Friday, January 30, 2009

What are they thinking?

I wish the makers of all the froo-froo gels, bath salts, shampoos, and related stuff would give a thought to those of us who, ah, shall we say, are a bit impaired in the eyesight? I fall into the bracket (female, mother, grandmother, co-worker, friend, whatever) that I can pretty well count on receiving at least one froo-froo item over the course of the year. Mother's Day, birthday, Christmas, what-have-you.

The labels often have a small font, with a few swirlies thrown in. I don't know about you, but when I'm in the shower in the early morning hours, without my glasses, I have a heck of a time distinguishing what is what. And not only do they do the swirly small font, they tell you what it is in French as well as English. So then after I work to focus, I still can't read it! My solution? Limited froo-froos in the shower. I get the combination shampoo/conditioner so I don't have to try and figure out which is which. Right now I only have 2 other items on the shelf, each of a shape that I can distinguish them pretty easy. Good thing, because I sure couldn't read what they are.

I guess another solution would be to take a marks-a-lot and write what it is in big bold letters. But then that wouldn't be as froo-frooie, would it?


Sherry said...

LOL I don't use fru-fru bath stuff myself. When I remarried, my new male-in-laws - the single guys - gifted me with fruity, flowery stuff. I put it in the hall closet. Whenever my son needed a girly gift, he raided the closet.

You need to grab a marker and label large enough that you can figure out what's in the tube before the hot water runs out!

Elizabeth said...

haha Long gone are the days of just Ivory soap I remember so well growing up?

everythingquilts said...

I had to laugh, hears a word of advice. Never ever keep Nair in the shower stall!!! I can't see any writing without my glasses big or small. I love the suggestion of marking with a really really big S, C, or B thanks for the tip, Sherry.

Tissy said...

Elsie, thank you for commenting on my page. I do drop the feed dogs on this machine and it works great. As a matter of fact, I use it strictly for quilting. The machine has to be turned upside down and there is a screw-like knob that drops the feed dogs. It was a gift and probably the best one I've ever gotten.

Happy Quilting


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