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To be annoyed at husband taking twenty minute showers?

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happygoluckylady Tue 19-Apr-16 09:19:28

Anyone else think this is unreasonable? Each morning he will stand in the shower for at least 20 mins. I think it's an obscenity given the amount of water that's used. I know I'm not BU....just venting.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 19-Apr-16 09:21:59

Are we sharing the same husband?
Tho I actually timed mine and it's less than 10 minutes, but he does have the temperature set at "scald" so it uses all the hot water

PPie10 Tue 19-Apr-16 09:23:17

That does seem very long. I usually take 10 minutes and that's including a few minutes of swaddling there.

NapQueen Tue 19-Apr-16 09:23:41

Daily 20 min showers are a bit of a luxury really. I may take 20 mins every third shower as I'll do my legs and wash and condition my hair, but the other times the hair is up in a top knot and the legs are still bald. Then I'm in and out in 5mins.

Are his lengthy showers having an effect on getting everyone out of the house on time? Are you on a water meter?

acasualobserver Tue 19-Apr-16 09:24:02

Better this than the zero minute shower which seems to a problem for many MN posters.

EatShitDerek Tue 19-Apr-16 09:25:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hagothehills Tue 19-Apr-16 09:26:29

How long is his hair? If I have to wash mine it takes a good 20 minutes (though admittedly it's only every other day I need to wash my hair, the other days I'm in and out in ten minutes tops)

NapQueen Tue 19-Apr-16 09:26:55

That shower gel is heinous round the nether regions. Like some form of torture.

OohMavis Tue 19-Apr-16 09:27:34

Ah DH did this before the shower broke. I was so relieved, we might actually get out on time in the morning for once!

Then he started taking hour-long baths hmm

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Tue 19-Apr-16 09:29:55

My husband has hour long baths after work- conveniently the busiest time for me with doing tea, washing bottles, lifting kids to various clubs etc

Seeyounearertime Tue 19-Apr-16 09:30:03

My shower last night took from 6.30pm to 7.45pm.

so yeah... 20 minutes seems short to me.

chelle792 Tue 19-Apr-16 09:30:03

I learnt the hard way not to use mint shower gel on my bits during my annual shave grin

readingrainbow Tue 19-Apr-16 09:31:08

A friend of mine takes 40 minute showers! What do people actually do for that long? I would be terribly bored.

ijustwannadance Tue 19-Apr-16 09:32:12

Are you sure he is only having a wash? wink

FreedomMummy Tue 19-Apr-16 09:32:21


I can get myself and both the kids ready in the time it takes DH to get ready. I've got used to it but there are some mornings where I wish I could take things at a leisurely pace.

Fratelli Tue 19-Apr-16 09:33:43

Hmm if someone told me how long my showers could or should be that would irritate me and I would be tempted to take longer. I am petty about that though grin

cantbelieveImquittingcoffee Tue 19-Apr-16 09:36:52

Mine does too - but then hassles me to hurry up when I take more than 2 minutes, and I have long hair to wash too unlike him!! Also given that I am imminently about to give birth to his child I doubt I'll get to enjoy any long showers for a bloody long time to come so it doubly p's me off!

SinglePringle Tue 19-Apr-16 09:37:02

Seems pretty normal to me. Mine are around 20 minutes. Wash and condition hair every day plus shave and exfoliate - easily 20 mins.

NoCapes Tue 19-Apr-16 09:38:16

20 minutes really isn't that long confused

PPie10 Tue 19-Apr-16 09:38:32

Better this than the zero minute shower which seems to a problem for many MN posters.


ScarletForYa Tue 19-Apr-16 09:38:43

sharonthewaspandthewineywall shock

Don't put up with that, the cheeky piss taker, go up and drag him out by the ear!

OP, turn the electricity off at the fuse box.

confusionoftheillusion Tue 19-Apr-16 09:41:26

YABcompletelyU .... Poor bloke!
Who are you? the shower police? Do you try and control other aspects of his life too?

confusionoftheillusion Tue 19-Apr-16 09:42:01

Maybe he locks himself in there for 20 mins of peace and a cheeky wank!

1frenchfoodie Tue 19-Apr-16 09:43:56

YABU, what is it to you? I take daily 40 min baths while DH looks after our newborn and would not appreciate being timed.

TheNaze73 Tue 19-Apr-16 09:44:14

Without being rude, I don't think he's just washing. Obvious don't know the full back story but, if you have mismatched libidos, he may be "relieving" himself.

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