Yep. I’m so good at it.
Most people when taking a shower, get the water temperature just right before hopping in. Especially when you are in a hotel and not as familiar with the faucet. Oh not me. I jumped in when I thought it was good.
First, it was a little too cold. So I leaned toward the faucet making it hotter. Too hot. So leaned again. INTO the stream of now scalding hot water. My poor left side of my head got the brunt of the stream.
I’m writing this a day later and scheduling it for yesterday but my head still feels hot. And achy.
Googling any combination of “scalding hot water hits head” directs you to faucet buying websites and blogs about people who got burned while COOKING. Clearly showering and getting scalded is not an event that many people ask questions about. Probably because it doesn’t happen to many people.
April 5th, 2011 at 12:58 pm
Not just me! It happens to others too.
I finally found something similar to what happened to me and I totally agree with this blogger. Why, oh, WHY, is the shower knobs where you have to lean through the water to change them. Especially in a hotel room where you are unfamiliar with the settings.
May 24th, 2011 at 3:06 pm
The faucet controls should be on the outside of the shower, or at least on the other side of the stall.