Am I seriously going to have to spend a minute attempting to figure out how to operate the shower everywhere I go? *facepalm* Showers and telephones should not be this difficult to operate, dammit! At least I knew what the lifty thing was. If I hadn't seen a lifty thing before I might have been in trouble. The switchy thing to block the drain was new, though. I hadn't seen a switchy thing before. That's actually a good idea, assuming it works.
Why can't there be one set of taps/faucets, or better yet, a mixer, to operate the shower and a second set to operate the bath? That would make sense and not cause travelling Aussie birds unnecessary trauma.