Friday, February 27, 2009

Worst. Idea. Ever.

People sometimes ask me why, see as I'm a Pagan with a greater than average concern for the environment, I prefer the older term "conservationist" to "environmentalist". It's to separate myself from the kind of people who think up things like reusable toilet wipes


ogre said...

A modern version--and probably a more sanitary one--of the Roman sponge.

Strange? Outlandish?


But practically speaking, it's not an appalling idea; it's just culturally icky. Which is interesting--we don't get horrified at the idea of a toddler's fecal-fouled clothes and have to dispose of them.

Heck, when one of our kids then in diapers had what we referred to as "containment failure" I simply changed--and washed--those jeans I was wearing. Never thought "oh, how disgusting, I should throw them away!"

As for "Worst"--perhaps in a commercial sense. But compared to, say, invading Iraq? This doesn't even light a match.

ms. kitty said...

Gosh, Joel, as a mama who changed many a dirty diaper without gagging, I fail to see how awful the idea is. It's similar to washable menstrual pads and quite environmentally friendly. It's not as convenient as t.p., granted, but I don't think it's a bad idea.

Chalicechick said...

I'm way less enlightened than you people. Reading that makes me seriously want to heave.