This “Fancy Soap” Didn’t Work Because It Was Cheese

To be fair, it really does look like a block of soap

There has been a lot of scramble to get certain household items on hand, including toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and soap. Many brick-and-mortar stores and online stores are running low on supplies, so many are left to make do with what they have. One woman unknowingly took that a step further when she used something that wasn’t hand soap and tried to wash her hands. She shared the story on Reddit, and we’re glad she did because we could all use a laugh.

A woman named Miley from Vancouver, Washington, posted a photo to the popular Reddit channel Funny, and funny it is. In the photo, she’s standing near her kitchen sink with an orange thing in her hand that looks like it could be hand soap. Only it wasn’t soap at all.

“Just realized my soap wasn’t working because it’s literally a block of cheese,” she writes.

In an interview with CafeMom, she admits, “I spend a lot of time doing chores/washing my hands, and I tend to use a bar soap like that [unscented, yellowed] because my hands get dry.” While she was washing her hands, she wasn’t sure why the soap wasn’t lathering as it should be. And it took her longer to realize what the “soap” really was.

“It was a couple days of ‘Why isn’t this foaming?!'” Miley admits to CafeMom. “I come to realize it was a dried-out square of Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese.”

The jokes and laughter kept coming in the replies to her photo on Reddit. The comment section was full of good dad jokes like, “It ain’t easy being cheesy” and “Came here to read some cheesy jokes.” As well as some questions and advice for Miley like “I’d check the thing wrapped in wax paper in your fridge” and “But remember to scrub for at least 20 seconds.”

It’s not known if Miley has any children, but there have been a few times in my parenting life that one of the kids has left cheese on the counter under the kitchen table. It gets surprisingly hard when it’s exposed to air for way longer than it should. Miley confessed in the comments that she thought it might have been “like a goats milk hand soap or something,” and that’s why it took her a few days to realize her mistake.

As another commenter pointed out, it really does look like it could be a block of soap.