You're Soaking In It!

This commercial was on all the time when I was growing up. It is ingrained in my brain. I should have better things ingrained in my brain. It is so horrible, but mostly in 3 ways: (Yes, another pointless list from Cellar Door.)

1. Why do they assume that only women do dishes? Washing dishes is the one household chore that I have, in my life, most often seen men do, and I was born in the 70's. Am I alone in this experience?

2. I know that half of the population has below average intelligence, but why is it so often assumed that it is the female half? I mean, who the hell could have their fingers in Palmolive and not notice it? Or did the woman think it was some sort of nail solution?

3. Palmolive is horrible for your skin! It sucks all of the oil out of it and dries your hands until they crack open and bleed.

There. I'm glad I got that off of my chest.


  1. In our house, Marcos usually does the dishes. And I hate Palmolive. But maybe that petroleum-laced fake citrus-y smell wasn't as ingrained in the western consciousness in the 1970s.

  2. My dad never did dishes when I was a kid. I don't think he helped my mum with any household chores, come to think of it. He's a bit more helpful now than he was when I was a kid.

    That commercial was such a flashback! I have never used Palmolive as an when I do the dishes I always wear rubber gloves cos my skin HATES water hot enough to get the dishes clean.

  3. I'd be afraid that it would "soften" my guitar calluses.