Saturday, August 12, 2006

Slap It Up Da Wall

My sister-in-law taught me something useful the other day.

Kids tend to slip a lot in the bathtub. There's a danger that they might bang their heads and drown. So when giving them a bath, you put a rubber mat in the tub. It sticks in place with a myriad rubber suckers, and it keeps the kids from slipping. But where do you store it afterwards? We've had ours clumsily folded on top of the washing machine for years.

My sis-in-law just sticks the the mat onto the tiles above the bathtub!

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Blogger Candy Minx said...

This is a terrific place to store the mat...except what about mould build up? Is it just my own fear of the sneaky growing mould? I always thought to store the mat open air so it dries out under those suction cups...?

I love this photo though, hilarious!

12 August, 2006 13:57  
Blogger Karen said...

Hi Martin!!! I was directed to your site through a link on Alun's Archaeoastronomy site. I too took part in the 20 comments Wednesday thingy although I did mine on Thursday and only made 19. It's so hard finding good blogs!!!

I read through a couple of your posts and your's is a blog I'm definately going to check in on regularly. Although I'm not "using it", I have a B.A. in Archaeology and find your website (and Alun's) very interesting.

I'll admit that I don't know much about Scandanavian archaeology - the focus of my study was North American prehistory/lithics. However, I'm looking forward to learning more by reading your blog. Keep up the good work!

PS: That's what we used to do with out bath mat as well! ALthough we stored it on the back wall rather than the side (although I doubt it makes a difference...)

12 August, 2006 14:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Icky! How ever will it dry out on the back that way? I just fold it over the bath tub, the short side to the wall. It's not in the way and all the little rubbery suction thingies get to breath.

12 August, 2006 17:11  
Anonymous Albert Hofmann said...

Mould is good for you.

12 August, 2006 20:27  
Blogger Martin said...

The mat is in pretty heavy use, so there's little time for any mould to grow. Besides, fungi such as mould need oxygen to live. And there's very little oxygen in a compressed suction cup or in a bathtub full of water.

Karen: Many thanks for your kind words! Hope you'll enjoy the blog. I don't really know anything about US archaeology, though I lived in Connecticut for two years as a kid. I do remember the local museum, with Native American skulls perforated by flint arrowheads...

12 August, 2006 20:58  

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