Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Kleenex Karma

I am all for cost savings and going green, but I draw the line at tissues - and you should too.

See? My nose came clean off...
This week I've been battling a cold and my nose has been running non-stop. Lots of sneezing, flem and snot... you get the picture. Grossness all around.

In fact, I would have called in sick for work yesterday, but I figured I'd get more rest driving two hours and working all day than I would at home alone with a 3 1/2 year old.

Office services at work has been trying to save money and go green. I'm all for it, except that this included buying 100% recycled "green" tissues. Not only does the term "100% recycled" not sound at all healthy or sanitary next to "tissues", but 100% recycled tissues are (as you may have guessed) about as soft as fine grit sand paper.

Yesterday my red nose and I marched downstairs to kindly suggest that cost savings and going green should not extend to tissues. Chris, the normally very nice boy in Office Services, was not as sympathetic as I might have hoped. Instead he went on and on about saving money and attempting to go green. Blah blah blah.

So, I did what any self-respecting, sore-nosed, snotty, feverish, grumpy person might do, I cursed Chris with a cold. "Mark my words," I said between sniffles, "you will have a cold by the end of April!" Oh yes, my friends, Karma is real.

Then I grabbed his box of Kleenex and fled.


  1. oh your wee self looks so sad, and sick, and in such a daze that she forgot to put on her pants!

    Poor Chris is going to get it BAD!!

    Feel better soon!!

  2. Chris has not, nor will not, get it bad! Thank you Zinc and Vitamin C!

    P.S., the regular kleenex are on sale right now, so we've switched back to those.