Qtip

This was going to be a blog about being a rebel….but then I googled Qtip


Who knew.  Apparently there is a hip hopper named Qtip.  


I have been sticking these things in my ear after a shower for 50 years.  In the beginning we used tooth picks with a squeeze of cotton between the sticks and twisted our own….and back then, I snuck them because I was told over and over again that you shouldn’t put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow.  I didn’t believe it because I watched mom put these homemade QTips in her ears.


There is just something soothing about that little tickle as I sweep it around inside.  I’m aware of the reasons this confession could receive warnings.  He told me the other day after his shower that he has never put a Qtip in his ear.

And I must say QTips and all of their generic cousins have to be one of the most used little inventions ever. So Thank you Mr Gerstenzang.

Leo Gerstenzang (June 3, 1892 – 1 October, 1973) was Polish born American who in 1923 invented the cotton swab or Q-Tips. His product, which he named “Baby Gays”, went on to become one of the most widely-sold brand names, where “Q” as in “Q-tip” stood for quality.

Until next time….

2 thoughts on “Qtip

  1. Speaking of bad rapper names, I heard of one called “MDOT”. I laughed hard at that one because, in my world, MDOT are the pavers and orange-barrel people making commutes difficult. (Michigan Dept. of Transportation.) Ar ar ar.

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  2. You have no idea how much of a fan I am of QTips. Something in my head drains constantly into my ears but then my ears don’t drain. If I don’t QTip my ears my poor hearing is even worse. If I lay on my side for any amount of time the drainage starts. I have to keep QTips beside me to dry them out. It drives me crazy. Thank goodness for QTips!

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