While the story of Ms. Susan Boyle ("Britain's Got Talent") is still hot, here's another British woman - who kind of looks like Susan, actually - with a bit of an odd hobby.
She collects soap.
Lots and lots of soap.
A marketing flunky stopped a pedestrian on a street corner recently and explained that he was doing some market research. Then he asked the passerby, "What shaving cream do you use?"
The man answered, "Babas."
"All right," said the marketing guy, making a note of it though he'd never heard of that brand, "and what after shave do you use?"
In fact, the answer to all the marketing questions - deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, soap - resulted in the Babas brand answer.
Finally, in frustration, the marketing guy said, "I've got to know. What is this 'Babas' brand? Something new? Something from a foreign country?"
"Brand?" asked the pedestrian. "Baba is my roommate!"
[Clean Humor Digest; bet you saw that punchline coming....]
WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "Wouldn't it be nice to be rich enough to be able to throw soap away right after the letters have washed off?" (Andy Rooney, paraphrased)
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