When it comes to useless inventions, I'd add the "Spring Tension Shower
Curtain Rods" near the top of the list. Yea, they dont have to be cut
and will fit any "normal sized" shower area, but I have to wonder how
many people have gotten bruised heads from those damn things falling.
Our house had one of them, and it had a lightweight plastic shower
curtain on it. More than once I've opened the curtain and that rod
slipped down the wall, so that I'd have to readjust it. Last night I
dropped a bath towel in the tub. I wrung it out by hand and tossed it
over that shower rod to dry. This morning, the towel, curtain, and rod
were all laying on the bathroom floor. Apparently a wet towel is too
heavy for that worthless piece of crap.
Tomorrow I'm buying a REAL shower rod that screws to the wall, or just
some screw on rod holders and a piece of 3/4" EMT conduit.