OT: Fabric Softeners (was On topic: Serious static problem)

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Fri Dec 4 21:08:57 1998

Aaron Christopher Finney wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:
> > Athanasios Kotsenos wrote:
> > >
> > > >What I do now is keep a wrist-strap and a
> > > >box of Bounce dryer sheets (don't laugh) in my jockey box.
> > >
> > > Sorry, but what do the Bounce sheets do?
> >
> > Probably nothing useful. They serve the purpose when inserted in a
> > dryer the Downey does in the washer, chemically treating fabric so as
> > to reduce static electricity. In a vehical, there would be little
> > effect.
> They do the same thing as diluted Downey from a spray bottle. When I'm
> carrying static-sensitive things, I take a couple sheets out and rub down
> the carpet, seats, and plastic panels with them. Actually works fairly
> well (and I read somewhere that they repel mosquitos too).

Downey solution is good enough for me -- those damned dryer sheets
cost too much and there's no guage as to when the chemical runs out.

To repel mosquitos, I prefer cigars. Since they do double duty and
repel liberals as well. (Actually, they repel liberals much better
than they repel mosquitos, since the liberals shy away from the
rumor and the mosquitos insist on checking out the actual aroma
before they avoid the site, and that's experience, not reading).
Ward Griffiths <mailto:gram_at_cnct.com> <http://www.cnct.com/home/gram/>
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Received on Fri Dec 04 1998 - 21:08:57 GMT

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