Monday, November 05, 2007

The foot washer

LO came upstairs this morning to talk to PHD (who being retired, was still asleep in bed!) I noticed that her nails needed to be cut and so I told her to come into the bathroom with me. I guess I have never realized that she has never been in the bathroom upstairs. She came in the bathroom and exclaimed, "Wow! You have a foot washer in here!" I was like, "Huh?" And then I realized that she was looking at the bidet.

(I don't know why I am never ready for these moments. And is it bad that this bathroom post made me think of Jack?)

So I replied, "That's not a foot washer - that's where you shave your legs." I could hear PHD laughing as he overheard the conversation. And I can already picture it now...one day she'll be married and her husband will find her shaving her legs in the bidet. Lovely.

5 comments:

Hila said...

Oy. Hilarious, but oy. For what it's worth, I know plenty of young adults (my age range--21-25) who don't really understand what a bidet is, either. So maybe LO's future husband will think she is right? ;-)

Kol Ra'ash Gadol said...

Actually, I think that's an excellent use for a bidet.
:)

The Babka Nosher said...

It took me many years to figure out what the weird, seatless toilet in my aunt's bathroom was for!

Jack's Shack said...

I would have told her it is water fountain for dogs.

Rivster said...

This is no joke. When I went to Europe for the first time (I was 11 years old at the time), I saw a bidet for the first time and asked our hosts what it was. Bewildered, they stated that it was to wash one's feet.

Fast forward 20 years -- I was in Germany on a Rabbinic mission and mentioned to my dad how I loved a hotel that provided weary travellers with a way to refresh their feet.

Don't think I'd seen him that speechless...ever!