A shower has reportedly provided a false sense of security for a local man dealing with a nasty hangover. Darren Ploenges says he felt reasonably healthy whilst in the warm embrace of his five-minute shower this morning, but quickly returned to feeling like the insides of a stray dog about 20 minutes after towelling off and resuming his life.

Reflecting on his deceiving moment of optimism and hope, Ploenges said, “Mate, it was good while I was in there, the feeling of cool water on my skin, and the sense that I was washing away a few sins from last night, and even when I got dressed and that I felt alright for about 15 mins. But soon enough I was back to square one. What a nightmare.”