Discovering culture significance in hygiene and social graces
One of my first instances of conforming to Czech culture due to necessity was learning to shower seated in the bathtub. I didn’t have time to reflect on how odd it was or how nice a stand-up shower would feel as I accidently doused the bathroom floor with water. I needed to change my habits and pronto. I sat down, pointed the nozzle into the tub and attempted to keep the water’s arc within the confines of the tub. The technique didn’t come naturally and even after practice there were still occasions when I had to sacrifice a clean towel to mop the mess.