Well Played, Teen Spirit. Well Played.

by Jenn on August 28, 2012

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.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

janagtz August 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one :) 


jennifer beese August 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

 @janagtz We are not alone!


poodlegoose August 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

Yeah… I totally never tried that either. Oh, the days of Teen Spirit.


TessaAuza August 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Your brain is THE BEST!


Caryn August 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

bahahahaha. i am dying. you are too funny. xoxo


bayjb August 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I love you so much. You’re so cute.


NotTheMermaid August 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I mean….what? How do people not know that? Hahahah. I wonder though about what kind of ridiculous things I’m doing and making life harder for myself when some easier solution is staring me in the face. I don’t even want to know.


BeerAndPie August 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

I don’t think I’ve ever twisted the deodorant up to get the plastic bit to fall off, but I’ve also never had any problems pulling it off.
The easy answer is to switch to rollerball deodorant. No plastic piece! 


terrabear August 30, 2012 at 7:29 am

I lived like that for a while, always getting in fights with me deodorant, but then I actually read the damn thing and it says to roll the thing and it will fall off and then I was cured. But it was a long while before I actually read the label….


Gracie Bee October 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

This is adorable and I love your writing style. You might like my blog, graciebeecher.blogspot.com, give it a whirl!


jennifer beese October 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

@Gracie Bee Thanks for stopping by Gracie!


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