I’m happy to report that I am one of the few exceptions to the ‘degeneration with age’ rule. Like a fine wine, I have gained subtlety and depth with the passage of time. I have also learned some interesting, if seemingly irrelevant, facts. One such pearl of wisdom is that the average bath holds 320 litres of water. That is about 84 gallons in American.
This puts me in mind of the story about the chap who, suffering from a skin rash, went to the doctor. The doctor gave him some tonic and told him to take two teaspoons of it after a warm bath. A week later, the patient returned. His skin rash worse. The doctor asked him if he took the tonic. He replied “No, I couldn’t do it Doctor. Sure, I couldn’t even finish drinking the bath.”
Possibly, I may be wrong about the wisdom piece above because I managed to work my way through a bath and a half of wine. All in the cause of making a Notice Board for my friend G. He had mentioned that along with his burgeoning young family, came a certain amount of disorganisation in the kitchen and he was in need of a notice board. I offered to make one using wine corks.
In what appears to me an embarrassingly brief period, I had amassed the 576 required to complete the project. 576! That means 576 bottles of wine. That is 432 litres or 114 gallons American. I can hear you tut-tutting from here. In my defense and unlike my Sunday night bath, I shared most of the wine with others, honestly.
I was pleased with the final outcome. After we made it, I had a bath, all 320 litres of it.