Monday, October 19, 2009

Global Handwashing Day!

Of course you -- being the well-informed and up-to-date person that you are -- already know that today is Global Handwashing Day.  And you've probably planned some especially festive handwashing activities to celebrate the occasion. 

I'm embarrassed to admit that I did NOT know today was Global Handwashing Day until I ran across the L.A.Times article posted just below this entry.  And while I have no celebratory activities planned, I do at least have a handwashing song to contribute.  Let the festivities begin!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Soap addiction

It's true that some people are addicted to soap.  They LOVE soap, and when they pass by my table they always stop and they always buy something.  Or several somethings.

"Addicted" is their word, not mine.  Just last week a customer asked how she could get my soaps once the farmers markets were over.  I told her she could get them online through my website, and also mentioned the stores that carry them.  "Good," she said.  "I just want to make sure I can still get it, now that you've got me hooked on your CRACK soap!"

Crack soap!  I laughed about that one all day long.  I'm cracking up all over again even as I write this.  I love that she's a true fan, though the comparison to crack cocaine isn't exactly flattering . . . ! 

Well here's a new twist on addictive soap.  From the Northwest Florida Daily News online police blotter:

14-year-old sells cocaine, actually soap
October 2, 2009 2:30 p.m.
Angel McCurdy
FORT WALTON BEACH — A 14-year-old boy was arrested for felony charges of selling counterfeit controlled substances.
According to a Fort Walton Beach Police report, the juvenile sold a quantity of suspected crack cocaine to an undercover police agent.
The boy sold the supposed cocaine for $145 and then fled the area.
He was arrested at his home on Wright Parkway on Sept. 11.
Officers found that the sold drugs were not cocaine, but that it was pieces of soap.
The boy admitted to officers that he cut up a bar of soap at his house and then sold it as crack cocaine.

Now why didn't I think of that.  $145 dollars for a truly addictive bar of soap!  I've gotta raise my prices.