Saturday, September 17, 2011

UGH the commercial I just saw...

...sent me straight in to my computer.

FINISH® JET-DRY® TURBO DRY®The new Jet-Dry commercial... or whatever the heck they call that stuff now (don't have a dishwasher, son't want one), shows a chick pulling a glass out of the dishwasher and getting thoroughly disgusted by "spots." She then proceeds to THROW the GLASS in the GARBAGE CAN. (Which, by the way, is nicely lined with a black trash bag. Subliminal sales.) Oh, but don't worry: they flash the word, "Dramatization" at the beginning, and they also say "Don't try this at home" as she flips the wine glass into her nice stainless steel garbage can.

I know. Just a commercial. But what is this saying???

Nothing, Rhonda. It's not saying anything. It's just a dumb commercial trying to sell a chemical that takes spots off your glasses that wouldn't have them on there if you washed them by hand. But we're too busy. It's a pain in the ass. My hands might get dry from the detergent. I'm too busy. Dishes are germy and they have to be sanitized in the dishwasher. There's just not enough time. It's a pain in the ass to have to actually WASH dishes. Oh, wait, I repeated myself in there somewhere.

Do you even know what's IN that stuff??? I don't. What makes your glasses dry ultra-fast after they get bombarded by other chemicals? More chemicals, that much I know. Really? So that we don't have some harmless stupid spots on glasses? So that we don't have to towel-dry stuff after it goes through the dishwasher?

I've never really quite gotten on board with the whole piling chemicals on top of other chemicals to do something I'm too busy/lazy to do. Oh, wait, here's what's in it:

Trideceth-4Nonionic Surfactant
Magnesium ChlorideNone
Propylene GlycolSolvent
Alcohols AlkoxylatesNonionic Surfactant
Sodium Cumene SulfonateHydrotrope
Citric AcidComplexing/Sequestering Agent
Zinc AcetateNone
Sodium SulfateFiller
Tetrasodium EDTAComplexing/Sequestering Agent
Magnesium NitrateStabilizer
Acid Blue 9Colorant
Magnesium ChlorideStabilizer

Any questions?

I'm good.