I don’t remember at what age I began wearing deodorant, but apparently I’ve been doing it wrong for years.
I do remember that I first learned about it at a slumber party. We were getting dressed that morning and a couple of girls had pulled Teen Spirit deodorant out of their bags. I remember thinking that my friends were so cool (kids are stupid) because they wore deodorant. I didn’t really understand what it was for, but I knew that I wanted it.
I’m so ashamed to admit this. You know how new sticks come with a piece of plastic over the top (below the cap)? I hated buying new sticks because of the battle that would follow my purchase. At times, I even resorted to using my teeth to pry that thing off.
Well guess what? Someone (me) didn’t know that if you just twist the bottom and raise the deodorant that stupid plastic thing just falls right off.
Shut the front door!
FOR YEARS (more than a decade!) I’ve been fighting with those things and doing it the WRONG DAMN WAY. I’m ashamed to admit that I literally just figured this out. I do find some comfort in the fact that I’m not the only one. I’ve asked friends and boyfriends to help get that plastic thing off and not a single person suggested twisting the bottom.
OMG, I’m just now making the connection with Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” SHUT UP.
Well played, Teen Spirit. Well played.