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Twitter thread roasts bathtub tray ads for women

'Love sitting in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a [checks notes] small undressed salad.'


Eilish O'Sullivan

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 4:20 pm CDT

A bathroom tray advertisement prompted a slew of tweets from a woman who used dripping sarcasm set the record straight about what a woman’s bathtub time really looks like.

The advertisement that started it all seems to come from RoyalCraft Wood, a company that specializes in wood products. The ad depicts a woman gleefully sitting in a candlelit bathtub drinking both a latte and a glass of wine while a tiny flower pot rests on the tray.

“The people who manufacture bathtub trays seem to have no idea what women actually do in the bath and I find that strangely comforting,” Sharon Su wrote on Twitter, beginning a hilarious thread of all the bathtub tray ads that got it so very wrong.

Another ad depicts a woman sitting in a rose petal-filled bubble bath, sipping on a glass of wine while eating a small salad.

“Love sitting in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a [checks notes] small undressed salad,” Su continued.

“You know it’s not a complete bath without a glass of red wine, a tiny latte, and an empty mug. Ambience brought to you by a phone video of a woman playing a ukulele and a handful of rose petals where your undressed salad normally goes,” she added.

Su also pointed out that painting nails while eating cornflakes is extremely unrealistic, if not outright impossible.

“As a woman, I enjoy painting my nails in the bathtub while simultaneously grabbing handfuls of cornflakes, reading about global warning, and watching people playing lady and the tramp with a giant sandwich,” Su wrote.

“This company has figured out what women really want while bathing: half a bottle of j’adore perfume to continually spray while nomming on cherries and sipping an electric blue cocktail,” she wrote.

In another ad, a woman is sitting in a bubble bath, accompanied by a random assortment of way too much food.

“The EXCESS in this photo! White AND red wine! Green AND purple grapes! Eight kinds of cheese! And the piece de resistance…not one, but TWO phones,” Su wrote.

“Look if you’re not chowing down on waffles and hot dogs while gazing at stock photography of the ocean then what are you even doing,” Su wrote.

Su concluded her thread with a plot twist: She’s the one who has been bathing wrong this whole time.


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*First Published: Mar 25, 2019, 7:21 pm CDT