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Published:November 5th, 2010 12:21 EST

Disturbing New Trend: Some Yahoos Take Only One Shower Per Week!

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A DAILY shower is a deeply ingrained American habit. Most people would no sooner disclose they had not showered in days than admit infidelity. But Jenefer Palmer, 55, of Malibu, Calif., cheerfully acknowledged recently that she doesn`t shower or shampoo daily and doesn`t use deodorant. Ever.


Defying a culture of clean that has prevailed at least since the 1940s, a contingent of renegades deliberately forgoes daily bathing and other gold standards of personal hygiene, like frequent shampooing and deodorant use." The New York Times

In most European countries it`s not unusual for people to bathe only once or twice a week.

"Last year, a poll for tissue manufacturer SCA found that 41% of British men and 33% of women don`t shower every day, with 12% of people only having a proper wash once or twice a week." Guardian.Co.UK

In America we look askance at anybody who doesn`t take a shower every day.

There is a revolting new trend in environmentalist circles for folks to forgo a daily shower, and to completely give up using a deodorant. People who don`t take a shower every day should move to England, in America it`s our god-given right to take a shower once or twice a day.

A person who takes a shower only once a week, and never uses deodorant may feel that he is in harmony with Mother Earth, but he is causing strife in the workplace. I once worked in an office where a colleague would go jogging every day during lunch, apparently without taking a shower afterwards. He was the most hated person in the office, his car was keyed and items were stolen from his desk.

We aren`t living in a Third World hellhole where clean water is a rare and precious commodity, show a little bit of consideration for your fellow human beings and take a shower every day.

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