Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2019, 04:09pm   #1
69camfrk
Barn Stall Owner #6969
NCM Supporter '11, '12,'17
Points: 47,458, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
69camfrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Somewhere in GA
Posts: 18,958
Thanks: 6,922
Thanked 8,178 Times in 3,742 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1065037
Default Soap question

Ok, is it just me, or is there something to this? It seems like back in the day, a bar of soap would last for hell and ever. Now, if you get a week out of one, it's a miracle. Quick dissolving formula???
69camfrk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 69camfrk For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 04:10pm   #2
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 80,894, Level: 100
Activity: 68.6%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 28,819
Thanks: 6,240
Thanked 11,905 Times in 5,291 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9938050
Default

Likely.
datawiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 04:25pm   #3
Barn Babe
Charter Member
Barn Raising I
Points: 23,083, Level: 100
Activity: 8.6%
 
Barn Babe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,751
Thanks: 5,351
Thanked 2,700 Times in 1,448 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10431774
Default

Like, how long ago? When you were a kid? You're bigger now, so you use more of it.
Barn Babe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Barn Babe For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 04:27pm   #4
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 95,253, Level: 100
Activity: 99.3%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 31,887
Thanks: 10,542
Thanked 18,951 Times in 7,602 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5123338
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 69camfrk View Post
a bar of soap would last for hell and ever. Now, if you get a week out of one, it's a miracle.
how about.... stop buying soap that's shaped like a






penis.
Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Mercury For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 04:42pm   #5
69camfrk
Barn Stall Owner #6969
NCM Supporter '11, '12,'17
Points: 47,458, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
69camfrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Somewhere in GA
Posts: 18,958
Thanks: 6,922
Thanked 8,178 Times in 3,742 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1065037
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Mercury View Post
how about.... stop buying soap that's shaped like a






penis.
Ahhh...You Mistah funny man! I'll have you know that I use Irish Spring for that fresh drinking in the shower smell...
69camfrk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 69camfrk For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 04:44pm   #6
69camfrk
Barn Stall Owner #6969
NCM Supporter '11, '12,'17
Points: 47,458, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
69camfrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Somewhere in GA
Posts: 18,958
Thanks: 6,922
Thanked 8,178 Times in 3,742 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1065037
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barn Babe View Post
Like, how long ago? When you were a kid? You're bigger now, so you use more of it.
You're getting technical here BB! Hell, I don't know if I'm talking 5 years ago or 15. All I know is the shit don't last long!!
69camfrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 04:46pm   #7
Barn Babe
Charter Member
Barn Raising I
Points: 23,083, Level: 100
Activity: 8.6%
 
Barn Babe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,751
Thanks: 5,351
Thanked 2,700 Times in 1,448 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10431774
Default

Maybe you're bigger than you were 5 years ago...
Barn Babe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Barn Babe For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 04:48pm   #8
mrvette
Latin American Goat Roper
Barn Stall Owner #101
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 81,202, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
mrvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange Park Florida
Posts: 47,481
Thanks: 23,392
Thanked 6,731 Times in 3,778 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1131422
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 69camfrk View Post
You're getting technical here BB! Hell, I don't know if I'm talking 5 years ago or 15. All I know is the shit don't last long!!
I have noticed the same thing, and I suspect it's because the soap bars are made softer and rounded, concave/convex, so there is less actual soap per bar than used to be....maybe buy laundry bar soap??

mrvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 04:57pm   #9
m and t's77
A Real Barner
Points: 10,612, Level: 71
Activity: 22.9%
 
m and t's77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Live Free or Die.
Posts: 2,814
Thanks: 801
Thanked 1,007 Times in 609 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2661166
Default

Do you share in your household?

m and t's77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 05:01pm   #10
aerovette
Chief Electrician
Barn Stall Owner #7734

Bantayan Kids '15
Points: 38,377, Level: 100
Activity: 74.3%
 
aerovette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South of insanity
Posts: 15,970
Thanks: 5,374
Thanked 6,657 Times in 3,090 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $290594
Default

I noticed the same thing. A package of 8 bars of soap was a freakin' year's supply. Now it's a couple months.

I'm going to start using Lava. I don't think they've softened up at all.
aerovette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aerovette For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 05:38pm   #11
86RAG
Bantayan Kids '14
Points: 14,952, Level: 84
Activity: 22.9%
 
86RAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boonies of NH
Posts: 5,745
Thanks: 2,568
Thanked 1,534 Times in 854 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $998784955
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aerovette View Post
I noticed the same thing. A package of 8 bars of soap was a freakin' year's supply. Now it's a couple months.

I'm going to start using Lava. I don't think they've softened up at all.
Ewww, the boys are hurting just thinking of that!
86RAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 05:47pm   #12
bsmith
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 12,984, Level: 78
Activity: 6.8%
 
bsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,229
Thanks: 318
Thanked 652 Times in 390 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2001104
Default

I can't remember the last time I saw a bar of soap.
If I had to guess, it was before I got engaged.
bsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 05:54pm   #13
MrPeabody
A Real Barner
Points: 55,339, Level: 100
Activity: 99.2%
 
MrPeabody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 30,735
Thanks: 12,019
Thanked 9,859 Times in 5,028 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2195949
Default

The bars are probably smaller than they used to be, like just about every product you buy.
MrPeabody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 06:30pm   #14
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 77,139, Level: 100
Activity: 99.4%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 38,213
Thanks: 18,206
Thanked 14,362 Times in 6,441 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5969426
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 69camfrk View Post
Ok, is it just me, or is there something to this? It seems like back in the day, a bar of soap would last for hell and ever. Now, if you get a week out of one, it's a miracle. Quick dissolving formula???
If the water splashes on the soap while you shower, it disappears quickly. If the soap dish / rack is out of the way, it lasts much longer.
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JRD77VET For This Useful Post:
Old 04-02-2019, 06:40pm   #15
markids77
A Real Barner
Points: 13,078, Level: 78
Activity: 42.9%
 
markids77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: sweatin' on the oldies
Posts: 7,720
Thanks: 4,116
Thanked 1,669 Times in 1,090 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6700080
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRD77VET View Post
If the water splashes on the soap while you shower, it disappears quickly. If the soap dish / rack is out of the way, it lasts much longer.
I was thinking the same thing. Our soap shelf thingy is away from direct stream and has drain troughs molded in. We use Dial and are always certain to put the bar away with the "crown" of the bar facing up so there is very small contact and it can dry quickly and not get all gooey.
markids77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 06:46pm   #16
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 77,139, Level: 100
Activity: 99.4%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 38,213
Thanks: 18,206
Thanked 14,362 Times in 6,441 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5969426
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by markids77 View Post
I was thinking the same thing. Our soap shelf thingy is away from direct stream and has drain troughs molded in. We use Dial and are always certain to put the bar away with the "crown" of the bar facing up so there is very small contact and it can dry quickly and not get all gooey.
My wife likes Dove so that's the soap we get. At the previous house, the shower head splashed water on the soap and we went thru it fast. When we moved to this house, the shower head did not hit the soap and it lasted much longer.

Not much of a scientific experiment but a real life observance.
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 08:26pm   #17
04 commemorative
A Real Barner
Points: 36,131, Level: 100
Activity: 68.6%
 
04 commemorative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Down the Shore,New Jersey
Posts: 8,439
Thanks: 1,310
Thanked 2,808 Times in 1,529 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $100039383
Default

I buy and like Kirkland soap but as a kid loved Ivory....do they still make that
04 commemorative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 08:31pm   #18
bill_daniels
Barn Stall Owner #90125
NCM Supporter '19
Points: 99,454, Level: 100
Activity: 91.4%
 
bill_daniels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Tejas, Estados Unidos
Posts: 39,249
Thanks: 10,969
Thanked 14,497 Times in 7,519 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2607225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrPeabody View Post
The bars are probably smaller than they used to be, like just about every product you buy.
This. I use Ivory soap, and they used to have two sizes of soap, the small, and 'family size.' Well, they don't sell the big bars anymore, and now sell the small bars for the price of the big bars.

Everything has shrunk though. Coffee used to be a one pound can, now it's as little as 10 or 12 ounces. Potato chips used to be a pound, now they are about 10 ounces. I'm surprised they haven't started selling smaller heads of lettuce, smaller oranges, etc.
bill_daniels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 08:43pm   #19
04 commemorative
A Real Barner
Points: 36,131, Level: 100
Activity: 68.6%
 
04 commemorative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Down the Shore,New Jersey
Posts: 8,439
Thanks: 1,310
Thanked 2,808 Times in 1,529 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $100039383
Default

They have
04 commemorative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2019, 08:44pm   #20
MrPeabody
A Real Barner
Points: 55,339, Level: 100
Activity: 99.2%
 
MrPeabody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 30,735
Thanks: 12,019
Thanked 9,859 Times in 5,028 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2195949
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill_daniels View Post
This. I use Ivory soap, and they used to have two sizes of soap, the small, and 'family size.' Well, they don't sell the big bars anymore, and now sell the small bars for the price of the big bars.

Everything has shrunk though. Coffee used to be a one pound can, now it's as little as 10 or 12 ounces. Potato chips used to be a pound, now they are about 10 ounces. I'm surprised they haven't started selling smaller heads of lettuce, smaller oranges, etc.
One of our local grocery stores had heads of Cabbage on sale before St. Patrick's Day. A must to go with the Corned Beef when you are married to an Irish girl. The heads were about the size of a softball. They were accordingly cheap, but they were the smallest heads of Cabbage I have ever seen.
MrPeabody is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MrPeabody For This Useful Post:
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page