Other People’s Showers

I’m not completely comfortable in other people’s showers.

I always look at the bar of soap with some distaste, especially if it’s sitting in a puddle of water and turned cold with slime. Scrub brushes and exfoliating mitts make me think of dead skin being sluiced off naked bodies.

Sometimes I have a pee in the shower. That makes me think of other people peeing in that same shower.

I try to keep my shower clean, but sometimes the soap is slimy; the scrub brush hasn’t been looking so new as of late; and beside my shower gloves a hemp scrub mitt hangs stiff with not quite washed out soap.

I know I’m a bit OCD; but really, if I’m going to admit peeing in the shower how bad can it be?