Orange you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did?

soapHum de dum de dum de dum. Standing in the Blue and Only Bathroom at zero-dark-30 getting a new bar of soap out of the linen closet… Hmmm…

Drug Facts

Active ingredient: Triclocarban 0.60%
Purpose: antibacterial

Uses: for washing to decrease bacteria on the skin

Warnings: for external use only

When using this product: avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, flush with water.

Stop use and ask a doctor if: irritation and redness develops.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions: wet bar with water, lather vigorously and wash skin, rinse and dry thoroughly

And a whole bunch o’ other garbage that’s too long to type.

WTH? People, these are bars of SOAP!!!! I have been more or less successfully using bars of SOAP for over 50 years now. Yes, there are probably people around who are allergic to various brands of soap. I bet that this kind of allergy is not *usually* life-threatening and anyone with a brain would maybe just try another brand of soap? Roight? Children. Yes. Children put things in their mouths sometimes. Ever taste a bar of soap? Yuck, right? I know how it tastes, I have a clear memory of tasting it in early childhood. I doubt that I swallowed any of it. Because it tastes *horrible*.

I dunno. How the HECK did our society get to the point where so many folks are without food and shelter but we somehow have the cash to pay somebody to write instructions for how to use a blasted bar of soap! Not to mention that the people who most likely need that kind of basic education will probably be the least likely to READ the blasted fine print. Or even have the reading skills to read it.

Do YOU need instructions for using soap?

I have no further words. Good night.

6 Responses to “Orange you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did?”

  1. Paulette Says:

    I remember when I was less than 4 years old that “Busia (grandmother in Polish) Nalodka,” not really my grandmother, would babysit for my 3 siblings and me. She would use a bar of soap when any one of us said something that she deemed unkind or when we would tattle on one another. YUCK! I still recall the taste. I think that as the youngest I must have tattled often! I believe it was Lifebuoy!

    Seventeen deer are feeding in front of the cabin as I write this. Downright balmy at 33 degrees! We have fed them well over 2500 lbs of corn this year so far! We also have hay that they enjoy. One of those big ones that look like large shredded wheat on 6 mile!


  2. Dog Mom Says:

    Then there’s the shampoo instructions: “Lather. Rinse. Repeat if necessary.”

  3. Kathy Farnell Says:

    I think that the manufacturers have to put instructions on just about every product to guard against lawsuits. Sounds stupid but those lawyers have thought of everything. You know the warning on your coffee, “Caution – Hot”or “Keep away from heat and flames” on a can of lighter fluid. Toys, games, furniture, you name it. Everything has a warning or instructions on how to use the product. Soap? Someone probably got soap in their eyes or mouth and sued the soap company for not warning them that they would get sick to their stomach or that their eyes would burn. Sad thing. The person probably won their lawsuit and collected money.

  4. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Hey, take a better look at the soap picture. The appliance that the soap is sitting next to has a sign that says Caution: Read Instructions. I’m not sure what that thing is, but I sure hope that you read the instructions before you used it!

  5. isa Says:

    ah, that machine is the cuisinart, aunt kathy.

  6. Margaret Says:

    We use Ivory around here and both my girls ate some when they were little. (and I was trying to do something radical like take a BATH) No harm done. Stupid people who sue because of their own stupidity cause these ridiculous directions and warnings!