We use a sanitizer chemical mixed with water to clean our tables. Until 2 months ago we used white cotton towels, but then the chemical salesman said the cotton towels neutralize the sanitizer, which means we were using water to clean the tables. At first I was all for changing to the disposable towels because the cotton towels were fished out of Bob’s Bleach Bucket and all the tables were greasy and dull. The disposable towels brought the shine back to the tables and got rid of the greasy residue on the stainless steel.
Then they started eating a hole in my hand.
I could use the sanitizer water when it was just water, but once it became an actual working chemical my eczema, contact dermatitis, or whatever the hell you want to call it, flared up and now my hand hates me. I feel like I’m growing a third eye in my palm, one that wants to murder me in my sleep.
I wanted to present an argument to Darren that the salesman was just doing his job and boosting his sales, so could we please go back to the white towels. I needed some hard information to persuade him so I did a bunch of research last night (10 minutes on Wikipedia) and learned that the salesman wasn’t lying. There is a chemical in cotton which reacts with the sanitizer and makes it useless. Damn.
I also found out that soap reduces the sanitizer’s strength, but doesn’t render it neutral. Hmmm… Any old soap, you say?
It seems the Internet CAN be used for something other than porn.