I would like to pass along a valuable lesson that I’ve learned recently. In fact, if I could go on TV and do one of those public service announcements, I would be totally willing to do so. Just to safeguard my readers from making the same mistake I made.
In recent weeks, I stayed overnight in someone else’s home as a part of a student ministry event at our church. Our host home provided a comfortable bed and I even had a private bathroom. As I readied myself for bed and prepared to shower, I realized that I had not brought any bath soap, body wash or shampoo. (It’s not uncommon in our household to substitute shampoo for body wash in an emergency. Soap is soap, right?)
When I looked in the shower and saw a bottle of shampoo on the ledge of the tub, I figured all my bathing worries were over. I would simply use a little shampoo for body wash. (At this point I also need to point out that I am blind as a bat without glasses or contacts, and since you don’t normally wear glasses in the shower and I had taken my contacts out, I was at that moment the proverbial bat.)
Two words: “Invigorating Menthol”
Those were the two words that, had I been able to read the bottle, would have alerted me to the fact that this shampoo was best avoided as a body wash. Because there are some parts of the human anatomy that do not need, want or wish to be anywhere near “invigorating menthol”.
I’m just sayin’.