Water pressure

I spent a huge chunk of my 20s and 30s traveling around the country for my corporate employer who no longer graces the list of the Fortune 500. I have stayed in thousands of hotel rooms and all of them had one thing in common; terrible, miserable, horrible water pressure.

But that might be a tad unfair of me. Let me back up a bit.


15 Replies to “Water pressure”

  1. The next time you’re in New York, spring for at least a night in the New York Palace on Madison and 50th. I swear, that hotel has the best showers I’ve ever experienced.

  2. I never really thought of a shower in quite that way. On the other hand, I never really had a shower that was anything more than a common, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, same-damned-thing-as-everyone-else-has shower. Trust me, you wouldn’t be writing this kind of poetry, if you’d been in my showers!

  3. I despise hotel water pressure. It is an insult to those of us who believe in getting completely rinsed off!

    I finally just quit showing during vacations. I just bathe in the pool or hot tub now.

  4. there’s nothing like coming home from a week of Courtyard or Travelodge showers to warm your heart… throw a scalp massage in the mix and it would be tough to ever get me back on a plane! great post…..

  5. Great water pressure is under-appreciated! I’m with you… I LOVE good water pressure! That should be one of the rating categories on travel websites:
    [ ] Pool
    [ ] Room Service
    [ ] Great Water Pressure
    [ ] Ocean View

  6. Hmmm.. I don’t think I have ever had a good shower in a NYC hotel. The best I hope for in that city is a deep sink and a high faucet next to the tub so at least it feels clean. A full washcloth is better than a pee-trickle from a shower head. But I will try your New York Palace at some point!

  7. I grew up in an old house with 6 other people and then a series of crappy apartments with absolutely no water pressure. Then I bought this house and whether the previous owner was a plumber’s nightmare or an evil genius, that shower done changed me.

  8. European water pressure is even more abysmal than even the crappiest Motel 6. Is water more expensive? Conservation? Pipes older? Towers not as tall? I dunno… all of the above probably.

  9. And the grime of airports and the smell of jet fuel.. nothing like a continuous, full on firehose blast of hot water to just wash all that away. Especially when the showerhead is higher up and that water pressure pounds into your scalp. Of course there is always that danger of the endorphins making you a bit high and then you pass out, slipping in the shower and making things awkward for everybody…. but that never happened 🙂

  10. Me too, it’s a real nightmare!
    Especially when you have to shampoo in a hotel with very low pressure…Rha! It drove me crazy so many times!

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