Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let me explain something to you...

I'm sure you've all seen the commercials advertising the automatic soap dispensers and the individual hand towels that you throw away after one use.

Both commercials say that they stop the spread of germs. Okay, am I the only one who realizes the stupidity in this...? 

Let me break it down for you- they say you should buy the automatic soap dispenser because traditional soap dispensers that you have to touch get germs on your hands. Think for a second- even if there were germs on your soap dispenser, you're washing your hands immediately after touching it! I don't care if that bottle of soap is carrying the black plague, if you know how to wash your hands, it shouldn't be a problem.

And then the towel commercial says when everyone uses the same towel after washing their hands, the towel gets infested with germs. Okay, back up. If your towel has germs on it, you obviously are not washing your hands correctly. 

So instead of buying these products, why don't you just learn how to wash your hands?

Or get the plague. Your choice. 

Abby Noel 


Stephanie said...

Ahaha, this is great XD I love finding glitches in advertising like this.


Anonymous said...

Germs could actually spread through the air and land on the towel. Your comments on the hand washing are thought provoking. I've got one for you. What if you wash your hands thoroughly then go to sleep next to a mangy dog?

Addman said...

It's a bit like when they tell you not to eat peanuts from a bar because loads of people who haven't washed their hands will have helped themselves to those paenuts. Who says I don't like the taste of urine on my peanuts?

ishashime said...

i know! it's kind of like how i've always wondered why people need to wash their bath towels when you're technically squeaky clean when you use them., amirite? :))

Dr. Crankenfuss said...

Hey Abby, thanks for the post. I have to hand it to you. I consider myself an expert on finding stuff like that and I never thought of that one. But I got a lot more of that type stuff for you. How about when you ask someone something and they say, "Well, to tell you the truth..." and then they give you their opinion. Why do they have to warn you they're about to tell you the truth? Does that mean all the other times they're lying to you?
Or how about this? When two planes come really close to each other and almost crash, the TV news calls it a "near miss." Uh, hello! It's a total miss. What they should say is it's a near hit.
I find this kind of stuff and like to post about it at Freaky Dude Books. Check out the home page for three seconds tops. If you don't like it, forget you ever saw this. But if you do, go to Freak Speak Blog and check out my awesome posts. Daniel, the guy that runs the site, lets me talk about most anything. (He's also the guy who kind of created me, I guess, out of all the teenagers he knows.)
Well, that's it.

from the Dude with the 'tude,
Dr. Crankenfuss

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Dan said...

Great post as ever Abby and excellent points!

Confused about the anon's point about the mangy dog. Most normal people wouldn't sleep next to one. Or use them as a towel if that was somehow what you were implying but probably wasn't. I never trust anons either. I now have an image of some shifty man lurking round the internet with his mangy dog sat next to him. Go away crazy man.

I'll shut up now. Not sure what's got into me today. Sorry for the complete randomness of this comment.

Abbynoel24 said...

@Dan- that's actually hilarious that you say that because that was my dad! He's referring to the fact that my dog sleeps in my bed....oh my goodness I cannot wait until he sees what you said :)

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