Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Back An Hour....

I have had a cold and cough and all that good stuff this whole week.  I went out this morning to buy some cough drops and medicine.  While I was at the store there was a distraught man talking to himself or to anyone that would listen.  He was ranting down the aisles.."Everything is made in China..EVERYTHING..."  and he  just kept saying it over and over.  I picked up a few clothing items while I was there...just some winter necessities like gloves and sweat shirts.  When I brought them in the house I remembered a story a few weeks ago about bed bugs being an epidemic here because of all of our clothes being made in other countries  where they don't think bed bugs are a bother.  I always wash clothes when they are first brought home...just because I like fresh clean clothes.  Now I am washing these items for the 2nd time because the ranting man actually reminded about the bed bugs.  I am not sure if I have ever seen them before...but I am pretty certian I don't want to.  Maybe I will wash them 3 times....after all I have an extra hour this weekend.

13 comments:

Rudee said...

Well I never thought about bedbugs coming in on new clothes, but I guess they could. One wash should be enough, though.

I once took care of a man who developed a resistant staph infection in his leg thought to be from new clothing he didn't wash before wearing. He went on IV antibiotics for weeks. He would flush his IV with heparin when done, and well, the heparin (from China) was counterfeit. This man died from an allergic reaction to heparin.

Moral of the story...wash those new clothes first!

The Bug said...

That's an urban myth - but Rudee is right, you should wash new clothes - not that I ever to it! Here's a link to the myth: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/bedbugs.asp.

Star said...

I'm with the ranting man. I hate to see everything made in China. What is the matter with us all? Have we no national pride left? I think we should boycott it all and only buy from our own countries.
Blessings, Star

Renie Burghardt said...

I'm with star, let's buy American products, if we can! I usually do not wash brand new clothes, but I guess it's something to think about.

Hope you feel better soon. I've had an acute (even had to be rushed to the Emergency Room) respiratory flu for almost 2 weeks now. Finally feel a lot better now. It seems I came down with it about 2 weeks after I had gotten my flu shot! Hmmmm!

Take care!

Renie

Winifred said...

Have to say I never wash new clothes. I just love the feel of them when they're brand new. Never even thought about it.

I've never heard of bugs in clothes, how would they get there if the clothes are made in factories.

It is annoying seeing all the cloths being made in the Far East I know what that bloke meant. You'd be hard pushed to find anything made in your own country now. Even more irritating is how hard it is to get a telephone helpline for services from your own country! Those banks that ripped us all off should be forced to bring back their services to their home country and at least provide some jobs as compensation for the devastation they caused.

Winifred said...

Forgot to say I hope your cough and cold get better soon Brenda.

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Brenda, I hope by this evening you are feeling a little better. I hate a cold...

I had an aunt who worked in a bra and pantie factory, and she told me to wash all my underclothes before wearing them. She said some of the women wiped sweat from themselves with them and more, that I won't gross you out with. Therefore, I always wash, bras, panties and slips, before wearing them. But, sweaters, skirts, dresses, coats, and suits, no I don't always wash them first. There are some blouses I wash before wearing, because if you get a bit warm while wearing they begin to smell like a horse blanket. hehe..

Well, that's about it for tonight. I hope you have a nice week-end.

Brenda said...

Rudee,
What a story! I am wondering how he was able to flush his IV out himself. Was he a nurse or in the medical profession? And I have never heard of counterfeit heparin. Geez....the things I learn by blogging. I always wash new clothes if I can...just because I want to.

Dana,
I always check the email forwards about these things, but I thought I remembered hearing this story on the evening news with Katie Coric. My memory is not always correct though....

Star,
Yes I have been searching for years now for "made in America" products, mainly to keep our jobs here in this country. I can only find a few.

Renie,
Sorry to hear of your illness. Hope you okay now! Take care of yourself!

Winifred,
It is nice to hear from you! I would just like to see the quality of clothing improve. The materials used and the cheap way they are sewn together really bothers me. They don't seem to fit anyone either. The sizes are so off. I am whining here...but I get so frustrated when I have to go out and buy clothes. We really do have too many products made in China. Enough already!

Ann,
Yes...I think your story is one of the reasons I like to wash new clothes. That.. and people try clothes on and I have seen clothes on the floor getting walked on until someone picks them up. You can tell I don't buy clothes in the nicer stores...Ha.

RWV said...

I appreciate that you have kept me in clean clothes for the majority of my adult life. (Now if I would only finish growing up!)

Brenda said...

RWV,
It is about time you left a comment on my blog! It has been my greatest pleasure to care for you...as you have for me...all of my adult life. We are a team baby. Love You

Brenda said...

Also...please do not grow up. I love you just the way you are. I don't think that any of us really grow up. What fun would that be. Hahahehe.

Patty said...

According to SNOPES, go here and read their article. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/bedbugs.asp

Patty said...

Disregard my comment, I see The Bug all ready told you about SNOPES.

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