Old Spice

I have always been known to be frugal; or, so tight I squeak. A coupon clipper, a circular shopper, an ad chaser.

With 3 kids and a husband, I needed all the deals I could find. At one point I jumped on the “extreme couponing” band wagon and stock piled things we used most of…………..

toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, laundry detergent and body wash.

It was actually very time consuming, clipping and saving coupons (it was before phone coupons were widely accepted), studying grocery ads and circulars and rotating out the coupons that were expired.

Makes me tired just thinking about it.

I do still look at circulars and search for coupons for things that I may need that might be “buy one get one free”. Having an “extra” on the shelf gives me a little security.

Like toilet paper. Wouldn’t want to be caught without it!

I’m especially tight now, since my jobless status. Nothing goes to waste! I use the last drop of everything.

The tube of toothpaste; I scrape that tube down with a butter knife to get the very last bit.

Ever drop counts.

After a long sweaty walk this evening, I’m preparing to take a shower when I remember I used the last of my watered down, to the very last drop, Olay body wash……..

When my kids lived at home and I had a husband, we had a girls bathroom and a boys bathroom. The girls bathroom has a bath tub and linen closet and the boys bathroom has a shower and under sink cabinet.

Realizing I’m out of body wash, I go to the girls bathroom closet and search my stash………..


I begin frantically moving bottles of lotion, conditioner and mouth wash around………….


No body wash, no bar of soap.

I go back to the boys bathroom, to check the under sink cabinet. Maybe, just maybe, there was a bar of soap under there.

I see no soap when I open the cabinet, so I begin taking out the towels and wash clothes and there pushed in the back corner is a bottle. I reach for it and pull it out. In my hand is a bottle of Old Spice High Performance body wash; Pure Sport scent.

I stood there for a long moment looking at it………………………..

Then I dropped my towel and jumped in the boys shower!!

I stick my nose in the crook of my arm and take a big whiff. I grin at how manly I smell……………..

and vow to use it to the very last drop.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. skinnyandsingle
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 15:40:44

    And we like it too. Oh wait, that’s Irish Spring 🙂



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