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Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 5:50 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Burn them.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I bin them, it's impossible to buy tissues that don't have aloe or some other crap coating. It is no longer a straight paper product.

And, as mochyn and I were discussing on Saturday what is the actual purpose of the effing plastic insert in the opening? To keep them fresh????


To think, I missed out on that.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could stockpile them, like King of the Golden River, awaiting the time when somebody discovers a process for extracting silver from sn*t!

Henry

lowri



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Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hand me the matches! Thanks, all!

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
tahir wrote:
I bin them, it's impossible to buy tissues that don't have aloe or some other crap coating. It is no longer a straight paper product.

And, as mochyn and I were discussing on Saturday what is the actual purpose of the effing plastic insert in the opening? To keep them fresh????


To think, I missed out on that.


Yep it was some party

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I buy tissues in cardboard boxes with a cardboard insert, so all the card goes in the recycle bin. I flush them down the toilet when I have a cold, but the rest of the time they usually get composted. I don't think the ones I get (Kleenex for men) have any additives, they seem to be all paper unless they have some plastic in them. By the way I sometimes seem to shred them in my pocket, they seem to be all paper.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.

buzzy



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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.


The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise proper quality control.

Tissues are a nuisance, but not nearly as bad as yellow felt tip pens, unless you are happy with pale yellow y-fronts!


Henry

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.


The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise proper quality control.

Tissues are a nuisance, but not nearly as bad as yellow felt tip pens, unless you are happy with pale yellow y-fronts!


Henry


That’s one hell of an excuse. Well done.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 19 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do sometimes make a mistake and leave a tissue in a pocket, but not very often. When son was small we used to do chromatography with felt tip pens on filter paper (coffee filters work) to see the colours that they have in each pen. Black gives an amazing number of different ones. Perhaps you were lucky it was yellow and not black or you may have ended up with psychedelic underpants.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 19 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
buzzy wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.


The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise proper quality control.

Tissues are a nuisance, but not nearly as bad as yellow felt tip pens, unless you are happy with pale yellow y-fronts!


Henry


That’s one hell of an excuse. Well done.




Tan and taupe only for me Buzzy.

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
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Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 19 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I still use handkerchiefs and when I have man flu I use toilet tissue and flush it away.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 19 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I regret to say that I hate handkerchiefs. Memories of Mum boiling them up in a special pot before washing them. Urghhh!

gregotyn



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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 19 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My mother did the same MR.-boil handkerchieves, then washing machine. I was in charge of the wringer. We had a system where we could be doing to washing, and swilling /rinsing out the soap at the same time via the "ringer" and a sink behind the washer. Whites first! After 2 rinses we would put that on the line in the garden in good weather and start again with the next load. My Father when he was alive put the system in and I just carried on after he died. The other thing I did as a child was collect the manure from the delivery horses-milk, bread and coal-separate deliveries of course. Using the muck to grow plants for sale and sell some of the manure off to other users!

I am a tissue user. I didn't realise there was a potential issue with them-head in the sand, case I am afraid.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 19 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We never had a system like that, but I helped Mum sometimes with the wringer which was used on the back porch which had 2 open sides. No washing machine at that time. Once Mum got a twin tub, it was easier as the second tub did the spinning and rinsing, so drier clothes to go out on the line.

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