don’t either. I have some hilarious pictures from my childhood where my mom just wouldn’t give up and I would have 4or 5 barrettes in my hair each at a different distance from my scalp as they slowly, but inexorably slid out. Those ugly hair clips actually hold my hair up off of my neck and stay in place. I don’t use them often, but I do use them and that’s why.

    Do you remember when hair combs where popular? Couldn’t keep one in to save my life. I’m still emotionally scarred, LOL.

  3. Angela–you have taught me a lesson! There is a reason for the hair claws! I apologize for judging. RE: hair combs. You hide your injury well.

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