A sunscreen nightmare

It’s been a pretty warm and sunny summer so far. I know a lot of runners don’t bother, but I use sunscreen nearly every time I run, and my supply was about gone.sun1

I was attempting to lower my sunscreen expenses by trying a new brand I saw at the dollar store that was half off and buy one get one free. And I had a coupon for another 50% off. Imagine my delight when with discounts and coupon, the price came to 25 cents. Even more amazing – I got this price for the one gallon economy size.

When I walked out of the store with a 25 cent gallon of sunscreen in one hand and my free gallon in the other, I was happily calculating how many years it’d be before I’d have to buy sunscreen again. However, I ran into a problem that is causing me to issue a flashing red flag alert for all Spokane area runners. Please read on carefully.

As I rubbed the sunscreen in, it didn’t feel the same as my previous brand. I rubbed and rubbed and ten minutes later, very little of it had soaked in. I rubbed some more and nothing changed. A half hour later I gave up and took the below photo which should be ample evidence that this product is defective.sunscreen disaster

You should absolutely avoid this brand. It’s easy to identify – it comes in a gallon can and has a very cheap-looking purple label with nothing written but the word sunscreen.sunscreen

I’ve come to the conclusion that this product is actually paint, and someone has committed an outrageous mislabeling injustice. Of course, I marched back to the store and demanded a 25 cent refund, which I got.

Now I’m considering legal action, which I’ve never done before. If there is anyone who can give me a tip on how to get started, I’d appreciate it.

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