Lisa doesn’t like prudishness. Self-imposed embarrassment for sheer embarrassment’s sake has no place to her, and thus the general behaviour of Brits in changing rooms, saunas, and suchlike annoys the bejesus out of her.
Personally I have no problem with it. There are only five showerheads in the communal shower area at the local leisure centre, but no matter how busy it gets in there, I never have to wait for a shower. More often than not, people will go home still in their workout clothes and get showered and changed there. When there are actual, other people present in the changing room/shower area, they will wait until you’re finished in the showers before going in.
Seriously. I have no idea how these people would cope with an onsen.
We went to London today to sort out Lisa’s passport renewal. Leaving the embassy, I offered to help a woman who was trying to control her infant son plus manouevre a two-child stroller (filled to capacity with additional daughters) by helping her lift the stroller down the stairs.
Nice story? Nice story.
Then we happened to walk along the same street behind her, and then into the very same shop she went into (which Lisa also wanted to visit). I’m going to have to sotp helping people out before I end up facing a restraining order.
On a side note, I still hate London. I hate the prevailing attitude of “oh it’s such a busy place there’s no time for courtesy” that means I regularly end up having to dodge people who are simply too important to move a step to one side to avoid running into their fellow pedestrians. Got elbowed in the spine a couple of times as people “brushed” past, enough for me to start sticking out a foot every time it happened. Petty? Yes. Satisfying? Hell, yes.
Finally – CSI season 9.
Yes, I know we’re well behind the CSI curve, but there’s been so much else to watch and, to be honest, we don’t watch things with any regularity.
Got to give it to Grissom, he knows how to leave the show. Stricken with ennui, losing his focus, no longer sure about his future and desperately missing his gap-toothed self-righteous nightmare girlfriend, he decides to leave the lab…right after doing that dominatrix one last time.
Laurence Fishburne is great, simply by dint of being Laurence Fishburne.