2009-09-10

Scope on "Dropping the Soap" (or "Bar Soap")

Soap

I went down to southern Indiana to for a wedding (see the famous photo HERE).  Saturday morning, I was in the downstairs shower, and while there were 8 or 10 bottles of stuff in the shower, there was one thing missing:  A bar of soap.

Ladies, when did you all get together and decide to banish bar soap from the bathroom? Was there some kind of symposium that was held?  Was it an internet vote?  Or was it just some viral fad that spread across the country?

And, "No, the fancy sea shell ones" aren't to ever be used, so they don't count.

I have "body wash", it's a bar of anti-bacterial DIAL ('cuz the gold looks nice in my bathrooms.  Green Zest would totally clash.).  And that's it.  There's liquid hand soap dispensers by all the sinks, but I don't know if they even still work, because there is also a God fearing bar of soap sitting there too.

If I were to need something with a little GRIT for the tougher jobs, I guess I would use Lava, not not some bottle of pustules and slime that looks like the physical manifestation of Vogon poetry.

I normally have a bar of soap in my travel kit, but left it at home this trip, so I just used extra shampoo to get clean.  On the plus side, all on my different hairy bits were conditioned and dandruff free.  After the shower, I picked a towel up from the basket that was pointed out to me.

You guessed it, it was a hand towel.

15 comments:

God said...

Hahaha, those two things drive me nuts: liquid soap and hand towels!!

Liquid soap is good for washing dishes and clothes, but how the hell are you supposed to scrub your armpits when liquid soap runs downwards?

And hand towels? What good are they, even for drying hands? Granted, I have giant [nimble] man hands, but still.

wigsf said...

Oh yeah. Gotta use that Lava or any other pumice soap. Gotta feel those little gritty things scrubbing the crap off my body.

The Peach Tart said...

I like bar soap too. I have bath wash but I still like bar soap for some body spots.

Glad you're all conditioned though.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Ha, I recently converted BACK to soap after years of sweet scented gels and things. I rediscovered a love of the way you smell after a good soaping. Which sounds more obscene than I meant. I'm loving Dove soap. There is no longer any gel products in our bathroom.

Scope said...

I ranted about this recently to a friend's wife, who was one of the first people I know who had gone the route of goo, and she admitted that she had recently converted back, too.

Maybe bath gels will prove to be like acid washed jeans. They seemed like a good idea at the time...

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

I'm with you on this one... I need bar soap to feel clean. If I want to use the nice scented bath washes (which I have as well), I use them AFTER the bar soap.

Cora said...

I've been thinking about this since we discussed it and here's what I've come up with in addition to the slimy-soapdish defense: unless each person in the house has his or her own individual bar of soap (unlikely) (and weird) then EVERYONE is using THE SAME PIECE of soap.

Think about that....

No big deal if y'all are a couple and you shower together anyway, true, but if I'm staying the night at my sister's house and using THEIR bar soap in the shower the next morning, frankly, I'm going to freaking skip the damn soap or else I'm going to feel like I'm RUBBING MY NAKED BROTHER-IN-LAW ALL OVER MY NAKED BODY (*shudder*) which is an experience I'd rather not have.

Ever.

Liquid soap seems waaaaayyyyyyy more sanitary.

But I'm with you on the hand towel. That was just cruel.

Okay. Now that we've settled that, please tell me more about your conditioned hairy bits.

Or any bits, really.

PLEASE.

Scope said...

Peach Tart & Jan - Sorry, my brain went numb there for a second. You ladies were saying...

Cora - To quote Chandler Bing, "It's soap. It's self-cleaning." As long at there are no hairs left on it, you're good.

Sassy Britches said...

I have an answer! The reason that people switched to gel soaps and those pouf ball things is because bar soaps leave tougher soap scum than gel soaps do. That is why!

However, I do still use bar soap for my face and unmentionables, because, like God with his drippy armpits, it's hard to get the gel to lather and because I don't want my unmentionable parts smelling like citrus fruit or mountain forests.

That hand towel sitch was crap. You're justified.

Char said...

Good to hear you figured it out, and hope you are enjoying your dandruff-free fluffy parts.

Soda and Candy said...

Bar soap is very drying for the skin and it gets little chunks of soap in the setting claws of engagement rings.

That's why shower gel is better in the shower and liquid soap is better at the sink!

SkylersDad said...

I have a pressure washer installed in my shower, just to get all the hard to reach places...

J.J. in L.A. said...

I use bar soap and bath gel because I like both, but have liquid soap at my sink. I also have big, fluffy towels.

My question is "why don't men have trash cans in their bathrooms???!" lol!

Scope said...

In my cousin's and his wife's defense, they had put the bath towels in the room that I was sleeping in, I just didn't see them.

And while I do have trash cans in my bathroom (Cora can defend me on this), the reason we tend not to, is because we have a large porcelain waiste disposal device in there already.

Cora said...

Pffft! I don't know why I just thought of this (a day late) but you should have redone the banner for the day to say SOAP TECH.

Yeah, okay, I'm done.