Saturday, March 10, 2012
Itty Bitty Economy
What is different about these two bottles?
*Dawn is the product.
*Both were free to me+ $.08 tax.
*Both were bought about 5 years ago.
*One bottle is empty.
*One bottle is full.
*One bottle has a flip cap.
*The other has a push/pull cap.
*One is wasteful of the product.
*The other saves the product.
Soooo....what is the big deal? It was free, so why can't you waste that tiny bit?
I just cannot, that's why!
About 4-6 years ago, the push/pull cap was replaced on the market by the flip cap. I just about flipped! The flip cap wastes the Dawn no matter how carefully I pour. The push/pull cap can be pushed down until I can dispense one drop at a time. With Dawn drops, not a stream, are all I need. If I do need more, I just put another drop in the sink.
Now, I have to change caps from the empty bottle to the full bottle. The full bottle NOW has the push/pull cap, and it sits on the back of the sink. Someday, the lone push/pull cap I have will break. I have a free bottle of Palmolive that I bought for my daughter. It has the push/pull cap! If she does not get it, I will just use the Palmolive bottle by pouring the Dawn in it. Of course, I will take off the label!
Only one friend has complimented me on using less. The others just look at my face, searching for sanity, look away, and change the subject or say, "That's nice." They are insincere in their compliments. Okay, my friend who died, Pat, thought this was a very good way to save. She was the friend who was most impressed by my parsimonious ways.
This has nothing to do with the Dawn being free or with saving money. Why use more at one time than is needed? Okay, your strange parsimonious friend has spoken.
By the way, a pump top delivers too much product.
Do you have a preference for the delivery of liquid sink washing detergent if you use the commercial stuff? Have you ever noticed that the flip tops deliver too much, despite your best efforts? Do you think I am too crazy parsimonious?