September 01, 2009

When A Case Lasts a Lifetime

We all celebrate lasts... the last tooth a child lost, the last time you walked off your high school campus, the last day of college... something.

We remember the lasts.

Just as we remember the firsts.

But I swear to you, this falls under the whole category of 'you can't make this sh** up'.

It seems my husband opened the back hatch of my father in law's mini van and found a CASE of Lever soap. A CASE.

He and his buddy had gone to Costco.

My husband, looking at it quizzically said, "Dad, what are you doing with a case of Lever soap in your car?"

My father in law replied, 'It was a good deal. It's good soap. That's what I use. I figure if I bought a case, I'll never have to buy soap again. It'll last me the rest of my life."



Talk about watching the sunset, realizing you don't have so many years, when you buy a case of soap just knowing you'll never have to spend another dime on soap again.

Gives a whole new meaning to lasting a lifetime.

We were laughing about it at dinner tonight, shaking our heads.

Posted by Boudicca at September 1, 2009 07:18 PM

This probably falls in the category of "Too Much Information," but years ago, there was a new "feminine product" that was being tested in my area. It was sort of a cross between a tampon and a pad.

Anywayyyy, it was a great product and I bought it regularly. When I couldn't find it in the stores anymore, I ordered it direct from the company. When I found out the company was going out of business, I calculated how many boxes I would need to get me through to menopause....and I ordered just that many cases of it!

Amazingly, I calculated just about right. I have just run out of those things, and I am now in peri~menopause!

Posted by: DogsDontPurr at September 2, 2009 12:42 AM

DDP- ROFLMAO! That is great!

Posted by: bou at September 2, 2009 05:42 AM

My husband, though he has yet to buy a case of anything, has that mentality. If I hear 'the last *fill in the blank* I'll have to buy...' one more time I'll scream.
It's logical yet macabre and he's not that freaking old!

So, yeah. I can relate. ;)

Posted by: Pam at September 2, 2009 07:25 AM

Reminds me of the episode of Seinfeld when Elaine did a hard target search of all the pharmacies in the area for the Sponge because they took it off the market and she bought the entire stock in the NYC area.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 2, 2009 08:46 AM

I was gonna do that with toilet paper but daily delivery of my newspaper, The Fresno Bee, takes care of all that.

Posted by: JihadGene at September 2, 2009 10:09 AM

Hey, I bought 2-3 bottles of Herbal Essence Conditioner back in the 80's when they took it off the market.

Now its back on the market, reformulated of course.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 2, 2009 10:46 AM

My sister-in-law introduced me to Lipton Cold Brew iced tea bags. Awesome things. Tastes better than instant or sun tea, IMHO, but work in cold water. Can't find them anywhere around here, so I think maybe it's a regional thing. So, I requested them for my birthday ... and now I have a cache, which I am savoring. Just as well I am forced to pace myself in consuming them, since I found out tea can promote kidney stone formation.

Posted by: PeggyU at September 2, 2009 12:48 PM