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Friday, January 06, 2006
Allow me to preface this post with a disclaimer: These are the random kinds of things I ponder during the day. Don't ask.
What's the deal with those little plastic disposable teeth flossers? I'm not quite sure why they're necessary. What was wrong with simply wrapping the floss around your fingers? Are we such a consumerist society that we simply must develop new, totally redundant purchasables for greater waste capacity? I don't get it.
My dentist gave me a non-disposable flosser with a little disposable floss head that I'm supposed to change after each flossing. Great. More stuff for my medicine cabinet, and more stuff to remember to keep in stock.
Not only that, but my experience with it has been less than enjoyable. I don't have near the amount of manual control over the floss-on-a-stick that I do when it's wrapped around my fingers, and I just think it's kind of icky to have to keep rinsing and reusing the same little 1" of floss over and over for each tooth. I create less waste by using 18" of regular floss, and I don't have to keep the water running either.
They make the little disposa-flossers for kids too. Maybe the idea there is to make the kids interested in developing a flossing habit by putting Disney characters on little pieces of plastic? I dunno. Seems stupid to me, but that's just my opinion.
posted by hilary at 11:24 AM |
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