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