The other day, I realize I was running low on shampoo. That, of course, meant that I needed to pick up some more at the store some time. Before I was completely out.
Used to be that you'd simply pick up shampoo. There was a brand, and that brand had one shampoo. Maybe two. But today, each brand has more types of shampoo than you can manage. Or more than I can manage.
Some time back, I received a Dove Care Men Plus or something named sorta like that, as a gift. It had soap, body wash, and shampoo. And, I liked it. So, when I needed more soap, body wash, or shampoo, I'd get the Dove Plus Care Men stuff.
So, as I said, I needed shampoo. So, I saw the Dove Plus Men Care stuff on a shelf in the store. Only, I wasn't sure which one. The one with one shade of sorta green. The one with a different shade of sorta green. Or maybe this other shade of sorta green.
Anyway, I grabbed one that was maybe the same as the one I had been using and liked.
Wrong one. Of course, I didn't find this out until days later when my shampoo ran out and I opened the new bottle and used it.
I knew right away it was different. My head felt odd. I stopped, rinsed my face off so I could see without getting shampoo in my eyes, and looked to see what that was I had put on my head.
Sure enough, it was shampoo. But, then I read the label and didn't look at the pretty colors. And the label said, "With Caffeine And Menthol."
Great. I'm now putting the equivalent of Maxwell House and a pack of Kools on my head.
Now I have to decide if I want to finish off the bottle of shampoo, or go back to the store and try to find the right stuff. I do have the original flavor body wash and soap, so I could actually write down what it is I want. Or take a picture. And, I will do that when I pick up another bottle of shampoo.
Only, by then, will my head be addicted to the caffeine and menthol? Will I be up to three shampoos a day?
I may have to go on the patch.