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Laurasia wrote:I've also decided to cut down on the amount of dishwashing liquid I use when I wash the dishes - "just enough soap to break the surface tension on the water" as my Dad used to say.
Chicken_Little wrote:Heineken wrote:Come on, Aaron et al. Be reasonable.
I do manual labor outdoors almost every day, and I swear that the clothes-washing approach I described works adequately.
We are so fixated on getting out every last stain and having "whites" that glow in the dark. We are infected with this fixation by advertising, the office world, and our mothers.
The point is to get clothes clean, not spotless.
The attitude of "out, every damned last spot" is a madness typical of our society, and boy do we pay for it.
for outdoor work, great, but in today's office environment, i think i'd quickly be branded as an undesirable employee with personal hygiene and possible mental issues.
I'd certainly tell them detergent wasn't necessary, right before i was marched to the front entrance by building security.
nwildmand wrote:i also use very little detergent. i guess i always considered the recomended amount wasteful. my bottle of detergent is well over a year old and still 2/3 full.
the only thing im anal about keeping clean is socks and underwear. ill change my socks at lunchtime if i have the chance.
work shirts go for a couple of days before they hit the bin. the same jeans (this may gross some out) will be worn to work for weeks at a time.
as for my good clothes... i figure if i take a shower and put them on for a night on the town how can they get dirty? needless to say they dont get washed much either.
so tell me people in the know... why do some people stink so bad? they wear doederant and shower everyday and have all kinds of soaps and if they dont keep up with it they just reek to high heaven. i myself shower every 3-4 days never use soap (i figure the shampoo running off my head is good enough - ive got a lot of hair) and have never bought doederant in my life. i dont stink. and i know its not me not being able to smell myself. one time this summer i was on the road working and sleeping in my van. i had not showered for 12 days. i got home that night looking like i had been drug through a knothole and went straight to the bar. i asked a couple of my friends who are known for their brutal honesty if i stank. they said they could not smell anything.
so why do some people reek so bad when their hygine is so much better than mine.
i think that all that crap they put on their body is throwing there personal bacteria off balance leaving only super bacteria behind.
any thought on this?
uNkNowN ElEmEnt wrote:One of the reasons the best chefs are middle aged white men is because they have the taste buds of that demographic and can cater to the taste that group prefers. The rest of the population won't find it as tasty, but who cares, as long as the main people are being taken care of....or at least that is what they are presumed to think.
Body odour would be hard for that demographic to notice as well. Its been well researched that a mans sense of smell/taste diminish dramatically with age. Some of us can tell if someone has eaten hamburger the night before by their body odour. the other side of this equation is filled with people who have exchanged their natural muskiness for the smell of deoderant. Yeuch.
One of the most sexually appealing smells is a clean washed guy that has his own natural musk present. That is why women like slow dancing so much. Clean yes, but naturally clean.
Lots of women are starting to get allergies to the different smells like Brut, and old spice because they are too powerful and overdone.
If you feel you simply must use anoint your clothing with detergent, probably you could get by with a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Soap is basically soap, no matter how it is packaged (and priced).
uNkNowN ElEmEnt wrote:Lots of women are starting to get allergies to the different smells like Brut, and old spice because they are too powerful and overdone.
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