1/03/2007

Time For A Q-Tip Party!...

-Does anyone else get a tingly sensation when they use a Q-tip? It's somewhat similar to a "piss shiver".

-Q-tips are one of a few things I refuse to buy generic. Non-Q-tip brand Q-tips always seem to suck ass.

-Some people try to tell you using Q-tips to clean your ears is dangerous and unhealthy. Whatever.

18 comments:

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

OK- you just sent me into "clinical mode".
If you've ever worked in an ER, you'd be too freaked out to ever clean your ears with a Q-tip again. So many people permanently damage their ear drum by doing this.

...I'm just sayin'

Chris said...

Randy- I'm sure you're right. I'm pretty careful not to jam it in there too far. Plus, I like to live on the edge. Danger is my middle name.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I use 'em to clean out my nose since I have a stud hanging in there collecting boogers. Do people ever burst their nose cavity doing this?

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Kristi-
I think you're OK. Never seen a Q-tip related nose incident.

Slinger said...

NEVER buy generic "cotton swabs" - just not the same. And I too use themt o clean my ears, despite all the warnings. I just hate that ater feeling when I dont use one.

Valerie said...

Yes, the day always starts with a Q-tip cleaning after the shower for me. My kids also ask to have their ears cleaned after their baths. It's pretty gross what comes off the Q-tip when I clean their ears. I don't understand how their ears get so dirty, when mine are clean.

And definitely no generic Q-tips in my house. You might as well poke a chopstick in your ear. The cotton is never thick enough.

My brother knew someone who went deaf because the guy was cleaning his ears out with a Q-tip when his sister burst into the bathroom and the door caused the guy to ram the Q-tip in his ear.

So I am always careful when I clean my ears and my kids ears and don't stand by the door.

mixednut said...

Sometimes it feels soo good, like I'm scratching my brain.

Anon. Blogger said...

Generic Q-tips are never just right. As Valarie pointed out you risk getting a chopstick, on the other end of the spectrum you might get an oversized / improperly compressed cotton ball. Then when you give it that little extra nudge... bam, self inflicted ear damage. It's tricky business, so I just stopped buying the generics. That's just taking danger too far.

And Kristi, what's that little guy hanging on to in there , what does he do with the boogers he collects, and what did *he* get you for Christmas? I have no studs around at all and you've even got one in your nose!

Amy said...

Brand name Q-Tips only. I totally agree.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

You folks are all flirtin' with disaster.
Pat Robertson just predicted millions of Americans will lose their hearing in 2007 due to Q-tip related mishaps.

Flannery Alden said...

Doc is a total baby if he doesn't have Q-tips. I've got surplus on hand at all times.

Geo said...

Chris: I am totally down for a Q-Tip party. I, too, like to ride that lightning every damn morning. Pat Robertson's ears must be filthy.

Nobody said...

No more generics for me either. And like mixednut said, it's like scratching your brain.

Dave said...

I go a little nuts without a good q-tip cleaning after a shower

K.I.D. said...

Aaaarrrrggghhhh! Randy---

I cleared it w/ my best friend who is a doctor. Q-tips feel too good not to use. Most people are responsible Q-tip users.

Go after smokers instead.

Coaster Punchman said...

I never use Q-Tips or any other cotten swab, sorry. What I'm going to tell you might be TMI, but you started it. To me, there is nothing like having a professional clean your ears with one of those water squeeze balls. The nurse who cleaned mine squeezed the water in so hard that it felt like she satisfied one of those deep, deep ear itches that you can just never get to. Hmmmmmm.

Zed said...

Q-tips only. And yes, in the ears as well (but carefully, and not down the ear canal).

There's nothing like a good Q-tip cleaning of the ears. Well, almost nothing.

Big Orange said...

you kidding? I LOVE that tingly feelin' you get when first inserting Q-tips into yer ear! I've been addicted to that since I was about 5!! Better than sex, sometimes!!