So[a/u]p

Years ago, a friend of mine bought a house with a shower that had two dispensers built into the wall. Hand-written labels read “Shampoo” and “Soap”, but the sloppy “a” looked like a “u”. I told him he should put soup in there for his roommate to discover, so he put some in there.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I ever heard about whether it was discovered, but I think about it every so often, wondering how long it takes for tomato soup to spoil, if kept at room (and occasionally “steamy”) temperature.