"How Sweet It Is", Jackie Gleason's famous line seems appropriate.
Have you noticed how the size of the package and the price of items
in the grocery store remain the same, but the quantity of material in
the package keeps getting smaller and smaller?
I have been using the same bar soap for so long I can't remember
using anything else.
There were 6-8 bars per package and the bar weighed 5 ozs oh so
Today, there are still 6-8 bars per package but the bar now weighs
That's a 25% reduction in soap for the same price.
Ticked me off, time for a new game plan.
Continue to use a bar until it starts to feel to small in my hand.
There is still maybe 10%-15% of the bar remaining, but it is no
longer comfortable to use.
In the old days, would probably have tossed that small amount,
but not today.
Today I toss them in a bowl.
When there are 15-20 small bars in the bowl, shovel them into a
piece of panty hose, tie the ends shut, and have a super bar that
gets 100% used.
I didn't win, but at least I got them thinking.
"How Sweet It Is".