A Twitter thread has gone viral for pointing out how ads for bathtub trays are nothing like how people bathe in real life

Shutterstock.comNo one needs this many flowers in their bath.
  • A Twitter thread showing a selection of bathtub tray adverts has gone viral.
  • Classical pianist Sharon Su noticed that the bath trays in adverts were loaded with some pretty strange items.
  • These included coffee and wine on the same tray, cheese, perfume, a hotdog, and cocktails.
  • “I am apparently bathing all wrong and will rectify this immediately,” Su concluded.

Coffee, wine, an iPad, a salad, perfume, cheese – these are all things women bathe with, according to a selection of bathtub tray adverts.

Classical pianist Sharon Su noticed the bizarre imagery accompanying the trays’ marketing material, and put some of her favourites together in a Twitter thread.

The thread has since gone viral, racking up more than 5,000 retweets and 20,000 likes at the time of writing.

Highlights include one woman enjoying both a glass of red wine and a latte, one with half a bottle of perfume and an ice blue cocktail, and another with two phones, an iPad, a cheeseboard, and both red and white wine all on one tray.

“In short I have learned that I am apparently bathing all wrong and will rectify this immediately,” Su concluded.

Naturally, people were quick to critique the ridiculous nature of the bath tray photos.

“Nothing like that refreshing blend of stimulant and depressant,” one person said in reference to the unusual wine/coffee combination.

“Rookie mistake is to make the latte art BEFORE getting in the bath,” said another.


One person shared a photo of what her bathtub tray actually looked like, which was covered in LEGO.

Meanwhile, another defied the need for a tray at all, saying: “Styrofoam take out containers float.”

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