Sunday, November 9, 2008

Random Notes

I bought this Seventh Generation dishwasher detergent a while back. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I'm not big on environmentally friendly - I need things that work - but if I can put both in one package, that's cool. Well, I only have two problems with this, after having used 3 boxes: First, if you do not wash the dishes thoroughly before putting them into the dishwasher with this detergent, they will come out dirty. So where's the labor savings there? Secondly, all of my dishes have a coating of something on them after using this detergent. I have never in my life used a rinse aid, and have never had a problem like this when using Cascade. So, while the idea is good, the execution in this product is bad. Save your money folks; I wasted mine for your benefit.

Another point of personal pride: My first and third sons started building a house on speculation in February, while my oldest was working as an economist at a "big financial house" (from which he's been downsized, along with tens of thousands of others). Son #1 was the money man, son #3 can do anything with his hands. Anyway, they finished this house, sold it, and closed it on Friday. In this economy especially, you can see me swelling with pride.

Finally, to make you laugh, a couple of weeks back, a guy came door to door selling aerial photos of houses. I looked at the tiny sample print he had, studied it, and said, "You must have taken these last October?" He asked how I knew, and I pointed out the coloration of the trees and the cars in the back yard. Then, out of the blue, I said, "I'm glad I wasn't out dancing naked in the back yard on that day!" Poor guy didn't know what to say. Of course, I never bothered to tell him I can't dance.


noble pig said...

That's hilarious. I've never heard of anyone selling aerial photos door to door...bizarre! Thanks for tip on the detergent.

Pam said...

I thought that I posted about this detergent, but I guess I didn't. It's awful. It left a powdery film on everything. I have pictures of some glasses, which came out of the diswasher, dirtier than when they went in! I've switched to Citra which is working really well.

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, I was just thinking about your sons' venture, and here you posted on that very thing! Congratulations to your boys! On many levels, this is cause for celebration ... the success of their first project and also I find it just terrific that they did it together! Marjie, you and your beloved have done just a tremendous job raising your children. Well done to you all!

While I like looking at those aerial photos, I don't think I've ever heard of these as a door to door sales job. Um, he does know that you can just find this stuff on line! Of course, he was probably thinking about when he should schedule his next aerial rounds ... and zoom in on your backyard for a hope of catching you outside. Poor man, probably walked around with a dazed expression for the rest of the day!

Bummer about the dishwasher detergent. Hope that yucking coating comes off your glasses.

Pam said...

That's too bad the dish detergent isn't good.

Congrats to both of your boys - what a triumph in this economy.

The Blonde Duck said...

LoL! You scared him.

I'm glad you posted about the detergent. Saving money is always fun!

gaylen said...

I do tend to lead toward environmentally friendly, but not if it means wasting water to use "special" detergent. There is one county in my state that has completely gotten rid of the green bottle detergent and gone to all environmentally friendly. I would be mad if I had to wash my dishes on either side of the dishwasher - defeats the purpose. g