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Oh, the Persistence of Some Things. [Dec. 3rd, 2008|12:59 pm]
Some things are hard to get rid of. They just seem to stick, keep showing up, reminding of you....

Like an ex. Well, no, that was a cheap shot. Although the day after Thanksgiving, when I was sitting at the table between my ex and my current...that's it, just the three of us, I thought "Damn, did I just make a big ol' Thanksgiving dinner for..."

But that's not my focus in this post. No, this is about Bounce fabric softener sheets. See, it's the season of the static and I can't use the de-static sprays, so I'm stuck with the tried and true, just wipe down your hose or inside of coat or whatever with a fabric softener sheet.

And I'm not a big fan of artificial scents or strong scents of any kind, but Bounce is just a smell I'm used to. So I carried a small pack into work on Monday. In my briefcase. I took the box right out of my briefcase when I got to work. It is now Wednesday. Everything in my briefcase STILL smells like Bounce. The apple I had for snack. The cans of soda I brought in today. Any piece of paper, of course, goes without saying.

But I just licked a stamp and it tasted like....Bounce.

I have now drank half a diet mountain dew (from a non-infected source) and my mouth STILL tastes Bounce.

I am the Lady MacBeth of Fabric Softeners...

[User Picture]From: meapet
2008-12-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
I just totally had a vision of you in Elizabethan clothing, throwing the snuggle bear across the room. "Out! Out Damn smell!"

(Yes I know bounce isn't the Snuggle bear- I use the bounce with Febreeze, but it was still funny to me.)

Edited at 2008-12-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-12-03 08:05 pm (UTC)
If you had enclosed the box of Bounce in a small space, say a closet, with a bird for longer than a few minutes, the bird would have died.

I don't use Bounce.

Of course I also don't have to deal with static cling! It's too damp here in the PNW for static to last more than a second or two. Also, I'd get bodhranned out of the folk corps if I wore pantyhose. :)
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[User Picture]From: bittibuddha
2008-12-03 08:25 pm (UTC)
my first impulse was to tell you to use Febreeze as a breath spray to get rid of the taste of Bounce, but that probably would have been a bad idea.

its only after I realize just how bad some of my ideas are that I say them outloud to serve as a warning of using too much artificial sweetener in your coffee, etal.

see? that made complete sense in my brain.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-12-03 09:00 pm (UTC)
O O O O that Shakespearean rag. It's so elegant, so intelligent...
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-05 05:40 pm (UTC)

Old Song from the Rocketeer

" Ooooh, that smell"
"Cancha' smell that smell?"
"Ooooh, that smell",
"The smell of Bounce around you!!!"
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