And here I hadn’t even known there was a choice. The only place I’d ever encountered body wash was in the locker room of a gym I used to attend years ago. The showers at that place were thoughtfully provided with dispensers of the stuff, which I assumed were there for people who’d simply forgotten to bring their own soap with them.
Dummy me. Little did I know that I was standing on the threshold of a cutting-edge technology that would revolutionize the showering industry.
Good old soap has always been good enough for me. I deal with the potential mushiness factor by keeping my soap elevated on a neat little gizmo like this, a wonderful product you can buy for about 99 cents or less, one of the most fabulous bargains modern life offers:
Soap is effective. Soap is much cheaper than body wash. Soap has always been a product that didn’t seem to need perfecting. Who knew that a host of people would some day find it icky and unsanitary, as some of the commenters on the soap vs. body wash article seem to? It reminds me of that claptrap about needing to sterilize one’s toothbrush to prevent getting sick from it. Not true.
[NOTE: I don't share my soap with those near and dear. But it turns out that even doing that isn't really going to harm anyone]