Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This-n-That Thursday...

I'll be brief....
  • If Q-tips don't belong in your ears, then why were they invented?
  • Really, this metabolism thing?
  • Really?
  • No, really, where do you use a Q-tip?
  • Is it normal to lose 150 hairs a day?
  • Really. Does anybody use a Q-tip?
  • Any other questions?

30 comments:

Decadent Housewife said...

Q-tips are great for cleaning the corners of windows.
Can I go now?

Nancy said...

I thought you were not supposed to use anything smaller than your elbow in your ears?

jojo said...

ummm, well...I just don't know what to say.

T said...

Q-Tips make great weapons for Polly Pocket dolls and army men!

Hilary said...

Q-tip are so for cleaning your ears.. AND your hearing aid. ;)

And the hairs.. you counted?

Tammy said...

I only use Q-tips to clean my ears! And the metabolism thing? GAH, just GAH!

noble pig said...

Metabolism, what's that?

Nurse Nancy said...

I have the same question and hear docs say it all the time. Go figure!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

No questions. Right there with ya!
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Trisha said...

The Q-Tip question bothers me as well. Plus - how else are you supposed to get that wax out of your ears? The whole "flushing" thing doesn't work very well for me and . . . who has the time?

Keetha said...

Nancy, I've heard that, too, about the elbow thing! Someone told me that when The Child was a few weeks ago. I kind of wanted to throw something at them. I wasn't going to shove a Qtip in my infants ear - if they're not supposed to clean (fully grown) ears, what are they for??

Deb said...

I did not get the memo that Q Tips don't belong in your ears. Since when?
Cleaning corners of windows? She must be very young and eyes that notice dirty window corners.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

q-tips work great on cleaning the view finder on your cameras :) the perfect size.
150 hairs a day????
my goodness...call it STRESS.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

q-tips work great on cleaning the view finder on your cameras :) the perfect size.
150 hairs a day????
my goodness...call it STRESS.

phd in yogurtry said...

The whole forbidden q-tip quandary has thrown me for a loop. When the hairstylist gets to clipping around my ears, will she understand she is witnessing healthy growth?

MitMoi said...

Srsly ... you count your hair loss? And how do you know you counted ALL of them?

I am lost in a sea of imagining all the places my hair comes out - and the effort it would take to track them.

Q-tips - also great for cleaning car dashes. (yes, I am OCD)

Daryl said...

Q-tips are for cleaning under eyes of messy mascara ick .. but if you put two Q-tips together you can use them in your ear .. just dont slip or cough or move too fast ..

I punctured my ear drum 10 yrs ago cleaning my ear with a Q-tip .. the after it happens, is not a fun experience

TSannie said...

Secretly they're totally meant for the ear canal. Don't tell anyone!

Caution Flag said...

I just bought safe q-tips that are so big they won't do damage. Of course, that also means they can't fit into a normal ear, so I've been pounding on them a bit. One of these days, one is going to come out the other ear.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Q-tips were originally developed so that mothers could torture young children by holding them down and scraping their ear canals out, ignoring the howls and screams of the kicking, crying child. Then, when that nose plunger sucker thingie was invented, they forgot all about the Q-tips and used that to clean out the young ones' noses as a better, more effective form of torture.

But back to the original question. Q-tips are for the ears. The End.

Ann Marie said...

Q-Tips are for dating... I actually dated a dude whose nickname was Q-tip... and I thought that was going to work why????
Metabolism hates me it won't speak to me so I am not sure what the heck it is..

imbeingheldhostage said...

There is a use for Q-tips, I know this because I have a box in my house that seems to dwindle-- someone's using them somewhere.

mom x 2 said...

I don't have a metabolism anymore. Or if I do, it must be broken since it moves so slow.

And the Q-tip thing? Notta clue!

Starwoodgal said...

I'm blaming my thyroid for all of it. Including the qtips. :)

Sassy said...

I love Q tips....but I hate the flexible ones that don't really stick in your ear.....

Country Girl said...

I use a Q-tip almost every day. It's because I'm a slob when putting on mascara. So I dip my Q-tip in my lancome miracle ointment and voila! Perfect eyes.

Well, perfect for me.

Ellen said...

If they weren't meant to be put into the ear, they shouldn't have been made to fit said ear.

If I didn't use one per ear each day, I'd have enough wax to make a candle or I'd rip open the canal scratching it.

kim-d said...

Okay, this one will probably get me permanently 86'd from your comments, but here goes. The Q-tips are good for cleaning any little hard-to-reach spots in, say the dishwasher. Also for "dusting" the very corners of wood inlays of wood cabinet doors. And for cleaning ears.

The 150 hairs? Honestly, I think I'm at 150,000 per day. I swear I am going bald!

These Nine Acres said...

I use Q-tips every time I shower. I hate wet ears. It is a pet peeve. Now you know way too much about me.

Suz Broughton said...

Everybody's comments are so funny. I have nothing to add except I can't live with Q-TIps (yawn).