THE BAD OLD DAYS

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Europeans in the Middle Ages, used urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery…if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”

But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They “didn’thave a pot to pee in” and were the lowest of the low, except for those who didn’t have a pot to pee in and did not have a window to throw out the piss in the pot that they did not have.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell . .. . brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”


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