I am a fairly proud generation Xer. Although, sadly, we are currently the smallest generation. I guess our parents grew up wanting smaller families. I only have one sibling and my son is an only child. I suppose I am keeping that tradition of small families going forward. I promised my son we would soon get a dog and this he won’t be an only child thereafter. We can’t wait till we finish unpacking a bit more so that we can bring a new furry little creature into the mix. I daydream of new dogs in the house. Oh, my small dreams. At least, this dream I believe is attainable. We all need those types of dreams.
I just came across a friend’s Facebook page where she posted an article about how Millenials are buying houses that fit their dogs. Meaning, the house have enough space for the dogs to run around and about. Although, I am not a Millenial I can get behind that concept wholesale.
Another Millenial quirk that I can relate to? Well, let me tell you. I hate bar soap. I can’t stand it all. It almost gives me the heebie jeebies. And while sales of soap and bath products continue to rise, sales of bar soap are sinking. Why? Because millenials hate bar soap. Go figure. But why exactly? Well, apparently, Millennials believe bar soaps are covered in germs after they are used. And, I have to agree. I may know better. I have seen some research data that says there are no demonstrable higher amounts of germs on bar soup, but I just can’t get past that concept. You know how you probably don’t want to take a bath with a tub filled with ants? Well, that’s how I feel about bar soap.
I once had a house guest who insisted on using our bar soap despite me giving her a nice liquid body soap bottle. She insisted that bar soap was better for her. I frowned and wondered why a house guest would be so picky about such a matter. I obviously let her use it and then discarded it. I tossed it not because I found her dirty or disgusting, but because the bar soap sanctity had been violated. But in case you think I am being silly, let me note here that the Minnesota Health Department posted on its website guidance pertaining to using liquid soap versus bar soap. They landed on the liquid soap side.
The other part of liquid soap that I like is this: many come in cool bottles! I love collecting bottles and boxes. Always have and now I have way too many cute boxes. I need to figure out what to put in them. They also tend to have moisturizers in them. Its a win, win, win situation.
Any ardent bar soap supporters out there?