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Morning Maunderings [Nov. 21st, 2009|12:58 pm]
I just discovered something disturbing in the shower. No, not that. I know about the ring of stuff around the drain and I have honestly been meaning to clean it. No, it has to do with the bottles.

There’s a good-sized collection of bottles in there and I glanced at some of the labels. A high proportion of them are “moisturizing.” You’d think this wouldn’t be a problem in a shower, where water is typically quite plentiful. Perhaps it’s designed to help hair absorb water? Is that why long hair seems to flow? Is that why they refer to hair having waves?

More concerning than that was the issue of “exfoliating” products. Now I’m not entirely clear on the technical meaning of this term but we can figure it out pretty easily from examining the word. We can see the same root, so to speak, as in “foliage.” We also have the “ex-“ prefix which indicates removal.

So there’s a need to remove leaves. This is quite disturbing. I wasn’t aware that my wife had a leaf problem but this would obviously be a sensitive topic. I’ve not noticed any leaves sprouting from her skin… Perhaps she’s nipped the problem in the bud?

There’s also a lot of “nourishing” bottles. They tend to have pictures of leaves and flowers on them. Isn’t this counterproductive, like having a humidifier and dehumidifier in the same room?

So many mysteries..

[User Picture]From: foofers
2009-11-21 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm reminded of some of the baffling hair and body care products that my mom used to have around. Something called "Honey & Almond Scrub," and another skin-care product that purported to be healthy because it contained oatmeal.

Oatmeal is food. Is one supposed to eat this stuff, or use it on their skin? Or maybe absorb its nutritive properties through the skin like an amoeba or something?
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[User Picture]From: gatcat
2009-11-21 10:32 pm (UTC)
Your wife's a closeted tree. First step in her therapy is to convince her Autumn is the most natural organic exfoliant; should save a few hundred bucks a year. But don't mess with her nourishing products...trust me, you don't want to get involved in that fertilization play stuff.
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[User Picture]From: regalpewter
2009-11-22 04:15 am (UTC)
I could write a long and detailed post about these many bottles that you found, But then they'd kick me out of this side of the aisle.
Just be glad that she takes the time to do, and be glad to watch the little ones when she needs to relax and do it.(Hint; major husband points earning oppourtunity here)
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[User Picture]From: donkeyears
2009-11-22 04:32 pm (UTC)
I would suggest worrying about the other thing you found in the shower. Its safer to life and limb not to mention not being locked outside in the dogs house if you ask about it not in just the right way.
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2009-11-23 09:25 pm (UTC)
Nic, there are some things we poor males are not meant to know.
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