Dutch expat confused by her Aussie boyfriend’s bizarre shower habit

A Dutch expat living in Sydney has been left baffled by her Australian boyfriend’s ‘unusual’ shower habit.

Evelien Langeveld moved from Amsterdam to Bondi in Sydney’s eastern suburbs after she quit her marketing job and booked a one-way ticket to Australia at the end of 2015.

And four years on, the 34-year-old woman has revealed one of her biggest culture shocks after she stumbled across an empty beer bottle sitting on top of a bathroom vanity in her boyfriend’s shower.

‘This is something I’ve never heard of before I came to Australia,’ the woman confessed in .

‘So I only recently started dating my boyfriend – he’s Aussie. When I was at his place for the first time, I went to the bathroom, I saw this… beer… in his bathroom. I’m like “why is there an empty beer bottle in your bathroom?”

 

 

A Dutch expat living in Australia has been left baffled by her Australian boyfriend's 'unusual' shower habit

A Dutch expat living in Australia has been left baffled by her Australian boyfriend's 'unusual' shower habit

The 34-year-old woman has revealed one of her biggest culture shocks after she stumbled across an empty beer bottle sitting on top of a bathroom vanity in her boyfriend's shower

The 34-year-old woman has revealed one of her biggest culture shocks after she stumbled across an empty beer bottle sitting on top of a bathroom vanity in her boyfriend's shower

Dutch expat Evelien Langeveld (pictured) living in Sydney’s Bondi has been left baffled by her Australian boyfriend’s ‘unusual’ shower habit

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Have you ever had a shower beer?

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‘He’s like “oh I just had a shower beer the other day”. I’m like ‘a shower beer?’ and he’s like “yeah, yeah, a shower beer”. A shower beer? What’s a shower beer?’

Her boyfriend cleared up her obvious confusion by explained the tradition involves enjoying a well-deserved beer in the shower after a hard day’s work.

‘He’s like “it’s really nice when you’ve had a long day, you worked outside in the cold and it was rainy. Then you get into the shower and it’s nice and hot, and you just have this nice, cold shower beer”,’ she recalled.

She said she couldn’t help but burst out laughing, saying: ‘Well I’ve never heard of this before.’

The 34-year-old moved from Amsterdam to Sydney's beachside suburb of Bondi after she quit her marketing job and booked a one-way ticket to Australia at the end of 2015

The 34-year-old moved from Amsterdam to Sydney's beachside suburb of Bondi after she quit her marketing job and booked a one-way ticket to Australia at the end of 2015

The 34-year-old moved from Amsterdam to Sydney’s beachside suburb of Bondi after she quit her marketing job and booked a one-way ticket to Australia at the end of 2015

Clearly confused, the woman questioned her boyfriend about the beer, to which he explained to her it involves enjoying a well deserved beer in the shower after a hard day's work

Clearly confused, the woman questioned her boyfriend about the beer, to which he explained to her it involves enjoying a well deserved beer in the shower after a hard day's work

Clearly confused, the woman questioned her boyfriend about the beer, to which he explained to her it involves enjoying a well deserved beer in the shower after a hard day’s work

The 34-year-old woman revealed one of her biggest culture shocks after she stumbled across an empty beer bottle sitting on top of a bathroom vanity in her boyfriend's shower (pictured with her boyfriend)

The 34-year-old woman revealed one of her biggest culture shocks after she stumbled across an empty beer bottle sitting on top of a bathroom vanity in her boyfriend's shower (pictured with her boyfriend)

The 34-year-old woman revealed one of her biggest culture shocks after she stumbled across an empty beer bottle sitting on top of a bathroom vanity in her boyfriend’s shower (pictured with her boyfriend)

‘It’s very Australian, like one of our best kept secrets,’ another person added, while one woman confirmed: ‘Hubby has a shower beer and I have a bath wine. It’s great.’

However, some Australians admitted they have never heard of a shower beer.

‘A first for me and I’m in Queensland,’ one said, while another added: ‘I’m Australian and I’ve never heard of this but people will drink beer anywhere so…’

And Australians are not the only ones who enjoy a shower beer after a long day.

Many people from around the world revealed they have been enjoying shower beers in their own countries, including Canada and New Zealand.

‘It’s a thing in Alberta, Canada. Been forever,’ one man said, while another added: ‘We have shower beers in Canada too.’

‘We do this in New Zealand too. I’m a big fan of a shower snack,’ one said, while another revealed: ‘My New Zealand partner does the same thing. There’s even empty bottles under the bathroom sink.’

Others explained that shower beers are basically a ‘bloke’s version of a bath wine’ for women, while some insisted ‘shower beers are life changing’.

 

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