Monday, June 27, 2011

Tub Fiction

indy.com
Separate bath tubs
No running water
Biting sand flies
He forgot the shampoo
No towels 
Rapidly cooling bath water
Occasional scent of rotting walrus carcass wafting by 
Nearby Boy Scout troop earning lifesaving merit badge
Prune skin


Even a miracle pill can't solve these problems

17 comments:

just call me jo said...

Don't ya hate that stupid ad!! What the heck is romantic about that? You're so cute! And realistic, too.

Holly said...

Who thinks of these things? Do they have any idea how heavy a cast iron tub is? And to carry it in the sand? And wouldn't it sink little by little every time the tide came in? And if they are trying for a romantic soak, wouldn't it be better to share a tub? And they don't have anywhere to set the beer down. Other than that, totally do-able.

Cherie said...

OK I may be the odd woman out here but even with all of that it does look romantic!
I picture the butler bringing an hors d'oerve and a coke and my favorite 80's music playing in the background!
Yessss - i am a hopeless romantic!

Connie said...

While the concept might seem romantic I do believe you make some very legitimate points. What a practical woman you are. Thanks for the good laugh this morning.

Hmmmm, rotting walrus carcass, bwhaaaaaa!

Sue said...

The old tubs were enough to quell my romantic streak. But I think you've eradicated it forever!

;)

Misha said...

Lol excellent point. :-D

Dixie Mom said...

Ah, thank you dear realist. I've always thought romance on the beach was overrated. Hellloooooo...sand...everywhere people.
And those tubs....I'd be the one packing them in and out of there...sorta ruins the moment.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

There's obviously a photo my laptop is blanking out. Drat. I'll have to check this on my hubby's computer and get back to you.

Pondside said...

It's clear to me that are a girl after my own heart. The sunset is romantic, the sea is romantic - cold and shivering and getting eaten alive is not romantic. I've been on that camping trip and you couldn't make me go back for anything.

Melynda said...

Except, Holly forgot the gas that comes from beer drinking, how on earth will that fit into the picture?

Laraine Eddington said...

That will come in handy when you forget the bubble bath.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I can see the photo now! Yay!

Here's what I want to know: Who has to fill those tubs with fresh water, and who has to clean them? Eventually, someone has to scrub those babies, and that ain't gonna be pretty.

karen said...

What are you trying to say - that this couldn't happen? Kill joy...

Marti said...

ROFLOL. Every time I see that ad I wonder how where their little pile of clothes and towel are. But other than that, I used to think it was totally cool on a hot summer day. Now all I can think of are mosquitoes and sand fleas. Thanks.

Carmen @ Life Lines said...

Looks romantic and peaceful to me...but then I love ocean horizons at sunrise and sunsets. I have a friend on a little island who has a bathtub like this in his back yard( he only has one though....imagine the photo now) LOL

My first time on your blog, btw. Very nice. I'll be following. :)

Jan said...

So, perhaps TOO much time soaking in the tub (you know...that shrivel thing) is the problem.
AND, not enough beer.
What happened to the commercials that featured a bear selling fabric softener or dancing tootbrushes?

Michelle Teacress said...

I don't even TRY to stop my eyes from rolling when I see those commercials! Who thought of that? I want to meet them and get their autograph.