This is a real test on removing spots and stain that was found on the internet. Okay, okay, the answers are mine.
1.. List three things to be considered before attempting to remove a spot.
1) Where is the spot? If it is on the back of your shirt, who cares. You can always wear a jacket over it. And who sees a spot on your shirt unless you are leaving the room? And since you are leaving the room, who cares?
2) How much do you really like that item of clothing? If it is a fancy blouse and you really, really like it, why screw around with even removing the spot? Send it to the dry cleaners. Those guys are experts at removing spots. In fact I sent my dog Spot there and now his name is Blanco. If the spot is on a sweatshirt, who cares? It just adds character to the sweatshirt. If the spot is on a fancy Ralph Lauren Polo shirt, what are you? Nuts? Why spend over $40 for a polo shirt when you can get a polo shirt at Wal-Mart for $8 bucks? And if you get a spot on a Wal-Mart polo shirt, who cares. Just go to Wal-Mart and buy another. And a fashion tip, if you buy your clothes at the thrift store, for about three bucks a shirt, wear that shirt when you are eating spaghetti. That way you can just throw it away after the meal.
3) When removing a spot from a pair of jeans, do not scrub it or use bleach. Get some scissors and cut the spot out. That way you have a cool hole in your jeans, you can take the jeans to a consignment shop, and sell them for $30. Battered worn jeans with a hole in them will be snapped up by a teenager in a heartbeat, just so he can wear them around the house and annoy his parents.
2. Give two reasons why the use of boiling water may be harmful.
1) If you are wearing the shirt with a spot on it, and you pour boiling water on the shirt and hence, yourself, this can be harmful.Not to mention painful. And maybe cause a few blisters.And a trip to the ER.
2) If your wife is wearing a blouse with a spot on it and you say, ” Let me get that honey”, and then pour boiling water on the blouse, there will be NO good outcome. Trust me on this.
3. Why do we generally not use gasoline on cotton or linen materials to remove grease spots?
Good God! Must I answer this – have you seen the price of gas lately? It would be cheaper to buy a new garment. Plus, it is very tough to get my kids to stand still at the gas pump while I try to clean the spot. And – just a guess here – if you are a smoker, gas on your shirt might not be a real good idea.