I decided late one morning, I was finished taking showers.
Fifteen minutes everyday was adding up to hours.
Scrubbing, cleansing, rinsing, drying—every single day.
I’d cut it down to once a month and save some time that way.
The 1st week went by quickly and you couldn’t even tell.
The 2nd week was trickier—my hair began to smell.
Week 3 presented problems, I was itchy as can be.
Week 4 was just disgusting, and my friends all hated me.
Still I felt accomplished, I was saving tons of time.
So what if I’m a stink machine…is smelling bad a crime?
Well one day I had had enough of never taking showers.
I took one, and to clean myself took 27 hours!!!
— Tiffany Strelitz Haber
Reprinted by permission of the author.