Here's the bizzare story of the Indian man who went 33 days without taking a shower
At one point or another in our lives, we've all had days when we've entertained the idea of not taking a
He discussed his story on Reddit India and even answered any questions people might have about his 'unique' lifestyle choice.
“I went without a bath or shower from 11th November to 14th december. AMA! I also went through those 33 days with only two underpants. EDIT: This was in South coastal Karnataka,” he wrote.
Elaborating on the reason behind his unique choice, he said:
"Well, I live in a hostel and am lazy. You see, a bath for me is more like a chore here. Since the shower only spews cold water in an incredibly narrow column, I have to fill bucket(s) of hot water from a faucet outside the room. I also tend to think “I might as well wash some clothes while I’m bathing” since I could save some laundry money while doing so. It seems like too much work."
Then came the most dreaded question- What about body odour?
"How did I deal with BO? I soaped my pits every 3-4 days or so. Baking soda and hand sanitizer cat as excellent anti-BO agents. they can keep me BO-free for about 6-7 hours. Couple that with deodorant, and was good to go for the entire day."
He also had added help in the form of fresh clothes and air conditioned surroundings.
He finally addressed the part about having wearing only two sets of underpants for over a month and we must warn you, his explanation was quite gross
"Initially, I started out with 5 pairs of underwear, of which one got lost in transit, one was so tattered with holes, I was embarrassed to hang it to dry in my room. one was worn out beyond use (the elastic has begun to show and not hold). So I was left with only two.
I usually wore a pair for a week- or until the stench had become overpowering or the stains and moisture felt gross. Then I inverted it and wore it for another week."
But, he finally took a shower on the 34th day because he had gone home for vacation and his mom would have “disowned” him if he hadn’t done the needful. Thank god for mothers, amirite?
"When I went back home, my mom refused to speak to me until I had a haircut and showered. When I came out, my skin was a shade or two lighter. While scrubbing all over with a new pumice stone I had, I saw there was a layer of dirt in some parts which was millimeters thick.”