Bathmats!!!!

(192 Posts)
Frogers Mon 12-Sep-16 08:07:14

I am of the opinion that you should dry you feet before placing your feet on the bathmat.

DP seeks to think the bathmat is there to partially dry his feet and then splodge around the rest of the bathroom leaving it soaking.

Give him his due he drys the floor (with his towel confused but that's another thread) but if I'm second in when I step out the shower it's onto a soggy cold bathmat.

Who is being unreasonable here?

Caipora Mon 12-Sep-16 08:08:30

He is. I hate soggy bathmats. Lucky for me DH hates them even more.

PitchFork Mon 12-Sep-16 08:09:32

he is.
if he wants to dry his feet like that he needs to put a towel down.
I would hide the mat for my personal use

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 12-Sep-16 08:09:38

We have 2,one to keep your feet cosy on the stone floor and the other is a bit thicker than a towel and we step on to that with wet feet and it gets washed with other towels.

brodchengretchen Mon 12-Sep-16 08:10:24

YANBU. DP has clearly not understood the sacredness of the bathroom. I would blame his mother. wink

LifeGotInTheWay Mon 12-Sep-16 08:11:15

It's a tricky one. I agree with you if my DH is having first shower. If I am first out of the shower though, I agree with your DH. grin

Lweji Mon 12-Sep-16 08:11:50

He is.

Why not get a couple of small old towels to put on it, to soak up most of the water, though?

How does he get the bathroom floor wet, though? Doesn't he wrap up on the towel before coming out?

Frogers Mon 12-Sep-16 08:18:19

Oh I've no idea how he does it. If DD needs in for a wee post shower pre clean up he has to lift her over to the toilet because it's so wet!

PitchFork Mon 12-Sep-16 08:21:57

is he not using the shower screen confused

SpaceDinosaur Mon 12-Sep-16 08:23:07

That's CRAZY!!!
How does he transport so much water?!!

Turn shower off
Grab towels
Remain in lovely warm shower area
Quick towel down of body to ensure you don't freeze your arse off when the usual air temp hits you
Wrap your towel around you
Step out of shower onto the mat.

What about that is so hard?!! confused
DH is a hairy monster. Hair holds a lot of water. He doesn't turn the bathroom floor into a swamp!!!

LabMonkey Mon 12-Sep-16 08:23:48

My DH does this too and it really bugs me. Your DH is clearly in the wrong.

LittleCandle Mon 12-Sep-16 08:26:16

How do you manage to dry your feet before stepping onto the bath mat? Surely that's what it's there for? I have stepped onto the bathe mat straight from the bath or shower all my life. I am not always first into the shower, but I have never noticed that the bath mat is cold or soggy. Maybe that is because we have a lovely thick one from IKEA, but to be perfectly honest, I have no recollections of the bath may being cold and soggy even when I was a kid! That is the weirdest thing I've ever heard and YABU

FrancisCrawford Mon 12-Sep-16 08:26:30

You are.

We step out if the shower onto the bath mat.

From there, grab towels and get dried.

I am physically unable to dry feet before leaving showe.

DoreenLethal Mon 12-Sep-16 08:30:55

I am physically unable to dry feet before leaving showe.

You could move the towels closer?

FrancisCrawford Mon 12-Sep-16 08:40:18

That would not assist.

Because I am disabled.

I cannot bend down to dry feet in the shower or I would fall over.

Lweji Mon 12-Sep-16 08:41:35

Well...
I'm sure that's relevant to the OP.

GreatFuckability Mon 12-Sep-16 08:42:55

I dont have a bathmat.

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LivingOnTheDancefloor Mon 12-Sep-16 09:18:43

So you dry your feet while standing on the wet and slippery shower floor?
Sorry OP but to me YABU smile

DH and I have the same technique: you step on the bath mat, grab a towel and dry yourself including feet.
When I am second, I can usually see his wet foot marks on the mat but it is not soaking wet.

Worth noting that the bath mat is only used post-shower, once we are dry we hang it and use another one which always stays on the floor (but never gets wet).

Frogers Mon 12-Sep-16 09:22:16

I honestly have no idea what he does or how he manages it!

It's easy. Stick foot up on the side of bath towels under and dry, step one foot onto bath mat and repeat with other foot. If you have a shower cubicle then put a towel on top of the mat and dry.

fruityb Mon 12-Sep-16 09:23:15

I step onto the bath mat I'll be honest. It does get washed but it's never been that wet and soggy I'd notice when OH has been in before me. I do occasionally put a towel down on it before I get out but otherwise it's straight onto the mat. I would rather that than wobble around trying to dry my feet in a slippy bath.

We don't have one outside the shower cubicle, just put a towel down for thatz

LivingOnTheDancefloor Mon 12-Sep-16 09:24:46

Frogers when you say "Stick foot up on the side of bath towels under" are you standing on one foot on the wet surface?
I would be scared to fall down... or are you holding onto something?

DollyMcDolly Mon 12-Sep-16 09:24:51

I thought bathmats were for drying the feet. YABU

SouthDownsSunshine Mon 12-Sep-16 09:25:10

You're both wrong. The mat is to stand on whilst drying off. So it should get soggy, but it prevents the rest of the bathroom and upstairs getting wet.

My DH thinks it's simply a step out of the shower, so we get wet footprints all over the upstairs. Gives me the rage.

Frogers Mon 12-Sep-16 09:25:33

That should have read stick foot up on side of the bath, towel under and dry...

I accept not achievable for all people but would be for DP.

Frogers Mon 12-Sep-16 09:28:15

I sometimes hold onto something to steady myself if the bath is particularly slippy (bloody hair conditioner) but otherwise I don't. I've never slipped, nor has anyone else in my family that I know of.

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