The Misery Bath

This may not be a terribly popular bath – and I hope it’s not – but it’s certainly one I’ve taken. This differs from the Relaxing Bath, the point of which is to cheer yourself up and let the crap day you’ve had swirl down the drain with the bath water, in that a Misery Bath is not intended to make you feel any better. The Misery Bath is something you run when you’re absolutely and completely down in the dumps (like if for reasons you don’t want to talk about, you had to cancel wedding limousine services), and you kind of just want to stay that way. It could also be called the Self-Pity Bath, or the Given Up on Life Bath, or perhaps even the Apathy Bath.

Sometimes, you just want to wallow, and what better place to do this than in the bathroom, where no one is going to bother you. If you live with anyone, be it a significant other, your family, roommates, whatever, they’ll likely have a tendency to try to talk to you when you’re down in the dumps. Sometimes this is the last thing in the world you want. Sometimes, you just want to be left alone with your misery. Sometimes, my friend, you need a Misery Bath.

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