Thursday, July 12, 2007

Reuse Refuse

Even though Father Al's green earth concert didn't go over too well, Target's Reuse Refuse idea has me thinking... On the side of Target's bags is a blurb with "10 ways to reuse your target bag". I like the idea of reusing things instead of just throwing them out and since I recently received some Fresh Blast Super Energizing chewing gum I decided to take Target's lead;

10 Ways to Reuse your ABC Fresh Blast Gum (some of these are new ideas and some are classics I'm sure you've done before)

1. use it to create ergonomic, form fitting ear plugs (especially good for parents)
2. use it to keep slippery floor rugs in place
3. put it under restaurant tables to amuse youngsters
4. throw it in your spouse's hair if you lose an argument
5. throw it in your own hair if you want to go home from work early
6. throw it on a store sidewalk on a hot day. Watch customers step in it and string it all around; you can get at least 4-5 people with just one piece
7. use it as a denture adhesive. this can be tricky because how can you chew the gum if you're teeth aren't in, how do you hold your teeth in to chew the gum without gum adhesive- it can be a vicious circle- you'll need a partner
8. if one of those giant SUV's parks so close you have to crawl in the back seat on the passenger side; write a polite note asking them to please not take up so much room next time etc., use your abc gum to affix the note to the door handle of the offending vehicle (better yet, aim for the key hole)

remember to always reuse your refuse


Melissa said...

Love the SUV idea - You could also use it to hang posters or use it in craft projects instead of glue.

Esther said...

Thanks Jean Knee for referring the card web site to me...Wow what beautiful cards, etc. I'll not be able to enter this exchange, hopefully the next. Keep me in mind. Have a great day.

Radioactive Jam said...

What an awesome post.

I'm a little unclear on the partner aspect of number 7-- wait. I get it.

Ah the joys of sharing ABC gum.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

So with #7, you're saying someone else will have to chew the gum for you so you can adhere your dentures to your gums with it... thereby... allowing you to provide your own ABC gum for future use...

Wow, this is mind-blowing.
::frantically taking notes::

Lei said...

LMBO! Too funny!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Awwww, lei just shared a bit of acronym love with you, jean knee. Well, two can play that game.
This post made me:
LUMBJ(laughed until my belly jiggled)
SSOOMN(soda shot out of my nose)
IAFFLSH(I accidentally farted from laughing so hard)

Jean Knee said...

let me clear things up. if you do # 7 you have to have a partner with actual teeth. So if you got a toothless sweetie too bad fo you.

Yes i too love those acronyms. elastic, thanks for putting in what each thing means. I never know if I'm being insulted or forgot LOLPMP (laughed out loud; peed my pants)

Tori :) said...

#6 made me LOL!! And #8- what a great idea...

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I use chewed gum to cover my nipple in case of wardrobe malfunction. Given the size, that usually means I have to chew an entire pack at one time.

Maybe Janet needs some Good Mail gum?

Chris said...

I'm going to throw gum at all who argue with me. And run away as fast as I can.

LOL @ Lady Elastic's last comment.