I like to have bar soap in my shower. Generally speaking I’m a body wash/loofa kind of girl but I like to have the bar soap in there too. I actually use it, it’s not just in there because I’m a weirdo or anything. I mean, I am kind of weird but that isn’t why I have the soap.
Anyway, I always run into the same problem with the bar soap. The problem is, what the heck am I supposed to do with that last little bit of soap?
(totally sick illustrations, right? I know. Me and Paint can rock the house. Okay, sorry, I’m done now)
I mean, yes, technically it is small enough that I could throw it away but I’d still feel bad for wasting soap. If I had a proper soap dish in my shower, it would be one thing. Okay, fine, yes, I do HAVE one but I never use it, I just use my shower caddy, you know, the kind with the iron racks that can hold a full bar of soap with no problem but can’t seem to contain the little guy. Anyway, if I USED a proper soap dish, it would be no problem to use this soap until there was just absolutely nothing left of it. But since I don’t use the proper soap dish and instead use the caddy, then that stupid little piece of soap slips and falls and if I’m not paying attention will slide right down the drain while I’m rinsing the shampoo out of my eyes and thinking “well, I may have just sudsed my eyes, but at least the soap is back where it belongs.” (Note: I don’t actually think about my soap placement in the shower. I think about more important stuff. Like what I’m having for lunch. Or trying to remember all of the words to the “Schools on Demand” song in the commercial, which by the way, is the most annoying song ever).
But I guess the point in this post (since when I do I feel like I need to have a point?) is this:
What do I DO with that last little bit?
My “doesn’t live in NYC and shop at overpriced Gristede’s or Duane Reade anymore” side says just toss it. My “time to be a responsible housewife who isn’t wasteful and keeps track of what we’re spending” side says I absolutely MUST use that little piece of soap.
But don’t be surprised if it “accidentally” slides down the drain while I’m rinsing the shampoo out of my eyes.
Editor’s note: While typing this, I wrote “saop” the first time around 9 times out of 10. For whatever reason, “soap” is awkward to type. It’s like your fingers just don’t want to do it. Or there’s some weird disconnect with the brain. Seriously. Try typing it if you don’t believe me.*
*I just asked for any comments on this post to be the word “soap,” didn’t I? Aw nuts.