Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Bath in Disifectant

Sunday night is bath night for me, and I elect to take it in the whirlpool tub.  Caregiver helps me in and we put up the retractible side.  Big argument.  I want water 105 degrees, and she wants to fill it with 98 degree water.

"Too hot," she says.

"It is a HOT tub: it is supposed to be hot."  At 82 you can be pretty stubborn and I win and I settle back in nice warm water.  The care giver leaves.  As soon as the water reaches the jets, I turn on the whirlpool.  Ahh.  Oh, oh.

Bubbles.  Bubbles begin building up.  In a moment I look like Marilyn Monroe in a tub scene, covered with bubbles.  I laugh, good joke, someone put bubble bath in hot tub.  The bubbles reach my arm pits.  I luxuriate.

The jets continue and the bubbles reach five feet high.  Now I look like Jack Lemmon in Mr. Roberts, when the laundry aboard ship blew up and covered him with suds. I could have filled the room with suds, but I turned off the whirlpool.  Now the caregiver returns, gasps, and calls her supervior. 

I laugh and tell the supervisor that someone put bubble bath in the spa.  Supervisor inspects the controls and says, "That is not bubble bath   That is the disinfectant we use to clean the spa between bathers.  You took a bath in disinfectant."

They hose me off with plain water, and I go home singing a kids' song. 

"There may be bugs on some of you mugs,

But there ain't no bugs on me."

11 comments:

mzgoochi said...

LMAO! I hope it doesn't cause you any skin irritations.

Lahoma

msecz said...

haha  well you sure had fun today didn't you... good night now and hope you have a fun dream. Sandra

madcobug said...

OOOps someone didn't do their job right to leave that stuff in the whirlpool. Hope your skin doesn't get irritated. helen

garnett109 said...

Thanks for the laugh Chuck, are you squikey clean?

bamawmn46 said...

Please don't take the disinfectant literally, Chuck!!  LOL.. We like that sense of humor!!   LOL
Jackie

reconcilinglife said...

LMAO.............I really loved this entry. I am still laughing as I am typing.......I operated one of those for awhile and so I got the whole picture in my minds eye.........you musta had them in a dither.......LOLOLOL. Bam

plittle said...

Does that mean your writing style will be less *infectious* for the next few days?

Oh! Oh! I slay me...
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Chuck - i bet you enjoyed the hosing down as much as the whirlpool spa....lol.......
Luv Jayne x

tendernoggle said...

Oh, Bless your heart!!! lol I am sorry but I am laughing so hard....MAn.......Seriously,I Hope you don't get blisters from it though...
carlene

plieck30 said...

Nothing like a hot bubble bath to relax a person but I don't know about the disinfectant. Never tired that. You have such a keen sense fo humor. Paula

jmoqueen said...

LOL that is so funny you poor thing ~ I was almost jealous as you were in a hot tub

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife