Sunday, May 17, 2015

Shopping with Blobby

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!

Yes, normally I do a funny named product...........or just a weird-ass product. This kind of isn't either. Just an observation while at the Try N Save.

I use Glide. And I'm an inquisitive guy. So, I passed by this display and though to myself - 50% more easily than.........what?

Luckily for me, there was an asterisk.

Of course, their "answer" only brought up more questions than it answered.

First off, Glide makes many different kinds of dental floss.  Some are thicker and wider. Some are extremely thin. I go back and forth between the two types, as I do like their products the best when it comes to stimulating my gums.

But every brand - Colgate, Crest, etc. - makes multiple types of floss.

So what is 'regular floss'?  And who determines this?

And it still goes back to my original questions:  how does one determine and measure the ease of slide, let alone the percentage of improvement in said 'slide'?

There are a lot of factors - including, and especially, tooth positioning.

Honestly, I have a decent set of chompers, but some are tough to get in between. And then you know, some people - well you can drive an El Dorado between a bicuspid and incisor.

See - I want too much information they're not willing to give, because, they don't really have it. And honestly what are the chances that the percentage ends in 0?   I'd be more likely to believe them them if they said 46%.

At least then, they pretended like they did their math.


David G said...

Scandalous. You should open a case with AARP.

anne marie in philly said...

perhaps one floss uses more lube than the other? yes, I went THERE! ;-)

Fearsome Beard said...

An El Dorado? You just so dated yourself but he I knew what you are referring to so I just did the same.

wcs said...

"...up to 50%." Weasel words. So, it could be 0%, 12.5%, or 49%.

I love Glide and bring it back to France with me when I visit the US. "Regular floss" always shreds or breaks and gets caught between my teeth. I hate that.

I define "regular floss" as any floss that's not Glide.