Friday, 11 December 2009

Things that keep me awake at night

I purchase those easy to use disinfecting wipes.  The ones I use are a store brand, but they are most likely made by Lysol or Clorox.
I am not exactly certain that they are any more efficacious than hot water and a bit of dish detergent, but they are mightily handy.
I think that it’s the name that seduces me into the purchase.  “Disinfecting wipes” has an allure of safety.  After all, according to the label, they kill 99.9% of bacteria in 15 seconds. I try not to worry about the 00.01% of un-killed bacteria! 
And there is also the advertised “lemon scent”.  Who would ever doubt that “lemon scent” makes all the difference!  One of these days I will try to purchase some “lemon scented” lemons.
Today, in a fit of curiosity I read the “fine print” on the label.  It included these words:
“It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling”.
Having read  this I am terrified that the FEDS will soon be after me.   
True enough I have not tried to eat one of the wipes, or to build a tent with them, or to use one to write my shopping list.
But who knows which Federal Law I may have violated as I have used the wipes?
Please: offer some suggestions as to my possible misdemeanors or felonies in the use of them.
Pretty please: do not call the FBI. 

1 comment:

  1. Michael,

    Some free advice: Breathe deeply a few times, and maybe get out more.

    Happy Advent,