One aspect of higher energy prices and climate change is that this uniquely American requirement of a daily shower has to go out the window. I was reading a tip at Lifehack called how to develop a non-optional mindset and a daily shower was listed along with changing a poopy diaper as a non-optional thing.
Q. Why do you take a shower each and every day? (please tell me you shower every day!)
A. Because programmed into your ‘how-to-live-your-life’ hard-drive is a command that says you must wash every day. For you, it’s not an optional behaviour, it’s part of your normal running pattern. As a result, you have no motivational problems and no discipline issues when it comes to your personal hygiene (I hope). It’s just a thing you do on auto-pilot. The thought of not washing doesn’t occur to you because cleanliness is one of your non-negotiable habits.
I didn’t take a shower this morning and even though I rode my bike to work (and home last night) I don’t think I’m approaching poopy diaper status. I willingly submit to any sniff tests. I’m quite sure I don’t smell like I took a shower recently, but I’m not offensive. I just smell like a person. Get over it.
One result of the Coming Global Shitstorm it is the end of hygiene as we know it. TEOHAWKI. We are going to have to get used to the way humans smell.
Say it with me