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How do you take the dreaded 'cold blast of water' when you start the shower?

Old 01-05-05, 04:01 AM
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How do you take the dreaded 'cold blast of water' when you start the shower?

When I take my shower, I'll get in and adjust my temperature to a nice warmth from the drain spout. Once I activate the shower, a blast of cold water comes out before it even thinks about warming up. I don't know about other people, but I despise this. Generally, I'll try to get out of the way of the spray until it gets to my desired temperature.
I realize that I could just stand outside of the shower and start it that way, but it's a bit tougher to gauge the right temperature with my hand instead of my legs or feet. Not to mention wasting a bit more water than I already do.

So how do you handle it?
Janet Jackson - hiding out in a pocket of safety until stepping out.
Godzilla - taking it from wherever it hits you, but letting loose a roar befitting a monster rudely awakened from his sleep.
Jenna Jameson - right in the face, loving it every time.
Ashlee Simpson - fire it up early, and jump in after everything else has been running for a minute.
Twikoff - doing it over and over again, as many times as you can.
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My hot water heater is on the immediate other side of the wall from my shower, so this never happens to me.
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Hilarious options.

I am Ashlee Simpson. Start it, take a pee or shave, get in when it is already warm.
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Old 01-05-05, 06:26 AM
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Nice options, but I just put my hand in front of the shower head when I first start it to block the water until it gets warm.
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Old 01-05-05, 06:46 AM
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This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I generally mix it up and do various options, like the Janet Jackson or the Ashlee Simpson; if I am still half asleep, I do the Godzilla.
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My shower water takes 10 seconds to reach full temperature, so I usually snag a towel from the closet, turn on the shower, hang the towel on the hook, look at my face in the mirror for a moment, then hop in without fear.
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Old 01-05-05, 07:07 AM
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Totally Ashlee Simpson. There's no way I can take that first cold blast of water.
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Old 01-05-05, 07:18 AM
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I just turn it on and once it warms up the sound will change slightly and I'll see steam. Time to jump in!
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I have a stall shower with the single handled water tap. I know the precise location to turn it to. I then wait about 20 seconds and jump in. So....Ashlee Simpson.
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I'm soooo Ashlee Simpson.

File that away under "things I'd never thought I'd say"
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I wouldn't have imagined people would get in the shower before turning the water on. The thought seems very strange to me. So to answer the question, before I get in. (by the way, this was a pre-typed message)

Where I'm at now, the water is warm instantly, so that's great!
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Old 01-05-05, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by johnglass
Nice options, but I just put my hand in front of the shower head when I first start it to block the water until it gets warm.
That's what I do in showers that also double as bathtubs. The shower I use now is just a shower, so I guess I do the Ashlee Simpson.
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I think I'm Janet Jackson, but I'm not sure. I just turn the water on, and move to the back of the stall before the first blast hits. Then I wait a few seconds and move into the spray.

BTW, Quite possibly the best poll options I've ever seen. Kudos!
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Turn on the water, shut the shower door, let it warm up, stick hand in, adjust temp, then get in.
But you're right, your hands are a little less sensitive, I believe, than other places, so you might still get a jolt. If I had to, I'd get in, aim the showerhead away from me till it gets the right temp.
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<---- Ashlee Simpson

Did I just say that?
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When I was younger, it was Godzilla all the way. It was the only way I could ever wake up Sometimes I wouldn't even turn the hot water on at all.

Now I am a big wuss, just call me Ashlee. Cold water hurts
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Ashlee Simpson for me as well.
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I'm a Janet. I usually aim it down to my feet and move to the back. It takes but 2 seconds to warm up, but yeah, I dread that cold shocker. Methinks this is a good way to really wake up, but I don't like it.
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Count me in as an Ashlee.

This may be the single largest incidence of Otters identifying with Ashlee Simpson . . . and I doubt we will ever see it again.
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As much as I wanted to say Jenna Jameson, I'm going to have to go with Ashlee Simpson .
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Ashlee Simpson for me.
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I have one of those shower thingies with the cable that you can move all around, so I just point it towards the wall away from me
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I'm Godzilla; I don't mind a cold shower and in fact, I kinda like it.
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i get in, turn the shower head away from me, then once it gets warm, i turn it back towards me.
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I'm Janet Jackson and sometimes Alshee Simpson.
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