Yesha Callahan

I Should Not Have To Pick Pubes Off Bars Of Soap or Wash Cloths

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I have quite a few quirks about myself. Most of these quirks come from witnessing certain things when I was growing up. For example, one interesting quirk is that porn literally makes me sick to the stomach. When I say sick to the stomach, it means that I become nauseous when I watch it, dry heaving, the whole kit & caboodle. That issue is a direct effect of me having come across one of my uncle’s unmarked video tapes as a kid when I was left alone in his apartment. Being the nosey kid I was, I decided to see what movie it was, and unbeknownst to me, it was porn. I was about 10 years old, and I couldn’t stomach what I saw, so I ended up throwing up right there in front of his tv. Imagine my uncle’s reaction when he returned home. Yeah, needless to say, neither one of us ever mentioned that to anyone in our family, well, until now I supposed (*waving* at my mother, sister & cousins as they’re reading this).

This morning, I was talking to my assistant at work about our weekend and I’m not even sure how we got on this topic in particular. I think it had something to do with her having lunch with a friend during the weekend and how OCD that friend is about germs. This friend of hers would tear a piece of napkin just so she could use it to turn the pages on a menu. She definitely has me beat. Some how that topic turned into a discussion about germs. Which some how turned into my disgust of wash cloths and bars of soap, especially when I’m given one at someone’s house. 

I do not like using wash cloths, towels or bars of soap when I’m a guest at someone’s house.

pube on wash cloth

I repeat.

I do not like using wash clothes, towels or bars of soap when I’m a guest at someone’s house.

Do you want to know why?

I should not have to pick pubes off of bars of soap or wash cloths!

Gross.

Disgusting.

Just plain nasty!

Like I said, as with most of my quirks, this started when I was a kid. I swear, every time I went to take a shower as a kid, there was always some pube embedded in the wash cloth or on the bar of soap!  It seriously gave me the heebie jeebies. I didn’t care that it could possibly be my own pube, just the fact that I had to stand there in the shower and attempt to remove, what could possibly be someone else’s pube, grossed me out. Sometimes I would even go to the linen closet to look for a pube-free wash cloth. 

What I found even more disgusting was when people in my house would leave pubes on the soap. Jesus be a bottle of liquid shower gel! I remember grabbing a bar of soap one day and pubes were every where! I was so pissed I took the bar and threw it in the garbage. There was no way in hell that I’d stand there and fondle a bar of soap with pubes on it. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Eventually, I went from using wash cloths & bars of soap, to strictly using shower sponges/loofahs and liquid soap. At least I was able to have my own sponge/loofah and didn’t have to worry about pubes all over the bar of soap.

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My most recent ‘pube in the wash cloth’ incident happened Friday night while I was at HWSRN’s (he who shall remain nameless) house (*waves* as he’s reading this on the sneak). We were back from our dinner at Match Box Pizza and I needed to take a shower because my allergies had me itching all over. Now I will say, because we’ve been around each other for almost 5 years now, I usually make him an exception to my quirks. I don’t even know if I’ve ever mentioned this one in particular to him (lol). So anyways, he gives me a towel and wash cloth to shower with. So I’m in the shower and I inspect the bar of soap. Thankfully there weren’t any pubes on it. I grab the wash cloth and as I begin to lather it, magnified at about 10x was a pube! Yuck. Needless to say, I wasn’t even about to pick it out. I just washed without using the cloth. In order to avoid him looking at me crazy, I didn’t even bother to ask for another one (even though he’s probably reading this saying ‘wtf’). 

Considering that I’m a few months shy of 33 and this quirk started when I was a kid, I still don’t feel that I should have to pick pubes off of bars of soap or wash cloths. If I happen to come to your house, and there’s pubes on your wash cloth or on your bar of soap, be prepared to be talked about (or blogged about).

I know I’m not the only one with odd quirks, feel free to share some of your own!

(HWSRN, yeah, I know. You probably won’t offer me another one again..lol)


 
*photos courtesy of google images.

  1. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    OMG, so hilarious & disgusting!

    I feel your pain, I hate to see pubes on soap! Thank god for hand soap.

    My quirk is that, I never drink out of glasses at a restaurant. I don't care what type of beverage it is, I have to have a straw.

  2. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    LOL. This is definitely on my list. You know I have a few hangups….

  3. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    I just hope a certain person doesnt' get upset after he reads this lol

  4. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    Ohhh that happened to me on Fri. I didn't want to drink out of the glass at the restaurant!

  5. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    You definitely shouldn't have to pick pubes off a bar of soap – thats gross , especially when I think about how many people potentially used that bar ..eww . I have a few quirks the top 3 being 1) I dont eat blue stuff ( unless its like blue mms – because they all taste the same ) 2) I can't look at cooked oatmeal- actually I cant even smell it b/c it makes me wanna puke and 3) I drink hot chocolate/ tea with a straw

  6. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    Yuck at pubes on soap and washtowels. Indeed a no no. And yes, when I travel or stay at other folks homes, I take my own towels. I don't want to appear rude, but I feel more comfortable using my own.

    I am trying to think of other qwirks but for the life of me, none of them are coming to mind right now. I may have to come back and visit when I can think of them.

  7. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    Oh yeah I bring my own towels, blanket , pillow when I travel

  8. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    Blue stuff? What food are there that are blue, besides your M&Ms? LOL! I cannot think of any off the top of my head.

    Hmmm..I love cooked oatmeal, you would not survive in my house! We eat it every day!.

    OOHH speaking of hot beverages, I don't drink them b/c they make my tongue itch!

  9. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    If I know I'm spending a few days at someone's house, I will bring my own…when I travel for work, I also bring my own to the hotel! Another time I failed to do so, I found a pube in a supposedly clean wash cloth! yuck.

  10. May 4, 2009 - Reply

    Pubes on the soap? No big deal to me. Now if that muthafucka is blonde, red or grey, then somebody is gettin their ass Chris Browned. I have this thing about White people hair. Call me racist, but fuck that. When I was a kid, my parents bought a new home and naturally cleaning it up before you move in is the thing to do. Well, they gave me the chore of cleaning the bathrooms; there were three of them. Why when I looked in there it looked like Chewbacka and Big Foot from the Six Million Dollar Man used to shave each other in that bitch. I have been traumatized since. So no, I don't do White people hair and to this day when I travel. I check all hotel room bathrooms for White people hair and I have been known to change rooms.

  11. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    Mmmmm…Matchbox Pizza.

    Sorry 'bout that. Got distracted.

    I'm w/you on this. I keep bar soap in my house, but it is barely used. We (Ike n' Tina & I) all have our own body washes and shower puffs (Ikey calls his a “bath sponge” cuz “puffs are for girls”). Wash cloths are for faces only! I will freak if I see a hair, pubic or otherwise, anywhere in my bathroom. Blech! Gross!

    And I'm with Rippa…call me racist if you want to, but white folks hair grosses me the f*ck out. I don't like when it touches me at all.

  12. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    LOL @ white people hair?!?

    I don't want to see any hair, white, black, yellow, puerto rican or haitian!
    I remember one time I was at someone's house and noticed a strand of white girl hair in their bed…completely disgusted me, not b/c it was white girl hair, but because supposedly we were in a relationship..LMAO! Asshole.

  13. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    It was so good!! I see how you can be distracted. HWSRN always picks the best places to eat.

    I can't imagine you dealing with “Blondie's” hair flying every where while you're working…lol! I think I just have an issue with hair that doesn't belong to me. I used to hate when my sisters would use my brush or comb, and if by chance I go to a salon (which rarely happens), I bring my own hair brush/comb.

  14. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    OK this was funny but ooooh so true. I only use washcloths for my face…but now hmm you have me rethinking ALL OF THAT!

    -OG

  15. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    Umm ok so when you go over to someone's house they don't have the common courtesy to give you a new bar of soap, that is slack lol

    Also u do know that pubes can be stuck deep in the shower sponges/loofahs and u prolly wouldn't even know it………..unless u have white ones…….

  16. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    Well if they're mine, I don't care. Who shares a sponge or loofah? Yuck.

  17. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    More pubes to com now that Mr. Man is a tween!

  18. May 5, 2009 - Reply

    Oh hush! Don't remind me!

  19. May 6, 2009 - Reply

    Germaphobe? Anal Retentive?
    I always travel with the following items, body wash, loofah, pillow, throw, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, lysol disenfectant, lysol foaming cleanser(getting harder to find) air freshener, toilet paper, toilet seat protectors (used in conjunction with TP), sanitary items, pumice soap and hand sanitizer. I dont mean travel as in long trips I mean this stuff stays in my car…just in case. Much of it stays at my boyfriends house but I have duplicates of most in my car still. I also have a stash(backpack) for my son that includes his epi pen(which is with him always) and benadryl (peanut allergy) wet wipes, his own brand of liquid soap (Dove…allergies) towels (If he plays in grass he might do some crazy itching…he might not. One day im gonna figure out why that happens, like is he allergic to fresh cut grass? bermuda? fescue?…which one causes the itch and turns him into Mr Mc Sneezy? I also keep Kleenex, cortisone, and a first aid kit for the kid. This stuff doesnt take up as much space as folks might think…and it all comes in very handy. Theres probably owther things I missed but forgot. As for restaurants I wait til they take the menu and go wash my hands. I dont touch condiment bottles or salt pepper shakers without a napkin. If I am going out for breakfast I will also take my own syrup, but my mom says when i do stuff like that, my “issues” come off as offensive. She says its offensive for me to send a pillow with my son to sleepovers. I say not. I could go on and on and on… *sigh*

  20. May 6, 2009 - Reply

    Yes yes yes…gotta have a straw, just say no to public restrooms but my 8 yr old seems to have to go (in a serious way) every stop we make which is revolting to me but thats when I make him wash up then sanitize then I douse him with the lysol and give him a tissue because aresol sprays make him sneeze… (looks around for Childrens Services) LOL.

  21. May 6, 2009 - Reply

    Ummm…wow. You guys make me feel like I should disinfect myself because these things don't bother me…(except for the pube hair thing)

  22. May 7, 2009 - Reply

    Girl, let me buy you a bubble so you and your son can live in..LMAO!

  23. May 7, 2009 - Reply

    Be happy that they don't! It's a hard life living like this..lol

  24. May 8, 2009 - Reply

    well I hate bar soap and use shower gel from dove. so I travel with my own if I'm staying overnight anyway. No pube hair over here lmao

  25. May 8, 2009 - Reply

    Excuse me for being vulgar but mine is piss sprinkles on the toilet seat. If you can't get in in the water, then wipe it of!!!!! I can't even say that's a quirk, some people are just trife.
    I went to mississippi (stayed at what I thought to be a decent hotel) and somehow I packed everything but a washcloth, I shirked at the idea of using their washcloths, but out of desperation, I grabbed the neatly folded off-white rag and upon further investigation it had several pubes on it. I too had to just use the soap. Ugh!
    Funny post…

  26. May 8, 2009 - Reply

    Oh I know all to well about sprinkles on the toliet seat! I have a 9 yr old son…I tell him to never ever ever use my bathroom b/c one too many times I've sat down on a wet seat! Disgusting!

    I've had a hotel experience with pubey wash cloths as well…I try not to ever forget my own sponge when I travel.

  27. May 8, 2009 - Reply

    You are on the right track! lol

  28. May 11, 2009 - Reply

    I am positive that we are the same person. LMAO! This is awesome.

  29. May 12, 2009 - Reply

    YUUUCKKKKKK!!!!! See… no… see… no LOL!!! I always have a new travel size bottle of liquid body wash for my guests!! And I NEVER use the towels in hotels except to put on the bathroom flood after I shower… I could only imagine what is in those things!!

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