Monday, August 9, 2010
Lysol No Touch Hand Soap
Is it just me, or this this the stupidest new product to hit the market? Seriously. I think it's a tremendously ignorant product designed to bilk people out of their money. Plain and simple. You run the water, you get soap on your hands, rub your hands together, and then rinse. And the germs, having been subjected to mechanical abrasion and removal, go down the drain with the soap and rinse water. Who goes and puts their clean hands all over the germy soap dispenser when they're done washing their hands? And really, you are so much more likely to re-germ-ify your hands on that hand towel hanging there that every one else has used. Can we get an economical version of a paper towel dispenser instead? One that won't cost a fortune to refill? That's what I'm waiting for! Anyway, the commercial just ticks me off every time it airs. The dispenser at Wal-mart is about $6.00, and refills are about $3.50, for eight ounces. With three kids, One Daddy, One Mommy and five various therapists wandering through our bathroom every week, we'd be going through about four refills per week! For my money, I'm going to pocket the $20.00 (+ tax!) and use some common sense instead. When my house is clean enough that the condition of my soap dispensers' hygiene keeps me awake at night, then I will revisit the idea of ridding my household of "germy" soap dispensers. Maybe I'll just issue an all out ban from germs entering the house. It makes about as much sense as Lysol's new product. Until then, I'm going to continue to call this a stupid product. Okay. I'm done. For now.