Archive | August 9, 2014

Returning to the fold: handkerchiefs

Look! Look what I have put in my work bag!

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Following all the comments on hankies, I have decided to rejoin the world of hankie users. Frugal, and better for the environment.

OK, I have put mine in a re-sealable plastic bag, which isn’t that green. But if I didn’t my hankies would get mixed up with all manner of things, scrunched at the bottom of my bag, collecting ink from the hundred of pens there, attaching itself to a lost and melting Mintie, absorbing odours like old bananas that get carried to and from work when they are forgone at recess for more tempting morsels.

All these things have rendered hankies unusable in the past. Ergo the plastic bag. Which will also make transferring hankies into the hand bag easier.

Now there will be no blowing of snot. For that I will adhere to health messages.

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But for dabbing of tears, drying hands after eating an orange or such like juicy item, spot washing the face after some messy, gooey food, consoling a fellow in distress. Yes, a hankie will do the trick.

An ironed hankie of course. The trick will be done with some style, if not panache.

So thank you. Peer pressure has done good!