Less than 24 hours after I’d decided to write a post about showering with my Shower Buddy, Buddy died. At some point during the day on Friday, Buddy’s suction cup slipped its grip on the tiled wall and crashed upon the bathtub floor.
Buddy broke into pieces — a bright blue round plastic shell emblazoned “5 Minute Shower. City of Durham Department of Water Resources” with suction cup still attached, plastic hourglass protector still in one piece, and the hourglass that nestled inside the shell shattered into tiny shards, white sand pointing toward the drain.
What will showering be like without my buddy? What will showering be like without a gentle reminder to keep things to within 5 minutes, to lather up quickly, and to jump under the flow with minimal warm up time, all the while wondering how water saving efforts are going down in Tar Heel country?
R.I.P. Shower Buddy.
Are you mindful of how much water you use in the shower? Do you shower with a buddy? How is it going?