The perfect showerhead.Submitted by ilikesteak at 2012-09-18 16:41:05 EDT
Rating: 1.42 on 20 ratings (32 reviews) (Review this item) (V)
I finally found it. Beautiful, simple, and chrome. It fits every description and every requirement I have for an object to consider it perfect (There's a much larger list than just those three, and the chrome is just a nice touch) and it's average flow rate is only 2.5 gallons per-minute. Yes, I know it's not ADA compliant, and it isn't WaterSense certified, but that's just another massive scam to generate revenue in exchange for a little bonus marketing and advertizing footnote under the guise of righteous morality and environmental care. Seriously, fuck those people.
So many people only look at the size of the face, the number of settings, if it has interchangeable accessories, and so much useless information. They need to look at the spray diameter at specific distances, the nozzle velocity based on a predetermined gallon per minute ratio, the focus area, the spray/mist ratio, and so many other important categories.
I understand if you have a handheld head attached to a five foot hose with a "massage" setting for masturbation purposes, but if you don't have it installed in addition to a proper head, then you already know that I hate you because you're stupid. This isn't about the handheld/wallmount debate. Everybody worth talking to already knows that the issues caused without a definite fixed position can be eliminated with proper mounting (Although I do prefer the traditional style. That hose freaks me out if it touches me and I'm not paying attention while I wash my back. It's the worst possible crossover between the feeling that you're about to be raped in the shower, and the knowledge that HAL 9000 and Skynet are dominant sadomasochists.)
I'm a firm believer that nice things make people better, and these nice things all have different quality brackets. These things make you better and happier on a seemingly subconscious level, and improve your overall quality of life. If you own a nice knife set and you take care of it then you don't add the stress of struggling to cut a piece of meat during dinner. If you own a shop fan in stead of a simple box fan, it gives you better air circulation in your house, which means you don't need to turn your air conditioning on as high or as often. There's an entire subculture of people who already know about these things, but probably aren't aware of the scope of this kind of theory.
The next time you're in a better person's home, take a good look around. I don't mean the people who simply make more money, or are happy about their newest trophy they bought to make them feel like their lives aren't being wasted and that they'll mean something to somebody if their objects are shiny enough. I mean a genuinely better person, who's naturally happy and does all the nice and positive things that you can barely force yourself to put up with of their own free will. See if there's something that stands out, and let me know if you know of anything that's in it's own privileged bracket.
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