The issue of straight shower curtain rods causing terrible problems to innocent people by allowing a wet plastic curtain to attack them during a shower is no laughing matter. Especially when a bowed shower curtain rod could correct the whole situation.
We must think of ways to avoid this problem: Let’s say you are booking a room in a hotel… Do you have a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, breakfast, hot tub, allow pets? Then, Do your rooms have straight or bowed shower curtain rods? This is one of the most important questions a person can ask.
Or, you are going to visit your Aunt Olivia in Kansas. In a very sensitive and discreet way you need to find out what kind of shower curtain she might have. If she is cell phone savvy… ask her to send a photo. If she is still on a push button landline out there in Kansas…Tell her… you are just curious… or she might think you are crazy or something.
Think of sly ways to ask about shower curtains wherever you may travel. Such as: I love bathroom photos… would you have a photo of yours? I collect shower photos… would you mind if I take one of yours? You are such a decorator… could I see some of your ideas about bathrooms? Or, if you are on good terms… you might just say, “We are only going to be there 11 days or so…so we probably won’t need to take a shower.” Or… sure would like to get a picture of your little doggie in or around the shower area… Or, looking for ideas about lighting in bathrooms… could I see your ideas? Or, Bill is so weird about his showers…. Do you happen to have a picture of your guest bath shower? Love ya, Marlene. This could prevent a lot of heartache.
No, really, this could happen.
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Jesus