Because if you don’t scrub down, and the shower police don’t happen to catch you because they’re looking the other way, the Icelanders squeal on you. The terrified tourist issue aside, there were a couple of things in the report that I found really fascinating, and that I hadn’t ever really thought about.
And, presumably, so is the strict enforcement by the shower police.
You see, Iceland is one of the most geneticially pure countries in the world.
I mean, heck, how many Icelandic immigrants have you met? A country of 300,000, I decided to do some research of my own and sure enough, I found stories that supported the outrageous claims of my coworker.
One is that you don’t talk to strangers when you’re naked.
[Not always adhered to – I can think of several instances when I’ve had conversations with strangers in the shower while we were scrubbing.] Another is that you don’t look. Except maybe just a passing glance out of absolute necessity, like so that you don’t bump into them and knock them over.