So I got up early this morning to make sure I had plenty of time to shave so I didn't look like I was homeless. I let the dog out, went into the bathroom and turned on my electric kettle while I brushed my teeth. When it got very warm but before it got hot I poured it over my puck of Fat. I soaked my brush in hot water, then climbed into the shower.
Upon emerging from the shower, my body a clean temple, I wrapped myself in a towel, a tapestry fit to adorn me, I turned to whipping up my lather. Normally this is not a problem. A little loading, a little hot water, presto-chango lather! But this time, no matter what I did, nothing worked. It would build nicely, then collapse like a flan in a cupboard. It was awful! Nothing worked! I reloaded my brush and tried making a new bowl, I added a bit more water, nothing would work. The lather simply would not build and thicken.
After slaving over it for almost fifteen minutes and growing more and more irritated I pulled Old Faithful out of the cabinet, AOS Sandalwood. Two minutes after pulling it out I had a bowl full of thick creamy lather that I could have floated a bottlecap on. By now I was pressed for time so I did a quick WTG pass and a careful ATG on my neck, cold washcloth, then ASB.
When I get home I'm going to dig my puck of MWF out of the bowl and grate it back in-- hopefully that will save it.