The Bag Lady is a wee bit cranky today. In fact, if she's not careful, this could turn into a rant. Oh, what the hell....
What is it nowadays with everything having to be NEW AND IMPROVED? What was wrong with old and just-fine-thank-you-very-much ? The Bag Lady did laundry yesterday and opened her new bottle of fabric softener. It didn't say anything on the bottle about being NEW AND IMPROVED, but it smells different. It's much stronger, for one thing, and more perfumed. She liked it just the way it was - it had been that way for as long as she can remember, and there was nothing wrong with it. Now the Cowboy is going around smelling like some kinda flower, and he isn't liking it much!
The other thing that has annoyed the Bag Lady recently is that she can't find her usual cleaner anymore. It was NEW AND IMPROVED a few years ago, and she liked the smell of it, so she bought it. It was one of several different varieties put out by the same company, and was the best-smelling of the bunch, as far as the Bag Lady was concerned. Now she can find the other varieties, but the one she liked has been changed. It is now MULTI-PURPOSE, still labeled Spring Garden, but the bottle is a different colour, and smells more like apples. Not that the Bag Lady has anything against apples, mind you, but she likes to think that a spring garden smells more like flowers than apples.
And while she's on the topic of scents, she might as well express her dislike of vanilla scented everything. She loves real vanilla flavour, but the scented candles and everything else they try to pass off as vanilla make her gag. Vanilla perfume is the worst! Smells like sugar. Okay, they say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but do women really want to smell like something he wants to eat ....oh wait,...this is not that kind of blog!!
What really upsets the Bag Lady is that they changed the fabric softener and didn't put anything on the label. There's no warning. And she bought an enormous, super-sized bottle. The kind that takes 3 arms to lift. By the time she works her way through that bottle, she'll either be so accustomed to the scent that she won't notice it anymore, or so old that she'll be grateful she can still smell anything at all!
So now with all these NEW AND IMPROVED products in her house, her Cowboy smells like a flower and her house smells like an orchard. Could be worse...the house could smell like the pasture and the Cowboy could smell like vanilla.... oh, never mind.