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It’s not a footwash!

Bathrooms are cultural.  My first day in Argentina, I went to the bathroom – what is that?  A bidet.  I had no idea.  I decided it was a footwash.  I had never seen it before in my life.  Months later in the bathroom I saw someone using it and “oh, my gosh, it’s not a footwash!”

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I flooded the bathroom trying to figure out how the shower worked. 

I didn’t want to ask!  But the Dutch have the toilet room and a bathroom.  It was a rebuilt farmhouse.  There was something wrong with the drain, and you had to pick up the drain and I didn’t know that.

I was trying to get the water to come out of the shower, so I couldn’t figure that out either.  By the time I got out of the shower I realized there was no edge – little lip of the floor – it was a straight floor all the way across, and I got out and the rest of the bathroom was flooded.   I was so embarrassed!  I was mortified for a few minutes.

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