Now this very quick post means no disrespect to my girlfriend (or previous girlfriends) as she take great care of me on many levels. In fact, this is props to her and other similar girls out there that take care of the things that guys like me will never do on their own.
As I look around my apartment, I notice very quickly that there are numerous things that make it a better place that I had nothing to do with picking out, purchasing, hanging up, thinking about, or doing. They are things like drapes, shower curtains, table cloths, fake plants, coasters, bathmats, nice towels, nice pillows, and other general knick knacks that I would never even think to buy -- but they make my life better.
When I first moved in to my apartment, I had an argument/discussion with the girl I was dating at the time over the need for a shower curtain. My opinion was that the shower curtain liner I found at Wal Mart for $3.99 was plenty barrier between the inside of my shower and the rest of the world. I didn't understand the need for a $25 second layer that seemed to do little more than make my bathroom slightly more attractive (to her). Long story short, after debating the point for a bit, I ended up with a floral print shower curtain (under protest) that she found and put up. In the end....it made things better.
The above incident was over 2 years ago, and last night I underwent my third shower curtain related upgrade and it is the best one yet. After the current girl bought me a new shower curtain this past Christmas, she went added a new clear liner to the mix recently, and what a difference. It is clear, it is clean, and wouldn't you know...it makes a huge difference in my shower experience. How do girls think of this stuff? Brilliant.