The Best Gag Gift Ever

I’ve been happily employed by Lehman’s  for several years. And while I cannot claim intimate knowledge of ALL of our thousands of products, I like to think I’ve sussed out the “really good stuff” – at least the stuff that’s been helpful to my own life. I could go on and on about my favorite Lehman’s products (Plastic Bag Dryer, Roma Food Mill…). But this post is not about me. It’s about my husband.

Actually, it’s about my husband, my brother-in-law, my father-in-law and even a couple of their work buddies. Read on.

Last Christmas, my father (Amish-Agrarian Wannabe and faithful shopper at Lehman’s store in Kidron), purchased what he thought would be a funny “gag gift” for his two sons-in-law. It was a product that he himself uses and loves, but he was certain that the two aforementioned sons-in-law were way too “modern-minded” to like it as well. He bought a couple anyway, and my mother wrapped them for Christmas, along with some more appropriate son-in-law gifts.

And what, you may ask, was this mysterious item?

Four words: GRANDPA’S PINE TAR SOAP.

Please understand, my husband is not given to unnecessary (or even necessary, come to think of it) displays of excitement, drama, hyperactivity or any other such nonsense. However, after his first shower with the pine tar soap, a completely new side of him emerged.

He loved it! He really, really loved it! It didn’t dry out his skin! His hair and scalp were perfectly clean and soft, but not flaky! It left a pleasant, campfire-like scent! Plus, all he needed was this bar of soap – just this one bar of soap!!! – in the shower!

We soon heard of a similar reaction from my (equally laid-back) brother-in-law, the other recipient of the gag gift. They have subsequently shared this amazing soap with fathers, brothers, colleagues and just about anyone else who will listen to them wax poetic about pine tar soap.

So after all this, there is only thing left for me (the wife of the world’s #1 fan of pine tar soap) to ask: Have YOU tried it yet?

3 thoughts on “The Best Gag Gift Ever

  1. THis is not a gag gift for me….it is the only soap that cured a rash I had when I was pregnant…it was a Godsend, NOTHING else worked. This also is a great help to my neighbor with psorisis.