I think we have published about 30 or so posts thus far, and you have probably noticed a common theme among all of them by now . . . . . it’s hot in Kuwait! With the heat comes sweat, yuck! I’m proud to be a natural born sweater. I think about heat, and I swear that I will break out in a sweat. With sweat, comes the need for deodorant, lots and lots of deodorant!
Some of you already now that I’m not to keen on “change.” Sure, I can quit my job, sell our house and change our lifestyle, however the thought of changing the little things in my life freaks me out! For example, I order the same exact things at every restaurant we ever go to. For as long as I can remember, I have ordered the same exact sandwich at Subway. When we go to Chipolte, sure I look at all of the choices of toppings for my burrito, but I always order the same exact thing. Another thing that I could never change is the type of deodorant I use. For as long as I can remember, I have used Old Spice – Sweat Defense: Pure Sport. Before we left Minnesota, my plan was to buy about a dozen of them so I could survive the intense heat and sweating in Kuwait. For whatever reason though, life got busy before we left and I totally forgot to stock up!
Once we arrived in Kuwait, and after using about 20 “clicks” of D.O. per day, I quickly realized that I should have sent a freight container of deodorant with us! When we went on our first grocery store run here, I took a look and realized that they didn’t have any Old Spice deodorant! I had a minor meltdown in the D.O. aisle before settling on another brand. I was crushed that my loyalty with Old Spice was over, and I was forced to make a change. For about the next two weeks, every time we would go to a store, I would go straight to the deodorant aisle to see if they had my kind. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it at any stores, until one day, I stumbled upon it!
I was at a new branch of the Sultan Center (a grocery store chain here) searching the deodorant aisle for my treasure. Just like the other four stores I checked, I was unsuccessful. As I was walking out of the aisle, I happened to take a glance at the section of toothpaste when SUDDENLY my eye caught something! In the middle of the display featuring all of the toothpaste, brushes, floss, etc. was my deodorant! I wanted to shout with glee, but instead gave a double fist-pump. Knowing how hard it was to find, I grabbed every single stick of deodorant that they had . . . . . all five of them! With the other groceries in my hands, I couldn’t even grab all of them so I had to go and find a basket to carry everything. The good news is I found my favorite deodorant, the bad news is that it will probably only last about 2 weeks before I’m on another wild goose chase trying to find another stash of them!
For some of you, you are probably thinking right now, ” I can’t believe I just wasted 5 minutes of my day reading about how crazy O.C.D. Mitch is when it comes to his deodorant.” However the rest of you are probably thinking, “dude, I feel your pain. I use the same deodorant all the time too!”
-Cheers, have a great “sweat less” day!