July 27, 2004

Stashing the Suds

I took a trip to Wal-Mart tonight and bought many, many soap-oriented products. I bought shampoo, conditioner, 2 bottles of body wash, and shave gel. The cashier probably thought I was obsessive about personal hygiene.

I also bought a toothbrush; that probably put her over the edge.

As for the nature of my purchases, I am a shampoo manufacturer's dream. I have been buying the "best" since grade school, which then, translated into Pantene or Finesse. Presently, I have moved onto the other products outlined above, and it is getting worse. I fear the day I start getting wrinkes; Oil of Olay will have high quarterly earnings when that time comes.

It has gotten so bad that I won't use what my family uses. I have my own cache in my closet that I hide from them. I feel terrible about it, but I buy it and then they use it all up, revelling in the novelty of using Amanda's Stash of Great (and moderately expensive) Products.

Am I a shampoo miscreant? I would appreciate feedback. This is turning into an issue of super-suds proportion.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at July 27, 2004 1:46 AM

Just because you don't like to use the products the rest of the family uses does not put you at fault. I also have been known to hide my personal (and also moderately expensive) products in my room. Until recently I was carting my shampoo and various other products back and forth from my bedroom in the basement to the second floor where the shower is located. Now that my brothers have gotten older and Jonathan no longer thinks its funny to take bubble baths with my shampoo I have left it there.

Do not feel ashamed at taking care of yourself in whatever manner you please!


Posted by: Tiffany at July 27, 2004 12:20 PM

Thank you Tiffany for the input; it is nice to know I am not the only one with a storage unit of bath stuff.

Posted by: Amanda at July 27, 2004 5:23 PM

It really is okay. I carry my shampoo of the moment with me every morning in the shower caddy left over from college, otherwise my greedy sisters use it all and then I cry.

Posted by: Lindsay at July 27, 2004 5:26 PM

Oh goodie now I will not have to tote my personal articles all the way from Ms. I KNOW WHERE TO LOOK, haha. JUst kidding but I am looking forward to October when I can see you again. I am no longer an old blond I have light brown just telling you so you will know who the old funny dressed person is sitting in the livingroom.

Posted by: grammy at July 28, 2004 8:20 PM

I don't mind sharing with you, Grandma. Just Katie. You know, she has to have the thickest hair I have ever seen, which translates into more-than-a-gallon portions of shampoo and conditioner.

Posted by: Amanda at July 28, 2004 9:05 PM

Meanwhile, I ought to be the person from whom you hide your soap. At home I use whatever is left in the shower, and when I visit my sisters, I use all of their fancy products, right down to the shower gel and the special for-blondes-only shampoo (I have gorgeous brown locks, myself).

When I really want to annoy them, I walk up to either of them and say, "Smell my hair -- your shampoo smells so great." :)

Posted by: Julie at August 1, 2004 5:23 PM


Posted by: Amanda at August 2, 2004 6:02 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?