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coco4cloth's Avatar coco4cloth 06:34 PM 02-22-2005
What are your thoughts on this? Should it be disclosed somewhere on their site? I recently got some diapers in the mail that reeked of smoke. My dd said "stinky" when we opened it.

judybean's Avatar judybean 06:37 PM 02-22-2005
I think it should be disclosed. Just like having pets. Some people have serious allergies to things like that and it's only fair to the consumer that all pertinent information about the product (including a potentially-offensive smell) be disclosed up front. Buyers can decide from there whether they want the product still.
binxsmom's Avatar binxsmom 06:37 PM 02-22-2005
that's disgusting. i detest cigarette smoke.
Leilalu's Avatar Leilalu 06:40 PM 02-22-2005
.I say, if you are paying for something you should at least get a heads up!That is just gross IMO.I hate cigarette smoke.
mamaroni's Avatar mamaroni 06:41 PM 02-22-2005
I think it should be disclosed probably, but at least you can wash it out. also, maybe the wahm's dh smokes and there isn't much she can do about that (although I don't think sending out a smoke-smelling dipe is a good business practice). probalby the wahm would be horrifed to know that a dipe she sent out smelled like that.
grnmtnmama's Avatar grnmtnmama 06:48 PM 02-22-2005
yucko. i wouldn't want to get smoky smelling dipes. it should be disclosed on the site.
drea2447's Avatar drea2447 06:57 PM 02-22-2005
I recently got a podaegi and some dipes in the mail that smelled horribly of cigarette smoked. I was so ticked. Then the next week, I was driving my dd back from dance class and we passed our mail carriers truck and he was sitting there smoking. In the truck. I got home and called the post office and complained. Not sure that it did any good, because yesterday I saw him smoking in the truck.

So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
My3babes's Avatar My3babes 07:01 PM 02-22-2005
I think it should be disclosed as well.. or if it isnt clearly stated you could always email and ask, esp if you have an allergy.

Also, I *used* to smoke and never realized how bad my clothes and car reeked until I quit *3 years ago.YAY* and she may not realize how bad it is, yk? It is hard to smell it on yourself if you are used to it!
mamaroni's Avatar mamaroni 07:01 PM 02-22-2005
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So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
oh, that's a really good point.
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 07:20 PM 02-22-2005
I like it when a seller says they have a smoke-free pet-free home. It makes me MUCH more likely to buy from them.
~Scapegoat~'s Avatar ~Scapegoat~ 07:28 PM 02-22-2005
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I like it when a seller says they have a smoke-free pet-free home. It makes me MUCH more likely to buy from them.

2tadpoles's Avatar 2tadpoles 07:33 PM 02-22-2005
On a tangent, I bought a coat on Ebay last fall, and the box reeked of perfume. I could smell it before even opening the box! When I opened it, I found a very pungent fabric softener sheet in there with the coat. I guess it was supposed to act as a sachet.

I emailed the seller and explained (very nicely) that she might not want to continue that practice. I had to wash the coat 3-4 times before I could even wear it (asthma). She was very apologetic and said that she should have considered that since her brother is asthmatic. Some people just don't think.
Boobiemama's Avatar Boobiemama 07:51 PM 02-22-2005
I remember getting dipes stinkin of smoke a couple years ago, it was pretty gross. I think someone running a business shouldnt be smoking around her product.
Trishy's Avatar Trishy 07:57 PM 02-22-2005
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Originally Posted by drea2447
I recently got a podaegi and some dipes in the mail that smelled horribly of cigarette smoked. I was so ticked. Then the next week, I was driving my dd back from dance class and we passed our mail carriers truck and he was sitting there smoking. In the truck. I got home and called the post office and complained. Not sure that it did any good, because yesterday I saw him smoking in the truck.

So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
ITA, the postmasters smoke in my PO and I try to use the larger post office for mailing items but am not always able to get there. It would not be totally inappropriate to send the WAHM a polite e-mail explaining that the items smelled like cigarette smoke and maybe she can explain. Also, I know of a couple of WAHMs that this has come up with in the past so maybe check feedback here and on Diaperpin in advance and see if there is any mention.
rorysgirl1's Avatar rorysgirl1 07:58 PM 02-22-2005
i had this happen with a clothing order from a wahm several years ago--someone i was thinking of having do some sewing for me. it put me off so badly that i never even considered her as a possibility after that. i know some smell could rub off from the carrier, but i'm talking totally saturated and nasty. i think if you smoke, you need to be careful to do it in an area that doesn't affect any product you sell. it's especially important to me, as i have an asthmatic child.
Zanymom's Avatar Zanymom 08:02 PM 02-22-2005
I received a diaper once that smelled like smoke. It reaked, and I started having problems with my breathing. I wasn't sure what to do at first. I didn't want to be rude and confront the WAHM, but I didn't want to buy from them again if they smoked. I finally emailed her, and at first she was confused b/c they don't smoke. Then she remembered that her wood stove or fireplace was backed up or something and had filled their house with smoke. I can't remember all the details, but it ended up being that stove, and she thanked me for letting me know it got to the diapers, and she washed all the diapers she had instock.
cyrusmama's Avatar cyrusmama 08:05 PM 02-22-2005
I agree with the idea that they should disclose the info. I quit smoking awhile back and now the smell (which I never noticed before) makes me physically ill.
clothcrazymom's Avatar clothcrazymom 08:11 PM 02-22-2005
I really think it should be disclosed.

And the mention of that it can be washed out - not necessarily. I've had to toss items that I couldn't get the smell out of.

As for the delivery person smoking - maybe this is why some of the WAHMs send in ziplock too.
WickidaWitch's Avatar WickidaWitch 09:04 PM 02-22-2005
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Originally Posted by drea2447
Then the next week, I was driving my dd back from dance class and we passed our mail carriers truck and he was sitting there smoking. In the truck. I got home and called the post office and complained. Not sure that it did any good, because yesterday I saw him smoking in the truck.
So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
I know UPS drivers are allowed to smoke in their truckds. It wouldnt surprise me if it is allowed for the usps to also.
MissSugarKane's Avatar MissSugarKane 09:07 PM 02-22-2005
I am shocked postal workers are allowed to smoke in an enclosed space with our mail.You would think in this day and age that would be outlawed.
boston's Avatar boston 09:20 PM 02-22-2005
I, too, am shocked and dismayed. But overjoyed to have a new thing to complain about.
MissSugarKane's Avatar MissSugarKane 09:24 PM 02-22-2005
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But overjoyed to have a new thing to complain about.
: OMG I am cracking up so hard at that.
thismama's Avatar thismama 09:25 PM 02-22-2005
Well personally I don't care. I mean, I would prefer a wahm to not be smoking *around* the product, but I don't care if she smokes or not.

I might get flamed for this, but I think we've gotten a little hysterical about cigarette smoke. I mean, sure, a habit is a terrible thing for one's health. But something that smells like smoke a little to me isn't a big deal. Maybe because a lot of my friends smoke. :
KayleeZoo's Avatar KayleeZoo 09:25 PM 02-22-2005
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I know UPS drivers are allowed to smoke in their truckds.
That's disgusting. I didn't know that
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 09:26 PM 02-22-2005
I have to say I'm saddened by the image of someone sitting at her sewing machine with a cigarette in her mouth (I'm not saying that anyone actually does that, but that's the image that this thread has put in my mind). I like to think of the WAHMs as healthy mamas. (I'm sure most of them are.)

As far as postal workers, isn't there some sort of divider between the driver's seat and the cargo area where the packages are? Even without that, though, it's hard to imagine enough of their cigarette smoke permeating the sides of the package so that the diaper ends up *saturated* with cigarette smoke and *reeking* of the smell.
~*~MamaJava~*~'s Avatar ~*~MamaJava~*~ 09:28 PM 02-22-2005
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Originally Posted by My3babes
Also, I *used* to smoke and never realized how bad my clothes and car reeked until I quit *3 years ago.YAY*



Just wanted to say way to go, mama.

It should probably be disclosed, but yes I think it's possible it could be from the mail carrier too. It doesn't take much. I wish my dh would quit - I'm always worried that we will smell like smoke. He doesn't smoke it our house, but I'm paranoid. I *hate* the smell of stale cigarette smoke.
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 09:29 PM 02-22-2005
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But something that smells like smoke a little to me isn't a big deal.
Oh, it's a HUGE deal to me. I cannot STAND that smell. It makes me ill!
coco4cloth's Avatar coco4cloth 09:37 PM 02-22-2005
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Originally Posted by thismama
Well personally I don't care. I mean, I would prefer a wahm to not be smoking *around* the product, but I don't care if she smokes or not.

I might get flamed for this, but I think we've gotten a little hysterical about cigarette smoke. I mean, sure, a habit is a terrible thing for one's health. But something that smells like smoke a little to me isn't a big deal. Maybe because a lot of my friends smoke. :
When I am spending 100 dollars on a product that I will be placing on my child's bum I don't want it to come selling like smoke. I am watching my grandma die of lung cancer. I think people are becoming hysterical for a reason!

It wasn't the mailman. I had other fluffmail that day too. They sent wash cloths as a freebie and they stunk. The tissue paper and invoice smelled too.
boston's Avatar boston 09:40 PM 02-22-2005
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Originally Posted by coco4cloth
When I am spending 100 dollars on a product that I will be placing on my child's bum I don't want it to come selling like smoke.
:LOL
3 Little Monkeys's Avatar 3 Little Monkeys 09:51 PM 02-22-2005
I agree it should be disclosed - Both my parents smoked for most of my life and the smell of cigarettes just makes me gag. I hate getting something that reeks of smoke - it seems inconsiderate to me!
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