Monday, May 10, 2010

I have a problem

 The first step is admitting it, right?

I have always had dry skin, but that is not my problem. My dry skin issues are not nearly as bad as the picture above would make it seem. 

My problem is a that.... I am a lotion hoarder.

I would estimate that about 50% of bottles above are actually empty. But the thing is, they are not really empty. They are only empty enough that the pump can't reach the bottom and get the rest out.  But I cannot throw that bottle away. I simply cannot do it. I can feel the weight in the bottle that tells me that there is still a usable amount in there. Turning it upside down like we do with the ketchup bottle doesn't help because the pumper makes it difficult. This pile is actually a bit of an improvement because we moved last summer and I actually purged most of my stash. 

I realize that this makes me look a little insane. I'm seeking professional help.

But if you think this is bad, there is no way I'm showing you my makeup bag.


  1. What's pathetic is that I'll make an I-cut in the bottle to fish the rest of the usable stuff out, and then throw it away. The recycling guy must think I'm some sort of HDPE #2 vivisectionist.

  2. It must be familial because I remember Dad hacking off the top of the bottle to get the rest out. Turns out, that is not as easy to do as I thought. I've tried that method. Maybe all my knives are just crap. Adam, maybe you're related to Dad too, but that would just be weird. I'm just going to call it a Dutch thing.
    I just can't rinse that lotion down the drain to throw the bottle in the recycle bin.

  3. Dad still does that. You need a big butcher knife.


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