When I was in the Army, we were expected to perform the Three S’s at reveille, two of which were “shower” and “shave.” Understandably, civilians have more options:
I accumulate dirt, sweat, and germs all day. I get the grime of the city on me; I have to use public bathrooms; I bump up against people in the metro; I may walk barefoot; I get sweaty from walking around, etc. Rather than marinate in all that as I slumber, I take a nice, hot, relaxing shower right before I go to bed. Then I’m clean from all the things that actually make me dirty, and I get into clean sheets ones not soiled by the accumulated grossness clinging to me from the waking hours.
So I’m nice and fresh for bed. Then I sleep for 8 (or 10) hours and wake up. Guess what still clean! I just rinse the sleep off my face, put on makeup, blow out my hair, and presto I’m ready for the day in 20 minutes. Why do I want to go to bed dirty, then wake up dirty only to get clean right before I head out and get all grimed up again?
I’m just jealous that she sleeps for 8 (or 10) hours.
I should point out here that even doing the shower in the morning, I can still get out of the house in 30-35 minutes, and that when my accumulated grossness exceeds a certain threshold, I’ll do one in the evening in addition to one in the morning: today’s session was the 9th of the week.
If anyone else is a night showerer, give me a shout-out. I seriously don’t know anyone. Maybe I should start a Facebook group.
I know one, I think. I’m not absolutely sure; I seem to recall that she mentioned this at one time or another. It’s not like I ever saw her do it or anything.