Saturday, April 8, 2006

WHY?

There is not much more irritating than a child who constantly inquires 'why?' and follows the answer up with another more irritating 'why?'.  Being a 'why?' child myself did not make raising 5 inquisitive children of my own any easier.  It has however given me insight into the 'whys' and 'wherefores' as an adult and for the most part I can pretty much figure things out on my own.

With one exception. 

Bleach.

Bleach will clean stains off of clothes.  It whitens whites and brightens brights.  It removes stains from counters and floors.  It even removes color from clothes when accidentally splashed on clothing.

So why oh why when it is used to remove dirt and grime from the floor or counters.... why does it transfer the stain to the cloth used to wipe it up, which in turn becomes permanently stained?  Shouldn't it just rinse right off the cloth with water?  After all, it is saturated with bleach.   Shouldn't you, at the very least, be able to bleach the stain out with more bleach?  It just doesn't make any sense.  I love to use Clorox Clean-up to clean my floors with, but I can pretty much kiss anything I use in the process goodbye because the towels and even my clothing, become hopelessly stained by the bleach-soaked grime. 

Why?

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6 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Another one of those 'life mysteries'  

be well,
Dawn

helmswondermom said...

Because I said so, that's why!

Oh, sorry, habit.  I thought that was one of my kids whining "why?"
Lori

helmswondermom said...

Because I said so, that's why!

Oh, sorry, habit.  I thought that was one of my kids whining "why?"
Lori

am4039 said...

I use clorox clean up. Love the stuff.

sunnyside46 said...

Tom was rather nonplussed to come in the kitchen and find me cleaning in the nude for just that reason!
Marti

sdoscher458 said...

Only the powers that be know the answer to this one. LOL...Sandi