Monday, April 26, 2010
Which is really best?
I don't know how many of you have seen this commercial so I'm including it in my post. I have to say that it has been making me thoroughly crazy for the past week. Granted, I'm probably not their target audience...
So I'll let you watch before I continue.
I have found this commercial to be completely frustrating. Kleenex is making the statement that by reusing a towel, we are passing germs from one person to the next. And that instead we should use a new towel each time we wash our hands so that we don't transmit germs.
I have a few problems with this. First, isn't the point of washing our hands in the first place to get rid of the germs??? Second, let's see there are 3 of us in my house, and I'd say we wash our hand maybe 5 times a day (and if I'm cooking that could be 5 in an hour), which means we will be throwing out 15 towels a day. And at 60 towels a box, that means we will need a new box every 4 days. Okay, not only is that not environmentally sound, it's going to get expensive!
Now, I admit that I use wipes for my daughter when wiping her face and hands after meals because the washcloths were getting moldy and yucky, and I had to throw them out because I couldn't wash the mold out. But I do rinse out the wipes and and use them a couple times before throwing them out.
Isn't there a happy medium between germs on towels and throwing out a ton of towels everyday???