Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We Green, We're Clean, We're... Something Else That Rhymes

Someone told me that I should use my dryer instead of my clothesline because dryers kill MRSA.

A few thoughts:

1. Bacteria usually can't live on dry, light surfaces. Like, um, the air on a sunny day.
2. Dryers don't actually get that warm. At least mine doesn't. Gosh, I hate my dryer. Freecyclers can't be choosers, ya know?
3. No one in my home has MRSA. Believe me, we'd know after the last few weeks. After a decade of perfect health, we have explored every possible facet of illness...
4. ...and if we are exposed to it at the grocery store or something, the dryer won't help us because we will have practically bathed in the germies by the time our clothes make it to the dryer. We wear our clothes more than once.

At this point, I think we're safe with our line-drying/dryer-drying combo. I'll let you know if anyone dies of MRSA.

I know this is not a joking matter, but it just seemed like a ridiculous worry. I mean, maybe I shouldn't line dry because I might be attacked by a rogue band of South American killer bees.