The next morning, I brushed my teeth and took a shower, like normal (almost). It seemed to me that the lid's previous owner never washed his hair or face. He'd just roll out of bed and into his lid. I decided to give that part a try.
With so much of another guy's sebaceous sweat in my hair, it was easy to comb through. I had a little breakfast, slid back into the dirty lid and went on a long ride. I met up with a couple of friends who complemented me on my lid. They asked where I got it. I told them, eBay.
We stopped for gas during our ride. I took off my new lid, and one of my friends asked to see it. I handed it to him. He looked at the inside. He said, "That's totally gross, dude." The he smelled it, and said, "It totally stinks in there, like the previous owner never takes a shower." He asked if I bought this without seeing it. I said that it came to me just as it was pictured on eBay. I explained that sweaty lids fit better and smell natural.
I told him to give it a try. Put your head in it, I said, and see for yourself. He thought I was nuts, but I insisted. So, he did. Just like with me, the lid swallowed his head in one gulp. He said that it was definitely comfortable, but he was worried that the stink inside the lid was now going to get in his. He was right to worry. Earlier in the day, even though I didn't get my hair wet while I took a shower, I still rubbed a white towel on my hair as if I'd washed it. Brown, oily sweat transferred to the white terry towel.