I had been avoiding a close look at my shower curtains for quite some time for the most excellent of reasons: they were gross ! Whatever color they had been originally was quite thoroughly streaked with black bands of mildew.... and who wants to look at something like that ?
No right-thinking WLA (Woman Living Alone) would ever let things get that far out of hand ! A WLA would have torn those curtains down years ago - if only out of fear AW (Another Woman) might someday wander into her bathroom , glance around with that All-Seeing-Eye women are born with,and conduct a merciless Catalog of Deficiencies - to be shared with OMW (other merciless women).
"There was toothpaste spattered on the tile below the mirror...that must have been there since breakfast ! " (Chorus of voices : "Ewwwwwww !" )
I've only been " MLA" for a bit over a year, and I still feel a bit guilty when something is really gross. For example, a dinner guest once asked me if I were studying insects. I answered : " Huh ?" ...and was startled to discover I had a sizeable collection of dead bugs on an overhead lamp fixture. How long had they been there ? I don't know. I never noticed them before !
It was quite bright and sunny this morning when I took my shower, and - at long last, I was confronted with (a) how ratty the shower curtains looked; and (b) the fact I had nothing better to do today; so, after doing a load of laundry, and loading up the crock pot with beef stew makin's, I drove to the nearby Target store in search of shower curtains.
I noticed right away they had curtain screens that were snow white , or that looked like the sort of thing that would give Picasso nightmares ; but down near the bottom of the pile I discovered a reassuring, no-nonsense Navy blue screen, and quickly selected a smoky gray inside curtain to go with it. A very masculine choice !
Once I got my purchases home, I glanced idly at the label of the Navy blue screen, and saw the color was listed as "Peekaboo Blue" .
Many thoughts ran through my mind at this point : few of which were printable ; nonetheless, I persevered, and was relieved to see the "peekaboo" portion of the screen consisted only of a clear panel in the top third of the screen. (Click on image for details).Nonetheless, philosophical questions remain.
Let's see: the Designer probably guessed his most likely Customer would be a woman.
Is there a female fantasy involving the "flashing" of Significant Others while in the shower ? If so, why do women snarl : " Why can't I get any peace or privacy around here ? " when a Significant Other blunders in, looking for his cuff links ??
Could the "peekaboo panel" be intended to drive OW's (Other Women) wild with envy as they envision their Hostess having an exciting relationship with her Significant Other ?
Do I really want to pursue this daring exploration of the Female Psyche any further ?
Nah. I think I'll just grab a quick shower.