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Just saw a commercial that ills me

post #1 of 28
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"Kleenex disposable handtowel"

 

Oh!  Germ free!

 

A fresh towel EVERY TIME!

 

Buy our stuff, wipe some clean water on it from your WASHED hands, and throw it away!

 

Aside from the wastefulness aspect, who is stupid (or rich enough) to buy a freakin paper towel dispenser for their home bathroom?

post #2 of 28

LOL, I went to someone's house last week and I couldn't find the hand towel in the bathroom anywhere.  I figured they had just forgotten to lay one out and used my pants.  The second time I went in there I was with DD, and so I was sitting in there for aaaaages waiting to do her business and I realized that what I had thought was a box of tissues was actually those things!  I'd never seen them before.

post #3 of 28


 

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Originally Posted by plantnerd View Post

"Kleenex disposable handtowel"

 

Oh!  Germ free!

 

A fresh towel EVERY TIME!

 

Buy our stuff, wipe some clean water on it from your WASHED hands, and throw it away!

 

Aside from the wastefulness aspect, who is stupid (or rich enough) to buy a freakin paper towel dispenser for their home bathroom?


I totally feel the same way!!!!  How wasteful! 

post #4 of 28

LOL - what will the world think of next!!  What's even more sad is that people will actually buy it.

post #5 of 28

seriously but everyone is so afraid of germs now I bet we will see it a lot!

post #6 of 28

But, but .... just THINK of all of the water you're wasting by washing those reusable towels.  eyesroll.gif (Sarcasm).

post #7 of 28

I've been lurking on this site forever.  When I saw this topic I had to sign up to post...

 

This commercial drives me insane!  I can't believe that people feel like they need disposable hand towels to wipe their clean hands with in their own house.  It boggles my mind that anyone would even buy them, but apparently people do :)

post #8 of 28

I agree. I change the hand towels in my bathrooms sometimes daily if one of us is fighting a cold but I could never condone this. How many trees died to make that possible? Now, if it were all post consumer paper, I might be tempted.... somedays,  Sheepish.gifmaybe.

post #9 of 28

I don't think the average person needs it, but here, you do need paper towels in your bathroom, (and paper cups, I believe) if you have a licensed home daycare.

 

Now me? I generally use old towels & wash cloths to clean up spills, so I don't use paper towels much for cleaning, let alone drying my hands.

post #10 of 28

I've seen those in the store and I dont understand how they are any different than a regular roll of papertowels.  Well other than being like 6x the cost cuz they come in a triangle box  lol....

post #11 of 28
There's that and at Babies R Us they have this NEW! SPECIAL! SANITIZED bottled water. Cause ya know, someone in Salt Lake City totally has to worry about typhoid in their tap water! A Brita pitcher or even boiling the water won't do. You have to go get a case of sanitized water for $20 or your baby could GET A DISEASE!!!! eyesroll.gif
post #12 of 28


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by plantnerd View Post

"Kleenex disposable handtowel"

 

Oh!  Germ free!

 

A fresh towel EVERY TIME!

 

Buy our stuff, wipe some clean water on it from your WASHED hands, and throw it away!

 

Aside from the wastefulness aspect, who is stupid (or rich enough) to buy a freakin paper towel dispenser for their home bathroom?


I actually have friends who think these things are great :(  My mom, while she has no problem eating in restaurants, is a real germaphobe in her, and others homes.  She only buys the throw away salt and pepper shakers.  For her own house!  

post #13 of 28

 

I can see putting those out for a multi-family playdate or homeschool event. Multiple hygiene-impaired small people using my bathroom always leaves me with a nasty sopping wet hand towel. 

 

But yeah, if I really wanted to be germ-conscious I'd put a hand dryer in my bathroom! 

 

http://handdryer.com/all_hand_dryers.htm

 

Oh, great. Now I'm lusting after a home hand dryer. twins.gif

post #14 of 28

I get mad every time I see this commercial.

 

For full disclosure, we used to keep paper towels in the bathroom instead of a towel.  DD was a 28 weeker preemie and came home from the NICU at the height of cold/flu/RSV season.  I was a terrified germa-phobe (and first time mama to add to that!)

 

Now that I have 2 healthy, robust kids, it's towels all the way.

post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Smithie View Post

 

I can see putting those out for a multi-family playdate or homeschool event. Multiple hygiene-impaired small people using my bathroom always leaves me with a nasty sopping wet hand towel. 

 

But yeah, if I really wanted to be germ-conscious I'd put a hand dryer in my bathroom! 

 

http://handdryer.com/all_hand_dryers.htm

 

Oh, great. Now I'm lusting after a home hand dryer. twins.gif


I love those.. but I could imagine being wakened at night by one of my kids that just "has" wash their hands.
post #16 of 28

That commercial drives me crazy too! I'm fine with using hand towels and washing them. I don't think running the washer is a big hassle like some other people I know.

post #17 of 28

i hate that commercial so much... its so annoying

post #18 of 28

I always thought that's what my jeans were for..  wash hands, notice that some child has run off with the hand towel that was right there five minutes ago- resort to using jeans while trying to locate missing towel- which has inevitably been used as a cape or something similar... 

 

Seriously though, that commercial does annoy the bejeepers out of me.  I generally change the hand towel every day or so (usually every day) as part of my 'swish through the bathroom' routine.  I mean really- is a single hand towel THAT much more laundry? 

post #19 of 28

I pointed out this commercial once to my hubby about how people waste resources and money and his response was something along the lines of "what a great idea!" *facepalm*

post #20 of 28

I have known people who use a roll of paper towels in the bathroom - wall-hanging dispenser and all.  I never understood the idea.  But a "special" more expensive paper towel for drying hands? absurd.  

 

We change our hand towels daily, and more often if there are other kids visiting the house.  

 

I don't even have paper towels, napkins or kleenex.  The only disposable paper product we buy is toilet paper, and I don't even use that much for myself or my toddler.  The other members of the house are set in their ways ...

 

... don't even get me started on bottled water ... or styrofoam.  My MIL served Thanksgiving dinner on styrofoam last year, IN her new house - no real justifiable reason.  <cry>  (I could have kind of understood maybe for the 5 little kids, but the GROWNUPS?)

 

--janis

 

 

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