But, today, as I learned a particularly important life lesson, I thought I'd bring it back...
Today's life lesson: Not everything is best purchased in bulk.
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I love buying things in bulk. Jumbo cases of toilet paper, 6-packs of maple syrup, baby kittens...I'm all for it. It save money and you never have to worry that you'll run out of something in a pinch. BUT...I have learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to buy everything in bulk.
The above deodorant is one I bought at Costco at least 6 months ago for Craig. I'd bought this brand of deodorant before, but not this particular scent. But, it looked manly-smelling, and it was a rocking deal, so I picked up a 6-pack of them and headed home.
That night, Craig swiped some on before bed as he does every night, but on this night, when he crawled into bed, I was met with the most offensive smell I'd smelled in quite some time. This deodorant smells like Teen Spirit, but not in a good way. Super intense and "frou frou"...not the manly pine tree scent I was hoping for and definitely not what I would expect the arctic to smell like. It reminded me of the giant cloud of cologne you have to walk through when you pass an Abercrombie & Fitch store at the mall. So gross.
I told Craig I was throwing it away immediately, but he's so cheap he forbade me and said he fully intended to use it all up because I'd spent good money on it. So, every night for the past 6 months I've had to smell this awful stuff. And there's still one left! This stuff is like the loaves and fishes of deodorant and it just keeps multiplying.
The moral of the story is: don't buy deodorant (or anything else you've never actually tried) in bulk. Worst idea ever. Oh...and also, always try out the scratch and sniff sticker on things. I couldn't smell these because they were packaged in plastic, but apparently there was a scratch and sniff sticker on it that I failed to notice. Ooops.
Fingers crossed that this stuff magically vanishes!