Thursday, February 12, 2009

Things I can't stand...

So, a few weeks ago on a bulletin board the question went around "what can't you stand". I didn't think about it again until tonight while watching TV.

I've noticed that I have a problem watching all those ads that are trying to sell us things we don't need and are horrible for the us and/or the environment. (This includes a stupid ad on Facebookfor Tide that won't go away) What set me off tonight was the new Soft Scrub scrubby pads.

They are pre-loaded with Soft Scrub and you get them wet, then scrub away on your appliance. In the commercial, the woman is scrubbing away while the stove makes suggestive sexual comments. But that's not what bothers me. No, what bothers me is that once she is done molesting :) the stove she just THROWS AWAY the scrubby. And that's what the website says to do, "just throw away when the job is finished" GRRR!

Beyond the fact that I don't think you really need to use the cleaning chemical, can't you just buy the bottle and use a scrubby pad that you don't just THROW AWAY?

I've included some other things that really annoy me.
  • Trash day and having to drive by all the houses with literally dozens of trash bags full of stuff that could probably be composted, recycled or freecycled
  • Plastic packaging that can't be recycled - just make it recyclable people, it can't be that much different!
  • Every time my MIL talks about how we don't have paper towels - I KNOW she didn't have them growing up, why are they necessary NOW?
  • Having the cashier search for the UPC on my reusable bag that I just pulled out of my purse, and then asking if I know what this is and how much it costs


-Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentonista said...

Know what I can't stand? Standing on line at the grocery check out, with my bags prepped watching the person in front of me getting loaded up with plastic grocery bags. Truly, it is SO easy to bring your own bags, and then you don't have to remember to recycle those plastic bags! I leave mine in the car, so they're always ready for me. I also take one into the mall when I'm clothing shopping. Why get department store bags, when I can just use my stylin' pink eco bag?
Keep posting MAxine from Texas!

Gift of Green said...

Some time ago there used to be a commercial on tv for paper plates that you could wash and reuse. I would always say to my, that's called a PLATE! I just didn't get it.