Wierd habit

I have used Dial bar soap in my shower for years.

When a bar gets used and thin I switch it for a new bar. For the past few years I’d save a number of these “used” thin ones in an already opened bar soap paper wrapper. Until recently I had saved two full wrappers containing about 15 bars. Why? I have no idea. It was just something I did.

One day several months ago, I finally threw them out. However before I did I noticed that some of them were so thin that the letters “Dial” were still there and almost transparent. This caused me to wonder if I could purposely make it happen again. So now when I take a shower I only lather with the non-letter side of the bar. Yep, you’re right, only the NON-LETTER SIDE – weird huh, well I think so. Do I have obsessive-compulsive disorder? Oh my gosh, I might have OCD.

But that’s not all. Recently my anxiety increased over the Christmas holiday when my daughter needed to shower. She asked to use my shower and although I said yes I was immediately worried that SHE MIGHT LATHER WITH THE LETTER SIDE – Oh no! Soon after her shower I went in, checked the bar out and breathed a sigh of relief – I could still make out the letters. My anxiety dissipated.

For example, here is one of my used thin bars with the letters showing.

Isn’t that so neat!

3 Responses to “Wierd habit”

  1. justin says:

    Ha. Maybe you should try some liquid body wash and see what that does to your anxiety level.

    I’ve found that the bars of soap I use are curved, and that the letters are on the convex side, so I naturally apply the non-lettered (concave) side to my body.

  2. Katie says:

    they broke the mold when they made you dad. i mean your hair went from pink to no hair. now OCD habits(though i don’t think you have OCD about holding onto the thin bars of soap). what are you going to do next go skydiving? when that day happens i will be taking picture. I know you are deathly afraid of hieghts even when they are on TV.

  3. Bri says:

    Hmmm, now there’s a thought – skydiving – after my marathon I’ll have a bit of free time, maybe, just maybe, I’ll go jump out of an airplane and act like a bird – DEAR DAUGHTER – THERE IS NO WAY I’LL EVER EVER DO THAT!!! So you’re safe, and I am too.