Thursday, November 01, 2007

Why do they...??


Thought for the day: Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Do you think that manufacturers, especially of consumer items, dilute their products just that much less, so that their effects are not what they should be?

For example, take these drain cleaner liquids. I was trying to make the kitchen drain trouble free, using the branded drain cleaners, and, each time,it would clear a bit,a bit, a bit, a bit, a bit,…..

Then, I got this unbranded bottle of drain cleaner from our friendly neighbourhood spiderman, err, no, groceryman, I mean. Thinking it was diluted, I just opened the cap(Yes, this cap didn’t get lost yet), and poured a wee bit on the kitchen sink..and….snap..crackle…pop…plus smoke….as the acid went to work. For a minute, I was wondering whether there would be any drain pipe left to clean, if it worked well, but, my worries were unfounded. It did clean up the sink drain perfectly, and, did not finish off the pipe.(I checked for three days in the morning, to satisfy myself).

Or, take washing powder for washing machines…there’s always that little bit of dirt still sticking around on the shirts, etc, so that you probably wash the clothes one wash earlier than you usually would. (Unless you’re like that colleague of mine in my previous company, who didn’t mind wearing a set of clothes for 5-6 days at a stretch..arghh).

Or, take clothes..why do they have to last just a year or two(Or, perhaps that’s also a very long period), and not more, as they used to? Again, it’s so that you buy new ones again and again and again.

Or, soap..why should it finish so soon? Why doesn’t it last for a year at least??(Soap reminded me of a joke:

guy 1: My brother invented the biggest bar of soap.
guy 2: Wow..do you need muscles to lift it?
guy 1: No- you just lie down and slide up and down on it.

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A review from me after quite some time, in the November issue of Filmfare. *ahem*. Movie: Chak De India. Want a preview? (I think it's ole hat now..everyone who's anyone has commented on it.LOL)
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On to the end jokes:

Q: What do hillbillies do on Halloween?
A: Pump Kin
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Lady: I really do appreciate my new negligee, darling, but I know that later you'll just want to try to talk me out of it.
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"Say when," said the fellow as he poured out her drink. "Right after the next drink," she replied.
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Till next time, keep smiling.

9 comments:

Keshi said...

I think they do that...cos none of the detergents do anything like they promise on TV ads DUH!


**Q: What do hillbillies do on Halloween?
A: Pump Kin

LOL hahahahahaha!


Keshi.

austere said...

Congrats on the Filmfare review. Great!

Michelle said...

guy 1: My brother invented the biggest bar of soap.
guy 2: Wow..do you need muscles to lift it?
guy 1: No- you just lie down and slide up and down on it.


ahahaha i cudn stop laughing @ this one! =)

Arunima said...

mera haath jaganath. I don't have a washing machine. And where do I read the filmfare review?

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Shreya said...

hilarious picture joke :)... And yes, these companies try to act shrewd by coercing us buy their products frequently. The tooth-paste companies, for instance, will make a wider mouth of the tooth-paste tube so that you use it up faster by squeezing out more tooth-paste! Jerks!? :P

tulipspeaks said...

hehehehe.. loved the soap joke!



ammu-in-deepavali-mood

Keshi said...

where r ya Mr.Amit?

Keshi.

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi...haha..yes,none of the detergents do anything like what they promise on TV ads.
I found the hillbilly joke funny,too.
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Hi,Austy-thanks
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Hi,Michelle-LOL...funny to just imagine that joke,na?
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Hi,Arunima.Oh,you're lucky then-one less mechanical wonder to worry about.Re. the Filmfare review-read it in Nov Filmfare,or,let me see if it's up on their website.
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Hi,Shreya..oooh,you know all that-about toothpaste companies taking us for a ride?I came to know it very recently.
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Hi,Tulip..tks for the comment.
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Hi,Keshi-very much here,as you can see.:0