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To market to market [Jul. 5th, 2013|09:08 pm]
I'm having a "veg on the couch" kind of day. Indulging my "squee, wedding!" silliness with hours of TLC on in the background. ("I Found the Gown" and "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" -- no, I'm not proud. And not proud.)

But just now there was an ad for Cottonelle Moist Wipes. In which it was explained that one cannot be "really clean" without a moist wipe.

Wow. Just think of all the centuries of "not really clean" humans that have managed to survive. How did we manage?

I know that these products have to seek new market all the time. But watching this ad, in which a woman climbs in the shower, fully clothed, and shows how you can't wash without water? The absurdity just cracked me up.

I hope that this will be a non-starter. Please, America, don't be this dumb.

[User Picture]From: ba1126
2013-07-06 11:16 am (UTC)
The two kids I nanny go to a lake most days in the Summer to swim and sail. They come home and insist they need a shower to "wash off the lake water"!!! The water is tested weekly by the staff and also the town, and only once in 15 years have I known it to NOT pass the tests (a particular excessive hot week caused an algae bloom). Meanwhile, as a kid, we swam every sunny day at our cottage and THAT was our bath/shower, as our cottage didn't have one!! Sometimes I wonder if being TOO clean, prevents the immune system from knowing how to fight germs!!
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2013-07-09 11:10 pm (UTC)
It is proven that being TOO clean does prevent the immune system from fighting germs. Look up science articles and they will tell parents that hand washing is important, but to let their kids play in the dirt and get dirty.

There's also the fact that picking your nose and eating your boogers is healthy to help your body be immune! (Just be polite and do it in private; wash your hands afterwards.)
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2013-07-10 05:47 pm (UTC)
I used to do that as a kid!!No one ever knew, because I only did it when I was alone!! Good to know it was good for me!!LOL!!
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