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Head to Head05/11/2012 - 1:05 PM
I'm not used to hearing sounds like explosions in my shower. But yesterday I did.
The shower head - supposedly a good product, by a manufacturer whose name usually inspires confidence in me - made a strange rumbling sound when I turned it on, and then after it had been on for a few moments, it suddenly made a sound like a big gun went off, and the water exploded in all directions.
My shower is an open one, without any walls or doors. Normally that's no problem as long as you point the showerhead in the right direction, and I don't normally change the direction, so the water never hits the central heating, the washing machine, the toilet or the basin. But this time it did! Well, not the toilet, for that's on the other side of the washing machine.
Anyway, the shower was wet in more directions than I'm used to! I managed to finish showering by turning the head in a relatively safe direction, but it was clear that this situation had to be rectified. And replacing the head was the only option.
Fortunately I had bought a new shower head a little over two years ago. Why had I not installed it? Simple - at the time I hadn't been locked out of my own house yet by my ex, and the shower head in the house wasn't too good anymore, hence the idea of replacing it. To remind myself that I wanted to use this newly bought replacement, I'd put it on a shelf in my room. So when the people that were asked to pack my things for me (I wasn't 'allowed' in the house anymore, so I couldn't even pack my own belongings) simply packed everything in my room in boxes, this shower head came with my other possessions to my apartment. And there it still was, waiting to be used. And lucky, too, because I love my shower in the morning, and the other shower head had become virtually unusable.
So here it is, my new, much bigger and much more luxurious shower head - and a joy it was to use it this morning, too!