Why the hell aren't there free public showers?
How are you supposed to say you care what happens to the homeless if you aren't providing this service? We're at a point where "not getting hired for hygiene" is just code for "we don't hire people who aren't financially stable enough already to have their own private hygiene facilities".


@V From what I've heard, the major issue is sanitation - even in very regularly cleaned places that have showers (eg pools/aquatic centres) there are serious issues with the spread of fungal and bacterial pathogens.

And apparently it's not solved by more frequent cleaning; even showers with automated cleaning cycles after each patron have issues with eradicating pathogens completely.

(Though, I honestly do wonder if there's such a thing as a pathogen-free shower. Like, anywhere.)

@dartigen @V perhaps it would be worth doing some sort of allotment whereby one can claim a specific shower for their sole use - though i imagine such a system would be rather expensive and inefficient...wait

that's just regular showers, isn't it?

@snailerotica @V Yup, sounds like it :/ but with a robot that just sprays soapy water and then hot water and uses a fan to dry everything and calls it clean (as opposed to a human who can clean it properly and use different approaches to remove mould, soap scum, etc)

Unfortunately, because human cleaners would have to be paid, most cities won't do it unless the showers are paid access...which doesn't solve the issue at all.

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