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Old 01-16-2020, 01:04 AM
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I slept in the bathtub on one memorable occasion when the hotel we were staying in had a broken heater. It blasted heat into our room all night. We complained to management, but there were no other rooms, and they refused to turn off the heater. I ended up sleeping in the bath tub because it was the coolest place in the room. We checked out as soon as it was light out.
Old 01-16-2020, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bear_Nenno View Post
That's always been the sleeping hierarchy as I've known it. I can see passing out drunk in other places like billiards tables, and even a bathtub I suppose. But the idea of purposely utilizing a tub as a place for guests to sleep? That's just so alien to me.
That's one of the two ways I've seen it in media: when the people involved were drunk and slept over. There's often the biggest partier in the tub.

The other is just falling asleep while actually taking a bath, which is what the first few posts seemed to be about, and what I assumed the question would be about.

For the record--no. I've never been in my tub without water. And while I have been tired in the tub before, I find it very difficult to sleep face up. I'm a side or belly sleeper.

I have slept in a recliner, though. And I turn on my side to do it.
Old 01-16-2020, 11:19 AM
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I've fallen asleep in the bath. I wouldn't want to try to make a bed in the bath - seems a bit restrictive for body position.
I'd rather sleep on the floor (which I have actually done many times) or even the bathroom floor (which I have not really done, except for once - the last time I got drunk, about 15 years ago)
Old 01-16-2020, 11:46 AM
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Back in my college days, it was SOP to literally throw drunk, vomity people into the dorm showers, or the bathtub if it was someone's house, and more often than not they'd wake up there sometime in the morning.

No, it wasn't particularly smart, but then again at the time, neither were we.
Old 01-16-2020, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by flatlined View Post
I was this idiot 3 times. (Idiot for allowing my paper white skin to be exposed to that much sun, not for the vinegar/bathtub thing.)
Yeah I was in my lower 20's and thought it would be fun to go to the beach for a day. Didn't seriously consider sunblock, it was partly cloudy anyway. Big mistake, I'm a big proponent of sunblock now, even if I don't always trust the ingredients it's better than getting skin cancer.
Old 01-17-2020, 08:24 AM
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sure … i've slept in bathtubs … it was a beckoning refuge for the debilitative migraines i used to suffer. they(bathtubs) tend to be cooler 'n quieter than the surrounding environment. was either the tub or the closet. it should be noted my height is just over 6' … so, fetal was the only appropriate position.
at one point in time, i was offered a wooden scīpiō (handstaff) … after a time, i slowly 'n methodically whittled that cane down … until it became one ginormous toothpick.

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:39 AM
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I remember seeing old movies, shows, and comics where men slept in bathtubs because their wives were angry at them or because they were crowded out of other sleeping spots. I never knew of anyone really doing this, and was skeptical as a kid, so I tried it then and remember it was way worse than just sleeping on the floor.

One show I can remember seeing it recently is "Are You Being Served," in the episode where Mrs. Slocombe sets up house in the store, and the rest of the staff stay there during a transit strike. I think it was the oldest salesman who slept in the bathtub, saying something about how his wife had gotten him used to it.
Old 01-18-2020, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bob++ View Post
I once slept on a billiard table. I will gloss over the circumstances but it was that or share a bed with a rather drunk friend. Back in the day, billiard tables were the 'normal' alternative rather than baths.
I slept on a bumper pool table in my friend's basement once.

As far as bathtubs go, I don't even think I can fit in mine. I've never used it. I only use the standing shower in my bedroom.

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Old 01-18-2020, 10:40 PM
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Good and bad memories came back.

Good. As a kid I used to like lying in the filled tub (actually a 4'x4' furo, Japanese soaking tub) and read comics there. For some reason, I never did it completely naked, always wearing my underwear. Good thing too since my parents once took a picture of me without my knowing.

Bad. I've talked abut this before. My Dad would lock me in the shower/tub room (it had two 4'x4' sections, one for washing and the other for soaking and a door which was locked from the outside? WTF DAD!) after stripping me naked, whipping me with his belt and turning the cold shower on me. I'd curl up and sleep there for what seemed hours (oh, it was nearly pitch black too!), though my Mom always let me out after Dad left (though he sometimes came back home for round two). An hour or so before he came home, I'd sometimes have to strip and go back there (where I'd usually fall asleep again) to make it seem like I was there all day. Oh, I'd often bang my head against the wall in an attempt to knock myself out!
Old Yesterday, 11:45 PM
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yes, a few times in a hotel room on vacation with parents when I was 13, 14 years old. My Stepdad snored so loud I went in the bathroom shut the door and tried to sleep in the tub.
Old Today, 02:30 AM
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One old movie that has someone sleeping in a bathtub: I Was a Male War Bride. Cary Grant sleeps in a bathtub when he and his new wife (who have yet to consummate the marriage) have to spend their wedding nights in a friend's cramped apartment.

“What an awful place for a faucet!”
“My back!”

I can't think of other old movies, but a common movie set-up was the married couple whose Murphy bed is in a small studio apartment. They fight, and one storms off to sleep in the bath tub. Or the unmarried couple in the same setting: he sleeps in the tub so as to avoid violating moral standards by sharing the room.


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