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Monday, October 20, 2008

Best. Weirdest. Gift. Ever.

I’m a big fan of giving gifts for no reason. And an even bigger fan of receiving gifts for no reason. And I’m an even bigger fan when the gift is a bit unusual.

Over the past few months, Jill has given me some very sweet gifts for no reason. A CD. A box of organic cereal. Even a new yoga mat.

But yesterday she gave me quite possibly the best-slash-weirdest gift I’ve ever received.

She gave me a tub of Playtex Femcare Personal Cleansing Cloths.
At first I was really confused. (Especially after I read the following description on the box: “Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths help keep you feeling fresh and clean, even during your period. These super soft disposable wipes are incredibly gentle on your delicate skin.”) But then I remembered the entry I wrote a while back about wanting a bidet and the gift made a lot more sense.

I’m still not sure how comfortable I am having a Playtex Femcare box sitting on top of my toilet, but I can assure you that I’m going to find a way to test these “wet wipes” out for a while. Regular toilet paper just seems so uncivilized now.

Best. Weirdest. Gift. Ever.

Jill's Two Cents: Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking in encouraging this kind of neuroses. I am starting to get a little concerned about Jack. I think he has a problem, and now I've gone and made myself an enabler! Is it time for an intervention? Then again, do I really want to discourage personal hygiene? Seems like that could be slippery slope... Plus, you really should have seen how his little face lit up once he realized what the purpose of the gift was--like a kid on Christmas morning. Priceless.

20 comments:

Jen said...

I have to try those! I've been using the "northern wipes" or other "wet one's", but these are intriguing!

Will need some follow-up on Jack's behalf regarding his thoughts on the "Playtex Femcare Personal Cleansing Cloths". . . .

KindredSmile said...

Wow. I knew that these types of personal wipes were available, but I had no idea that the marketing behind them was so gender-specific. Then again, I guess it'd be pretty hard to sell Manly Wipes, huh? Unless you called them like Exxxtreme Ass Blasters or something - then you might get some sales.

Hollywood Sucker said...

I like kindredsmile's idea for the title of manly wipes.

Devin also bought some wipes that are just for dogs. They are really pointless.

Luvvie (aka Queen IG) said...

Jill, you are certainly an enabler of the worst kind. Do not be surprised if Jack starts carrying the portable versions of these around.

Jack, just know that there is a time and place for these. Pulling out "fem wipes" during dinner would not make a hot date. A clean one, yes. Hot, not quite.

JenBun said...

Christmas is going to be weird for you two.

rs27 said...

Organic Cereal and a Yoga Mat?!?!

Greatest healthy girlfriend ever because those gifts are lame.

I said it.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

You two are so darn cute!!!

The Odd Duck said...

I have to stop and think what my friends would say if I ever had a box of feminine wipes on my toilet. Then shudder.

Jill, when he starts to freak out about people having not washed their hands enough, that's when you it's intervention time.

Or shock therapy.

Jack and Jill said...

I gave him Playtex ones because baby wipes or whatever aren't flushable, which was one of his pre-requisites! Also, he disguised them by taking the stickers off the box and re-decorating. Kind of.

Look, I'm not the weird one here. Yep, I'm totally normal!
-JILL

you can call me sir said...

You could've given him Wet Wipes, but instead you had him a box of THESE? How does he answer the question from his male friends regarding the 'hoo-hah wipes' on the toilet? Let's hope a one-word, "Jill", is all that's needed.

Jason said...

They totally make gender-neutral, adult, flushable, wet-wipes. Don't people dry wipe, and then wet wipe? Or do they dry-wet-dry wipe? That makes the most sense to me.

Sprite said...

That really is very sweet. I suppose love is when you can reveal to each other all your little (or in Jack's case, big) weirdnesses.

peterdewolf said...

Jill, I have a feeling that is the kind of intervention that might not be widely attended. Just sayin'.

sid said...

I think it's a brilliant gift. Not only will Jack be using it but all his other toilet guests too.

Tiffany said...

Any man that can leave that kind of gift on his toilet for all to see is definitely a keeper! lol

abby said...

I see a future post: consumer reports-style comparison of the available flushable wipe brands.

Until this series of posts I could never figure out why there are boxes of baby wipes in the bathrooms at my dad's house. Now I know--my stepmom is as crazy as Jack.

dmb5_libra said...

i've been using the cottonelle wipes because installing a bidet just isn't in my budget at the moment

DanjerusKurves said...

Can I somehow get in on the credit for this since I mentioned them in the bidet post comments and all?

Matt said...

Interesting.

CapriceClassic said...

Interesting. But Charmin wipes work better, and they're less feminine.