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Freaky Friday: Hit The Showers

by Richard

The hardest part, you see, was getting someone to test it.

There are times on when people send stuff here to Spacious Dude Manor and ask me to try them out and talk about them here on the blog. Why anyone is interested in my opinion I couldn’t tell you. Perhaps marketing people just wake up on the wrong side of their respective beads on occasion or drink too much or get allowed to use the company mail room without supervision.

Whatever the reason, I recently received a supply of something called Qwik Shower Gyn Class Wipes. Yep, it’s a shower in a tiny tinfoil package. And no I’m not kidding.

I went into this with more than a little trepidation. I figured they’d be sending some sort of repackaged baby wipes and, FSM knows, I’ve seen enough of those in my lifetime to last me the rest of my lifetime. But, and I know this will come as a shock to you, I was wrong.

But let me back up a bit. As I said, the hardest part of this was finding someone on whom I could rely to test these things. Hyper Lad, being 11 and a boy, was right out. I asked him to try them at school after he had his PE equivalent, during which he’s running around, playing football and generally getting grimy. He just laughed. I had to laugh with him. I mean, this is a kid who, if I don’t get on his case will wear the same clothes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On longer vacations, I have to remember to make him shower or a voracious funk starts following him around.

Zippy the Monkey Boy and Sarcasmo both sneered and turned me down. Being older teenagers, they couldn’t admit their personal hygiene was anything less than perfect at all times. When I brought up the number of times I’d had to remind them to put on deodorant in the past they just looked at me and slowly shook their heads.

And so it fell to me. Who ever thought, when I was growing up, that I would come to be the cleanest male in the house? I always figured that would fall to the dogs, but nope.

Anyway. I did try these out, these Qwik Showers. They come in these nice, convenient foil packages that allowed me to carry them around in my back pocket, so good thing there. I took one along with me to the Y and kept it in the locker. Normally after I work out, I scuttle on home as quickly as possible to take a shower. This time, I simply ripped into the Qwik Shower package and got to work wiping down.

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I’d been afraid they would smell medicinal, but they actually had a pleasant odor, much like my pits did after I used them. There weren’t any unpleasant greasy feels after I used it and, yes, I actually did smell better. I hasten to add, though, that this wasn’t something designed to simply cover up odor. It eats up the dirt and smells and spits out clean. Although I’ll also hasten to add it’s a better process than I just made it sound there.

I quite liked the Qwik Shower wipe down. It was quick. It worked. And it left me smelling pretty good. Not to mention they’re pretty inexpensive: 1 for $1, 10 for $7, 50 for $29 and 100 for $49. A pretty good deal.

According to some information I got sent along with the wipes, you dudes can also use Quik Showers to help raise money for your schools or organizations. By partnering with Qwik Shower, you can get 10 percent back for PTAs, booster clubs or other non-profit organizations. Good produce and it seems like they’re good people.

All in all, I thought it was a nice piece of work. In fact, I got a couple of extras left over and I plan to keep them. I’m having shoulder surgery later this month, which means I’ll be out of the shower for days at a time. I have a feeling these Qwik Showers are going to come in handy.

I’d definitely give this a high recommendation. If you can get your little dudes to use them, or if you need them for yourself to keep in your workout bag, I’d say go ahead and do it. Well worth it.

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