Does anyone out there still use soap in the bar form? In any capacity? On the sink? In the bath or shower?
The bar of soap is anachronistic. It's outdated. I guess it's still seen as serviceable and functional on airplanes and in hotels. But even then, it's those little tiny bars, not the big, easy to drop in the shower, bar. I'm guessing that the time of the soap bar in these last two bastions is quickly running out.
If you are one of the folks still using the bar of soap, can I ask you a question?
No. Seriously. Why the BAR of soap, when there are so many other soap alternatives out there?
I'm guessing you use liquid soap for washing dishes ... unless you use the powdered soap for dishwashers. But still, that's not a bar!
I use liquid soap for the bathroom sink, and have pretty much since it came out. No soap scum on the sink or soapdish (and now the soapdish is moot!), no having it pop out of your hands onto the floor. Nope ... now it just a pump or two of liquid soap. Big giant refill bottles for when the little bottle is used up.
In the shower I use a liquid soap too — a nice, manly body wash. LOL ... no loufa ... I use one of those little roundish, fluffy scrubbers with the little rope handle. Shit ... I just found out that's also called a loufa. Or loofa. Oh well. LOL ... Anyway, the lather is amazing and easy. You can shower so much faster with a body wash than with a shampoo and washcloth.
So why are there still so many different kinds of bars of soap? I would have thought by now that there would just be a few bars of a few brands taking up a tiny part of the entire soap section of stores, but here still are tons of soap bars available.
I remember when growing up that we had two types of soap bars — regular bath and sink soap, and then Lava. Lava was for getting the really gunky shit off your hands, after working in the yard all day or on a car. The harsh lye of Lava.
The first liquid soap I can remember is from one of my uncle's farms. He had this stuff that was like industrial strength liquid Lava, meant for people who regularly had to clean grease and oil and that kind of crud from their arms. I think it was called ... shit, I can't remember now. LOL ... Though the best thing to clean off oil/grease is WD-40 (which now makes Lava, by the way!) and then a strong soap.
So ... any of you out there sticking by your bar of soap? Do you also have the watches you have to wind, and the Kodak camera with the square flash? LOL ... Just wondering!
Random Guam Fact Of The Day
• The Chamorro phrase for "bath soap" is "habon umo'mak."