One of the supreme pleasures of my life - a HOT shower.
However my niece takes the award for HOT showers. One morning she arrived at my house after she'd worked a double shift as a nurse. I was leaving the house and she was going to wait for me til I returned and then we'd go shopping. I told her to use the shower if she wanted, curl up on the bed, and get some sleep til I got back. Apparently (I say apparently because I wasn't there) she turned on the shower, stepped in and was busy lathering when my house fire alarm went off and scared the h___ out of her. The phone rang and it was the monitoring company asking for my password which of course she didn't know.
"Sorry, honey," the operator said "I am going to have to send the Fire Department." She pleaded with her: "I'm the niece, don't send the Fire Department. I'm just taking a shower, the house isn't on fire." When the firemen showed up, axes in hand, ready to chop down my front door, my niece saved the day by opening the door in a just a towel ready with a full explanation.
She told me later they seemed all HOT under the collar for being called out. She wondered if I'd get in trouble for having them come out for no reason. I assured her I wasn't in trouble and neither was she. I apologized that she had been so frightened.
What she had done was she had taken such a HOT shower and had run the water for so long that the steam had billowed out of the bathroom and set off the fire alarm located at the end of the hallway. In all the years I've lived in that house and taken showers I have never set off the alarm and neither has my husband.
I guess HOT is all relative.