The bathroom of the damned.

For the second time in four days, I’ve had bathroom issues.

Not personal ones you understand, such things are rarely for public consumption, but the bathroom in this hotel is a dangerous place to be.

The bruises on my left inner thigh are now a very dark blue, with accompanying shades of black and purple welts, and small areas of a yellowy colour.

This morning, partly out of fear and partly due to reduced mobility after my previous fall, I gingerly entered the bath for my morning douche. I closed the door, and checked that the multi coloured sledge (supposedly a non-stick mat) was in place. Water on and started to wash.

Once the head was full of shampoo I moved slightly to get more water, and my elbow touched, I repeat touched, the door. I felt movement, moved my feet slightly to steady myself, resulting in the multi coloured sledge (supposedly a non-stick mat) picking up speed towards the end of the bath. I overbalanced, lurched to the left and again touched the door.

Which fell out, and caused me to overbalance, although this time I managed to grab the sides of the bath before once again arriving on the bathroom floor like a beached whale.


’tis dangerous in there I tell you.


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Elderly rotund toothless male seeks wilderness to travel to.
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8 Responses to The bathroom of the damned.

  1. Such a pity. The bathroom looks nice enough.


  2. Nikki says:

    Holy Cow! One shouldn’t have to take out extra life insurance just to shower. Almost makes the previously-discussed bathing, with a bucket of fetched water and a ladle, seem preferable.


  3. Nikki says:

    I hate to turn practical on you, but have you tried requesting an extra towel that you could use in the bottom of the tub instead of the treacherous mat that you are currently using? Most terry (looped) towels stay put when wet. Messy, but better than a hospital stay. 😉


    • The hotel sadly doesn’t stretch to towels that actually dry you. I have removed the multi coloured sledge from my bath and shall henceforth be relying on the soles of my feet to keep me stable. I do appreciate your concern though, and should I fall again you have my permission to say “I told you so!”


  4. feral007 says:

    You’re not safe to leave home mate! Maybe safer to wash in the handbasin till you get back home 😀

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