Dancing, drinking beer and eating biscuits are among the things Brits get up to – in the SHOWER, it has emerged.
Researchers found two thirds of us are self-confessed ‘shower multi-taskers’ who take the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and get something else done amid the cascading water.
1 Researchers found two thirds of us are self-confessed ‘shower multi-taskers’ who take the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and get something else done amid the cascading waterCredit: Getty – Contributor
Three in 10 adults brush their teeth as part of their regular routine, while four in 10 use the time to give the shower or bath a quick clean.
According to the study one in three said they crack on with other jobs as they feel ‘bored’ if all they do is wash and rinse off.
Going to the toilet, having sex and even taking a phone call are among the other ‘tasks’ adults have been known to undertake while showering.
Of those polled, 12 per cent admit to having made a life changing decision while lathering up.
And more than a third of adults said they don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done, so prefer to multi-task in the shower instead.
A spokesman for Triton Showers, which conducted the study of 2,000 adults who shower, said: “The shower room is clearly so much more than an area simply designated for washing.
“Busy Brits are opting to eat, drink and even go on social media when showering – because they are time-strapped and therefore try to juggle lots of tasks all at once.”
The study found almost one in 10 have taken to washing an item of clothing in the shower, while 43 per cent sing along to music.
Listening to an audio book, watching a TV show on a tablet and even washing a pet also take place in the shower room.
It also emerged the average shower takes just under nine minutes, with multi-taskers saving more than 10 minutes a week by getting some ‘jobs’ done in the water.
Just under half of Brits say they use showering as their time to think – although for 28 per cent of men this means thinking about sex.
Whereas women are twice as likely as men to plan an outfit for the day or weekend, than think about getting frisky.
It also emerged one in five adults contemplate the meaning of life while they’re having a scrub.
The study also found that even in the bathroom, food is still very much in the front of minds.
More than half of adults admitted they use the time to think about what they need on their next food shop, or what they’ll cook for dinner.
Nearly half think their life is just too busy and 62 per cent say their time in the cubicle is their only chance to switch off.
One in 20 adults polled via OnePoll.com escape to the shower to eat as it’s the only place their children won’t come to pinch their food, and 15 per cent admit they can have longer in bed if they have their morning cuppa or shave while showering.
The spokesman for Triton Showers added: “It seems Brits think nothing of multi-tasking in the shower, for many respondents it has become a normal part of everyday life.
“And it makes sense to use the time wisely – although it is worrying to think people are using gadgets such as phones, tablets and shavers in such close proximity to water.”
TOP 20 SHOWER TASKS
1. Sing along to some music2. Clean the shower/bath area3. Shave4. Brush your teeth5. Do a wee6. Have sex7. Make a life changing decision8. Have a dance9. Take a phone call10. Wash an item of clothing11. Do some exercise12. Do some stretching/yoga exercises13. Listen to an audiobook14. Have a beer15. Watch a TV show on a tablet16. Have a cup of coffee17. Have a cup of tea18. Wash a pet19. Eat a biscuit20. Go on social media