My wife and I did a wonderful trip this past September biking in Tuscany and hiking in Sardinia. The hotel rooms there reminded me of something I've seen essentially everywhere I've been in Europe but NEVER here in the US (except for hospitals):
Why do almost all the showers (or tubs) in hotel bathrooms in Europe seem to have emergency cords?
Do you Euros fall in the shower at a fantastically higher rate than we Americans?
Do you feel concerned when you come to the US and the hotel bathrooms DON'T have emergency cords?
I'm really baffled by this one.