Today I finally made it out of the house to go and do some shopping! Grandma kindly took over babysitting / nurse duties for the wee one, who I’m glad to report is now much better!
Perhaps I was taking my time too much before I even noticed this, but I was astounded as I looked at the soap aisle! I’ve always used Imperial Leather – we were brought up using it and it’s one of those things that I’ve never even bothered to try other soaps – there’s no choice – it’s got to be Imperial Leather! In fact, my Mum reminds me that I once commented how amazing it was that no matter where we went on holiday the hotels always used Imperial Leather soap. This caused no end of amusement as I hadn’t realised my parents took a bar with them wherever we went! (Perhaps they didn’t trust foreign soap supplied in hotels – oddly though, it’s a trend I’ve continued!)
So to my point – note the picture below:
One bar of soap is 68p
Two bars of soap are £1.28; so 64p per bar
Four bars of soap are £1.46; only 36.5p per bar
Now I’ve heard of economies of scale, but really, how is it possible that four bars of soap cost only 18p more than two bars?!