Thursday, July 2, 2009

Water woes and sharing a bath (water sports)

Parts of Nairobi are in the grips of a strangling water shortage,
rationing is the order of the day following failed rains and chronic
mismanagement. The estate where we live has an excellent private and
reliable supply but I felt we should do our bit to conserve the
precious commodity. George loves his baths and I'm mostly a shower
person so as a compromise I said I'd use the grey bathwater after him.
I don't mind, I volunteered.

So this morning I slid into a lukewarm bath and was happily splashing
away in secondhand water. I jokingly said to George who was now
brushing his teeth at the sink: hope you haven't peed in the bath. He
gave me that look husbands have when wives catch them pants down with
a frantic hand inside the maid's cookie-jar. Eeew George! You coulda

I am back to my showers tomorrow.

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  1. Tamaku wacha uchafu au you enjoyed his smell the whole day?

  2. Please tell George, he just went from 10 to 0 on my scale! Eeeeeeeeeeew!

  3. @Anon,

    Sisi watu wasafi hatufanyi hizo tabia. Of course I came out of the bath and rinsed in the shower. xx

    Hi Anne,

    I'll tell him. By the way many if not all men take a wee in the shower. 100% guaranteed. xxx

  4. I know I have on those mornings I've over-imbibed the night before! Its a man thing. FACT. :)

  5. Aki you!! Sometimes you need prayers.

  6. By the way Urine is known to be very good for the skin,so i guess you didnt know this,its gonna be a plus for you.

  7. Auuuuuu!

    Dont worry, you share more than just piss...!

    Very cozy, sharing bath water. Hmmmmmmm!

  8. Tamaku
    Bathe in the style of Nigeria, ie a bucket and a plastic beaker to rinse off the soap. You save water that way and are clean.

  9. Ala!!! Yenyewe hizi ni X-files. A little bit TMI for comfort. Ati kupga na makojoo. EEEEWWWWW!

  10. Hi Mama,

    Pole kwa trauma! xxx

    Hi Anon,

    That's a great biz, look out for Tamaku's Golden Showers in the supermarket soon (collabo with George!). xxx

    Hi GUG,

    Without a doubt, we like cozy. xxx

    Hi CodLiverOil,

    Hmmm, interesting proposition. Abit like camping but everyday? xxx

    Hi Mystic,

    It's only mild TMI, look out for forthcoming post on 'toilet issues'. lol! xxxx


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