09 December 2008


This morning in the shower I recalled that when I was in 8th grade (somewhere in there) I started picking shampoo based on whether the instructions on the bottle said "Lather, rinse, repeat if necessary," "Lather, rinse, repeat if desired," or simply, "Lather, rinse, repeat." I would unfailingly choose the last.


I'm not certain. My best guess now is that it was a lame (excruciatingly so) attempt at an early-teenage Mennonite rebellion. Waste was frowned upon in my home, so I knew that repeating would never be "necessary" or "desired." But if the instructions gave you no choice ...


Jackie said...

This is hilarious! I am impressed that you picked out the shampoo when you were in the 8th grade. I relied on my mother for such purchases until I was in college.

BTW, do you really repeat? Never have, never will ... :-)

BMG said...

Only if I've gotten especially filthy doing some project.