Podunk Meets Paradise

Musings from Central Idaho

Don’t Look a Soapy Gift Horse in the Mouth

IMG_0855Apparently, I am now old enough that people can give me hand soap as a gift. Not bubble bath, mind you, not shower gel with corresponding body buff, but full on hand soap.

I remember when we used to give my Grandpa cloth handkerchiefs for Christmas. Not bandanas, but thin white handkerchiefs, sometimes with the initial M on them for Marshall. Hankies and a box of Almond Roca and Grandpa’s dreams had come true. Or so it seemed.

But now that I’ve received hand soap as a gift, I wonder if Grandpa got that first batch of re-usable Kleenexes and he said to himself, “Judas Priest, I must be old. I do believe I just got a snot rag for cotton pickin’ Christmas.”

This is how we used to cuss when I was a little girl.

Oh god. Please pass the Almond Roca.

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6 thoughts on “Don’t Look a Soapy Gift Horse in the Mouth

  1. I think that particular bottle is for removing wine stains from your hands. Almond Rica is good though

  2. asfeldhausen@gmail.com on said:

    I’m guessing it was just the merlot label 😉

    On Aug 21, 2016 12:53 PM, “Podunk Meets Paradise” wrote:

    > wanderingthecdt posted: “Apparently, I am now old enough that people can > give me hand soap as a gift. Not bubble bath, mind you, not shower gel with > corresponding body buff, but full on hand soap. I remember when we used to > give my Grandpa cloth handkerchiefs for Christmas. Not ” >

  3. But it IS “Black Cherry Merlot”….

  4. Don B. on said:

    Perhaps you’ll get really lucky and some one will gift up one of these Fingerprint Resistant dispensers: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01DNDZFZA

    You’ve been quiet this summer (bummer). Perhaps now that you’ll soon be in charge of an *entire* forest you’ll have more stories to share? All those cute little woodland creatures must be looking forward to your new role this fall …

    – Don

    ps: IMO, wine is for drinking (like beer), not for washing up.

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