A Totalitarian Shower

Norm Geras longs for the old days:

You see, in your old-fashioned type of shower, you can apply soap to the various parts of your body and the soap stays there long enough for you to spread it about in cleansing movements, before allowing the water to wash it away. Not this shower, however. The billion side jets are taking the soap down into the watery below before you have a chance to use it. As quickly as you soap it on, just so quickly is it washed away.