I am not sure why bidets are not as embraced in the US as they are in other parts of the world. Frankly, I was quite excited I had 2, one in each bathroom. The bidet allure is a mystery for Americans and their popularity has not quite caught on. They seem to be a luxury item we enjoy while traveling yet are not ready to embrace at home. People here in Italy don't discuss their bidets or what they are used for.....certainly not a topic for a dinner conversation.
Because we all know what it's meant for.
Though this made me start thinking that if it had different uses , perhaps it would be more acceptable to discuss at parties. Because it takes up a good portion of my bathroom, it should justify its space with more practical uses on a daily basis. Maybe Americans may look at the bidet in a whole new light.
When my dog comes in from playing in the mud, a quick paw clean.
To store my fresh fish, before they are cooked on the grill.
If only I had a grill.
An ice bucket for a party, if I ever have a party.
Soak my paws after a long day of sightseeing.
Give Stella a much needed bath or just have her sit and look cute.
Wash my friends hair for no apparent reason.
Or my very hairy Barbie dolls.
Or just make a decorating statement with this orchid, and submit to House and Garden Magazine.
The more I think about it, having 2 bidets is a bit excessive when I am in desperate need of space in my bathroom. I am giving up a lot for this little dry toilet. I could put in a whirlpool bathtub or a walk-in glass shower.
Or most importantly, a clothes dryer. Why does every bathroom need a bidet ?
I'll be thinking of that when I drag my wet clothes out to the backyard to hang up and dry...and pass by my orchid sitting in the bidet.