Wahm's who smoke - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
coco4cloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
coco4cloth is offline  
#2 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:37 PM
 
judybean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: in denial
Posts: 4,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls and now a rainbow1284.gif BOY!!! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) angel3.gif .

judybean is offline  
#3 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:37 PM
 
binxsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Atlanta suburbs
Posts: 1,852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that's disgusting. i detest cigarette smoke.
binxsmom is offline  
#4 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:40 PM
 
Leilalu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 7,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.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.

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
.
Leilalu is offline  
#5 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:41 PM
 
mamaroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: riding the wave of change
Posts: 3,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

namaste.gif

mamaroni is offline  
#6 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:48 PM
 
grnmtnmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yucko. i wouldn't want to get smoky smelling dipes. it should be disclosed on the site.
grnmtnmama is offline  
#7 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 05:57 PM
 
drea2447's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
drea2447 is offline  
#8 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:01 PM
 
My3babes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!

Stacy ~ Mama to 4 and #5 due in February
My3babes is offline  
#9 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:01 PM
 
mamaroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: riding the wave of change
Posts: 3,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by drea2447

So, my point is, it may not be the WAHM.
oh, that's a really good point.

namaste.gif

mamaroni is offline  
#10 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:20 PM
 
Sustainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 10,749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

Sustainer is offline  
#11 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:28 PM
 
~Scapegoat~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: In a constant state of confusion.
Posts: 921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sustainer
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~ is offline  
#12 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:33 PM
 
2tadpoles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
2tadpoles is offline  
#13 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:51 PM
 
Boobiemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Idaho!!!
Posts: 4,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Boobiemama is offline  
#14 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:57 PM
 
Trishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: BFE, Kentucky
Posts: 11,835
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
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.
Trishy is offline  
#15 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 06:58 PM
 
rorysgirl1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: deep south
Posts: 549
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
rorysgirl1 is offline  
#16 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 07:02 PM
 
Zanymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: In a house we're trying to sell....
Posts: 991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Zanymom is offline  
#17 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 07:05 PM
 
cyrusmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MO
Posts: 1,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cyrusmama is offline  
#18 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 07:11 PM
 
clothcrazymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,566
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
clothcrazymom is offline  
#19 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:04 PM
 
WickidaWitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Not here
Posts: 21,970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
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.
WickidaWitch is offline  
#20 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:07 PM
 
MissSugarKane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Volcano , Ca
Posts: 3,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
MissSugarKane is offline  
#21 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:20 PM
 
boston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Maine
Posts: 994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I, too, am shocked and dismayed. But overjoyed to have a new thing to complain about.
boston is offline  
#22 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:24 PM
 
MissSugarKane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Volcano , Ca
Posts: 3,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by boston
But overjoyed to have a new thing to complain about.
: OMG I am cracking up so hard at that.
MissSugarKane is offline  
#23 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:25 PM
 
thismama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nursing the revolution
Posts: 14,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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. :
thismama is offline  
#24 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:25 PM
 
KayleeZoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
I know UPS drivers are allowed to smoke in their truckds.
That's disgusting. I didn't know that

Half-marathon running Mommy to 3 spunky girls and 1 sweet boy. Spending my days and nights where my kids need me most- at home with them!!

KayleeZoo is offline  
#25 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:26 PM
 
Sustainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 10,749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

Sustainer is offline  
#26 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:28 PM
 
~*~MamaJava~*~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
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.
~*~MamaJava~*~ is offline  
#27 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:29 PM
 
Sustainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 10,749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismama
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!

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

Sustainer is offline  
#28 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
coco4cloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
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.
coco4cloth is offline  
#29 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:40 PM
 
boston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Maine
Posts: 994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
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
boston is offline  
#30 of 126 Old 02-22-2005, 08:51 PM
 
3 Little Monkeys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: the nut house
Posts: 19,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
3 Little Monkeys is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off