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post #61 of 126
EWWW I hate smoke....

I used to be a smoker...andnow I HATE the smell of it....YUCK YUCK YUCK...if something came to be smelling like smoke I would probably return it, and demand my money back...


GROSS!
post #62 of 126
So does it bother you sensitive noses/asthmatics if packages *reek* of lavender or citrus/cinnamon pail pals!?!!

I cant take anything too perfumey (in fact I cant WEAR perfume) without getting a headache. And while I love to get freebies in my packages sometimes free soaps, and pail pals are WAY strong when you open a package..

That said, a few custom stockings that went out from here had a major lavender scented Buttermilk Bath sample in them and I *almost* didnt put it in there for fear that someone like me would not like it...

Oh and our rural postal carriers drive personal vehicles with steering wheels on the L too!! And drive with the L hand and foot.. .LOL!! Never thought anything weird of it.. LOL!!
post #63 of 126
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Originally Posted by ustasmom
I only received something that smelled like smoke once. And there were lots of mamas who had complained about having the same experience. It doesn't appear that her business is doing very well right now.
You always have me going through the filing cabinet in my head.


No offense to anyone with mail that comes in personal cars.I had just never heard of that before.Change scares me!!As it is I am already going to have to go a mile to even get my mail.No diapers on my doorstep anymore
post #64 of 126
yup, i'm a firm believer that pets/smoking needs to be disclosed.

some people (like me) are EXTREMELY allergic to pet hair. in fact, if i've traded with someone who has furry pets, i have to have dh open the package and wash the items for me, before i can even touch them.

re: smoke-- it's not just the smell. the chemicals permeate EVERYTHING and i would certainly not want those chemicals near my kids. people don't think about that- but it's one of the reasons second-hand smoke is bad. it can take several washings to get all of the chemicals and toxins out of an item of clothing.

we have a rural mail carrier, so she drives her own car, and fortunately, does not appear to smoke.
post #65 of 126
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Originally Posted by My3babes
So does it bother you sensitive noses/asthmatics if packages *reek* of lavender or citrus/cinnamon pail pals!?!!

I cant take anything too perfumey (in fact I cant WEAR perfume) without getting a headache. And while I love to get freebies in my packages sometimes free soaps, and pail pals are WAY strong when you open a package..
It bothers me (see my post about the fabric softener).

Very strange, though, that only certain perfumes bother me and there seems to be no way to tell beforehand. I wear perfume and it doesn't make me cough/wheeze. My dh's cologne doesn't bother me, but the stuff my son (sometimes) wears can make me cough. Last summer, when my FIL visited he was wearing a type of cologne that bothered me, but when they came again at Xmas he was wearing a different type that didn't affect me. Same with scented candles and essential oils... some are problematic and some aren't.

As for cigarette smoke, if the person is a hard-core smoker and smokes indoors, sometimes the smell just won't come out. I have one friend who smokes, and she gave my son a jacket last year that her son had outgrown. I washed it about six times and it still stunk, even after using white vinegar and baking soda.
post #66 of 126
I think it should be in big type on their home page if its a smoking home. But thats just my 2 cents!
post #67 of 126
I have never had my mail delivered in a postal vehicle :LOL
I never thought it was odd.
I have never noticed a smokey smell in a package but I did get an order of soap once that had a HUGE human hairball in it like the WAHM had cleaned her hairbrush out......it totally freaked me out. I even joked to a friend about having to pay shipping on the hair :LOL

I am highly allergic to cats.......I have had MAJOR allergy issues with people with cats. I can tell almost instantly if someone has a cat, even if they come to MY house from their house with a cat.
post #68 of 126
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So does it bother you sensitive noses/asthmatics if packages *reek* of lavender or citrus/cinnamon pail pals!?!!
I once received prefolds from a WAHM with one of those cinnamon pail pals in it and not even 2 minutes later I had a massive migraine, complete with numbness and vomiting. I now usually include a note in the commentary section asking for no scented items be included with my order. I can't even walk by the Yankee candle store in the mall. It's rough being so sensitive to smells.
post #69 of 126
I've only received one package from a WAHM (and none from private sales or trades) where the items smelled like smoke. The diaper was only wrapped in tissue paper, and the WAHM replied that she instructed a smoking family member who delivered the packages to the P.O. not to smoke on the way there. I guess he did.

I think that lots of people who have smoking family members don't realize how much smoking stinks even when someone is not actively smoking. I think that the package could have absorbed the odor from his car or from his clothing while he held the packages in line. My DH quit smoking after I became pregnant -- and while he had never smoked in the house or in any enclosed space-- his clothing still smelled. He still smokes occasionally, such as when he goes out with friends, about once a month. The other day, I noticed that the car smelled like cigarette smoke, and he said that he had only finished his cigarette on the way home from the party and with all the windows open. I'd never noticed that before, but the scent just lingers.

Karla
post #70 of 126
I believe the pickiest non-smoker in the world is a former smoker! :LOL I quit smoking when I got pregnant with my first baby and never started again (20 years ago now ) I can not stand the smell of smoke, with the exception of a nice, sweet but mellow pipe tobacco (reminds me of my grandpa). But even that, I prefer to smell for a few minutes and then no more. I received some fabric from another mama one time, and about vomited, the smell was so bad. I left it in the box, in the garage, and it is still there, 2 years later.

I have stopped sending smelly freebies, because I am always worried about sensitive noses on the receiving end. I enjoy a pretty scent, bu it has to be subtle, not over-powering.

I live in a pretty big city, and some of our postal carriers drive their own vehicles. I am not sure what the criteria are to determine who drives their own and who drives a USPS truck. But, our carriers drive to an area, then deliver door to door on foot.

Oh, and I love the new sling smilies. :
post #71 of 126
I agree with a lot of the pp it might not be the WAHM, but a postal worker
post #72 of 126
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Originally Posted by My3babes
So does it bother you sensitive noses/asthmatics if packages *reek* of lavender or citrus/cinnamon pail pals!?!!
Yup, I can't stand it!! I wish the WAHMs who send them would give you the option, not everyone likes strong smelling things like that. I got a pail pal that made me gag the other day. The diaper was beautiful, after I recovered and washed it

I would be upset to smell smoke on a package, but they all go straight into the washer anyway so I guess it wouldn't be horrible or anything. But it does sadden me to think a Mama made this dipe with a ciggy hanging out of her mouth...which means if she has any kids she is smoking around them too...
post #73 of 126
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Originally Posted by FlutterBee
But it does sadden me to think a Mama made this dipe with a ciggy hanging out of her mouth...which means if she has any kids she is smoking around them too...
I see what you're saying but I think this is an unfair assumption. Perhaps her dh (or even her for that matter) smoke in their basement at night after the kids go to bed, or maybe she has an occasional smoke in the house while kids are at school or out with daddy, or maybe in her car on the way to the post office (alone) or mayber her dh in the car on the way to the post office with the packages, or as several other posters have said, it could be the mail carrier. our mail carrier drives his own vehicle.

I just wouldn't assume, even if a wahm IS a smoker, that she is sewing with a ciggy hanging out of her mouth and kids underfoot.
post #74 of 126
producing you item in a house where smoking occurs is no different than the WAHM smoking IMO. You are making an item FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN around smoke...not good.

As people mentioned you do not buy an outfit at a local dept store that smells, why should diapers be any different?

Smoke smells are smoke smells are smoke smells. I could care less how they got there (provided it was from the WAHM), all I know is it smells.
post #75 of 126
I think it should be disclosed, but really, they shouldn't be smoking period, worse yet around their kids.
post #76 of 126
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Originally Posted by My3babes
So does it bother you sensitive noses/asthmatics if packages *reek* of lavender or citrus/cinnamon pail pals!?!!

only if it's patchouli. BLECHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
i detest that scent. i bought an item that was washed in patchouli wool wash and it took 4 washings to get the scent totally out.
post #77 of 126
My postal carrier smokes cigars while he delivers all day long and I've never had it permiate a package. Not diapers or anything else. BUT, I recently got a package from a friend who smokes and it smelled so strongly that I could not get the smell out. This was a huge bummer because it had an un-washable item in it that is ruined, expensive and stinky permanently. If the items you recieve smell that strongly of smoke you can almost bet that the WAHM *is* smoking in her home and yes, around her children. If she knows her dh smokes, she should take her mail herself.
post #78 of 126
OK, well I guess y'all got me. I'm with thismama.
post #79 of 126
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Originally Posted by mamaroni
I see what you're saying but I think this is an unfair assumption. Perhaps her dh (or even her for that matter) smoke in their basement at night after the kids go to bed, or maybe she has an occasional smoke in the house while kids are at school or out with daddy, or maybe in her car on the way to the post office (alone) or mayber her dh in the car on the way to the post office with the packages, or as several other posters have said, it could be the mail carrier. our mail carrier drives his own vehicle.

I just wouldn't assume, even if a wahm IS a smoker, that she is sewing with a ciggy hanging out of her mouth and kids underfoot.
I see what you are saying as well, but I very seriously doubt a diaper could reek of smoke from a short trip in a mail carriers truck, considering its enclosed in packaging. Carry the scent, maybe, but reek, no. Plus even if one parent smokes in a closed off room, the smoke thats absorbed into clothes, walls, curtains, etc would be considered second hand smoke and is still harmful to the kids. I know when my Mom comes over she smokes outside, and she still reeks of it when she comes in. Its just about impossible to get away from it if someone close to you smokes. So whether they smoke around their kids or in private, its still sad IMO. Thats just the picture that was painted in my mind when I recieved a smokey dipe.

Of course it is all speculation, but I just don't believe that the mailperson would be at fault. I would imagine someone smoking in their sewing room around all the fabric day after day would be much more at fault for the diapers smelling of it.
post #80 of 126
Yuck! I dont think that people should smoke around their products at all..
ESPECIALLY if its a WAHM who shouldn't be smoking in the house at all because she has CHILDREN!
I mean, i don't want to try to tell people what to do, you can smoke if you want to, just smoke outside away from your products and wash your hands before work!
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