Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hand soap and toilet paper

Last night I needed a night on the town, so I decided to go grocery shopping at Wal-Mart.  Truthfully, I needed a night on the town, but I needed groceries more, so Wal-Mart was my night on the town.  Unfortunately for me, the "people of Wal-Mart" weren't at the one I was at, so I didn't even get some good people-watching in!  Oh well--I guess it kept me from getting distracted.  Anyhow, I'm not sure why I got on the whole Wal-Mart thing.  Oh--so one of the items on my shopping list was hand soap.  Actually, one of the items on my list any time I go to the store is hand soap (and shaving cream, and shampoo..but today isn't about those things).  So I bought some new hand soap for the front bathroom because it had been a while since there was soap in that bathroom.  I'm not sure why I thought Aaron could handle soap being in that bathroom, but I was tired of explaining to my company why they had to go to the kitchen sink to wash their hands after using the facilities!  Aaron has gone through so much soap, that I've learned to only buy the cheapest, smallest size.  So, I bought a new soap container last night and put it in the bathroom.  The soap made it 16 hours and 41 minutes before it was emptied by Aaron.  So if there are 8760(ish) hours in a year, that equals out to about 515 bottles of soap.  At the Wal-Mart price of $0.98 a bottle, plus tax, that's about $554.16 a year (give or take)--FOR ONE BATHROOM SOAP ONLY!  Who spends $554 a year in soap for one bathroom??? Not I.

So my friend came over today for a little visit (I have people over to my house that way he can ruin my stuff and not theirs).  She went to the bathroom, and came out with the news--Aaron unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper down the toilet, and emptied out the brand new container of hand soap.  Awesome!  Now--for those of you who are thinking, "doesn't she watch her child?"  I have to tell you that my friend said to me "Holy cow--he's fast".  So there is an another opinion out there that my child is a sneaky, quiet troublemaker (did I mention that it was only 1:50 in the afternoon at this point?  He'd only been home from school for 2 hours and 15 minutes)!  Luckily with a little plunge the toilet was good to go.  The hand soap is gone, but oh well--I'll pick some up the next shopping trip. 

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