I’m sure some of you have heard the phrase, “I’d drink her bathwater.” I finally decided to look up where this came from and I can’t find the origin, but I found plenty of examples of it used in songs.
“She’s so tuff, my knee’s a little rough
From crawlin’ on across her floor.
If she’d place an order I’d drink her bath water and
Not even use a chaser.”
ZZ Top – Decision or Collision
So, I’m just wondering how high were they when they came up with this shit? I mean, honestly….bathwater? Gross. Do you know what’s IN bathwater? Seriously, its dead skin, dirt from your pores, soap, sweat…I mean, its all the stuff you want to get OFF your body and now someone wants to drink it? Yes, I realize that its not meant to be taken quite so literally, but what kind of freaking compliment is that supposed to be? Furthermore, I’d love to say that this is primarily a male phrase, but noooooo….
“But I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldn’t love another
I can’t help it, you’re my kind of man “
No Doubt – Bathwater
Someone please explain to me how this is a compliment and why on earth anyone would want to drink bathwater or make that kind of comparison. I mean, let’s get real. Tell someone you love them so much, you’d wipe their ass if they got too fat or too old to do it themselves. Tell them that you’d build them a ramp if they ended up in a wheelchair. Tell someone that no matter how gross feet are, that you’d rub their feet if that’s what they really wanted. I mean, isn’t oral sex enough? Why do we need to drink dirty water?
Well, that’s my rant about that…here’s to love and CLEAN water!