Monday, November 17, 2008

You do what with that?

I spent the rest of the weekend doing officially nothing. We all sat around the house, recuperating from our various aliments. Occasionally, I thought about the things that needed to get done around the house. Operative word being "thought". Unfortunately, the housekeeping fairies didn’t catch the vibe I was putting out. So, we had good intentions around here, but just basked in our laziness and watched a lot of TV.

HGTV and TLC are great time wasters. I love all of the real estate and property renovation shows. What amazed me this weekend was the plethora of houses that had bidets in their bathrooms. I don’t consider myself unsophisticated, but if living in the lap of luxury includes this strange invention, I think I’ll pass. I’m being one of those judgmental people making assessments about something without trying it, but I’m just not feeling it. How about you?

Just a side note, as I gingerly investigated the origins of the bidet, I learned that people often use them for an additional purpose: a baby bath. Ewww. Gag. Yuck.

Share your thoughts, I can't wait to hear them.

9 comments:

Comedy Goddess said...

When I traveled through Europe about a million years ago, the bidet was perfect for chilling a bottle of Chardonnay. You have to be young and on a budget for that to seem smart.

C. Beth said...

Comedy Goddess--HA!

Normally I don't think I'd want a bidet. I have to admit, though, in those postpartum weeks after my 2nd child, I would have really appreciated it....

Simplicity said...

Comedy Goddess - too funny!!

C.Beth - I concur!

Witty! - That was a great post!! I was hoping the housekeeping fairies would come, too, but I think they lost my address! I did remember something my mom once told me: Thought thought he farted and he pooped himself so thought doesn't mean squat! I thought about this as I thought about cleaning, too! Teehee!!

I hope you're all feeling better!!

Becky said...

When I went to Spain for a foreign exchange program, the family I stayed with had a bidet. They used it to wash their feet. Ewww.

Jenners said...

We had a bidet in a bathroom at a hotel once and it was not an unpleasant experience but a bit unexpected. Can't even imagine washing a baby...just seems a bit wrong. I wouldn't wash a baby in a toilet so why would I wash one in something used to clean my "anus and external genitalia"?

My husband is totally addicted to those house flipping shows...he loves spouting off: "If those idiots can screw up so bad and still make $50,000 then we should make tons more." Of course, that was before the real estate market tanked. Have you ever seen "My House Is Worth What?" That is a fun show...I love checking out people's houses and the look on their face when they totally overvalue their house and the agent says it is worth $100,000 less than they thought.

Raghda said...

How to be Witty? Comedy Goddess - too funny!!

OT KG 68 said...

So after googling bidet.... I must agree. Absurd.

Makita Jazzqueen said...

What, are bidets something strange? In my country (Argetina) everybody has one at the bathroom... (though nobody really uses them)
A proper usage for a bidet I've heard is to use it as a place to put flowerpots to decorate the bathroom. Looks nice.

Mrs. Olsen said...

Just found your blog and not sure how I got here. Can't believe I'm chiming in on the bidet post. Anyway....the ONLY compelling idea I have heard for getting a bidet (from a european...on the radio) is this: If you got some poo on your arm would you wipe it off with a dry cloth or a wet cloth?

Anyone with a kid knows that answer. For the sake of being clean where it counts, maybe a bidet isn't so bad?