Friday, December 19, 2014

Mold in Bottled Water

I know there's a debate about tap water and bottled water. Some people say
they're equal in quality and other people say that bottled is always better.
I used to believe that bottled water was cleaner, but now I'm having serious
doubts. I bought this gallon of water two days ago (It's supposed to be good
until 2016) and as you can see, it has mold floating in it. There was a lot of
mold in it, but it wouldn't show up well on camera. The nasty crap kept
floating around like it had a mind of its own.

I returned this gallon along with two more gallons. At the major grocery
chain I was told, "Yeah that water was recalled. Sorry about that." The next
time I buy bottled water I'll be looking at the date and I'll also be looking
to see if anything nasty is floating in it.

Mold in Bottled Water Poem

I bought some bottled water
and it seemed to be OK.
But I was quite wrong I really
must say.
The water appeared clear until
I saw a gross surprise. 
Something gray was floating
right before my very eyes.
I returned the moldy water to 
the major grocery chain.
Now I'll keep my eyes open
for gray nasty floaty things.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wet Ones Wipes Versus Frozen Off-Brand Wipes

I always have hand wipes in my car. I usually have two containers of hand
wipes, because I never want to run out. Anyway, one really cold morning
I tried to use my bargain brand wipes and the wipes were frozen. I opened 
the Wet Ones antibacterial hand wipes and the wipes worked perfectly.

The off-brand's active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride, but the Wet Ones
active ingredient is benzethonium chloride. That must explain the reason why
the cheap wipes were frozen and the Wet Ones weren't.