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Underwear Fairy

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I hate to throw away old underwear; It makes me a little sad each time a pair hits the trash can. And I feel a little guilty about the waste.

Wouldn't it be great if you could put your old undies under your pillow and awaken to find a fresh pair the next morning?

zaphod12, Nov 21 2001

Fecal bacteria is all around us http://www.cbsnews....166892-412,00.shtml
Sorry for lowering the mood, but it is. [pottedstu, Nov 21 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Laundry hygiene dangers http://www.laundry-...ive.com/lurking.htm
Microbiologist Charles Gerba studies the risks. Yuck. [pottedstu, Nov 21 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Where all the used knicker go, little blue planet style. http://www.scifi.co...odes/season4/3.html
for lewisgirl: an hilarious episode of the show where Xev is held in a women's prison and forced to work for clean underwear. The change of underwear are mailed off to prison pen pals in exchange for money, etc. that is banked by the family that runs the online porn industry based in the prison. [reensure, Nov 26 2001]


       Perhaps instead of putting them under your pillow, you could hang them off the bottom end of the bed, or under the mattress. There is a risk of infection from fecal bacteria in underwear (even if you wash them). Otherwise, this is a perfect idea, and will I'm sure be endorsed by all the wives, girlfriends and mothers of the world.
pottedstu, Nov 21 2001

       oh Bliss dump him!
po, Nov 21 2001

       This is a bit like the laundry service offered in hotels in India. If you ever go there, make sure you use it. You'll never think you do good laundry again.
DrBob, Nov 21 2001

       PeterSealy: I try to save your life and you mock my personal cleanliness. I hope you read the attached links, and get very scared.
pottedstu, Nov 22 2001

       If the fairies sell my used knickers to people who get a kick out of it (with or without attached photos), then maybe they can replace them with really good lingerie. Throw away your M+S highleg panties, wake up to a gleaming La Senza thong. Throw away the La Senza thong, receive a La Perla basque. I could go with this.
lewisgirl, Nov 22 2001

       [stu] Uh, thanks for the link. I just hope no one tells my wife about this--she's already paranoid about salmonella and e-coli. I try to tell her that our mothers prepared food for years without properly cleaning afterwards, but it does no good. Aren't we actually creating "supergerms" with all of our antibacterial soaps and cleaners?   

       [DeGroof] Tweek is a riot, and I'm surprised they didn't give the lyrics for the "Underpants Gnome Song." It pretty much goes, "We won't stop 'til we get underpants, get underpants, get underpants (repeat incessantly)."   

       [1/2Bkrs] Thanks for my first whole, tasty bread product--and working on another! After looking over some 1/2B products, I decided that simplicity=success. Give 'em room to expound.
zaphod12, Nov 26 2001

       who are you calling 'em
po, Nov 26 2001

       re [lewisgirl]'s annotation: Am I the only one here who finds thongs deeply unsexy?
hippo, Nov 27 2001

       It's not done for sex appeal, hippo. It's all about preserving the line of the next layer of clothing. Don't you agree that a tight pair of trousers looks far worse if there's a diagonal line across each arse cheek?
lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001

       Thongs look sexy sticking out above the top of a pair of low-cut jeans, less so without legwear.
pottedstu, Nov 27 2001

       are we talking women or cooking now? [UB]
po, Nov 27 2001

       [lewisgirl] No, I don't agree - I'm sort of ambivalent about the VPL issue. Sometimes it can look quite alluring.
[pottedstu] Agh, no! - That looks awful!
hippo, Nov 27 2001

lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001

       gonna have to agree with Sealy there
tkeyser, Nov 27 2001

       The underwear fairy shouldn't pay cash. The underwear fairy must always be inventive.
Wearing sensible knickers today. Well, relatively.
tkeyser, get back to work. We're doing this on company time, not learning time. You'll be sorry later.
lewisgirl, Nov 27 2001

       I rather like panty-lines...Never really got into the butt-floss thing, myself...
StarChaser, Nov 30 2001

       <sarcasm> I hate it when newbies come in here with different ideas and upset my precious preconceived notions of what is proper. My indignant self-righteousness just boils over. </sarcasm>   

       What amazes me is that people froth so over a harmless bit of fluff. Are you upset that you wasted time with my idea rather than wasting it upon another. If this website/community/den of vipers is meant to change the world, then, in the immortal words of Steve Martin, "EXCUUUUUUUUUUUUUSE ME!"   

       At first I thought this was a fun, entertaining place. Now I know better. Thank you so much [UnaBubba]; I will cease to disturb any more of your hackles.   

       BTW, "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberry." Goodbye.
zaphod12, Nov 30 2001

       yeah, I fart in your general direction too. Piss off.
lewisgirl, Dec 03 2001

       He's all over the place, lewis
po, Dec 03 2001

       //tkeyser, get back to work. We're doing this on company time, not learning time.//

You should be blushing with shame for that, lewisgirl. Oh the hypocrisy!
DrBob, Dec 03 2001

       nope, not hypocrisy till I'm back 'learning' after Christmas. Anyway, I spent my weekend doing recreational maths (no, that's not a euphemism). So I feel most virtuous today.
lewisgirl, Dec 03 2001

       Not the 'multiplication' kind of 'recreational maths', then?
hippo, Dec 04 2001

lewisgirl, Dec 04 2001

       Hb birthday present to myself complete with loads of missing annos. sorry.
po, Aug 24 2002

       [po] as unaware as I was of your halfbakery birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYPE THING!!!!! And just for good measure have a *hug*.
kaz, Aug 26 2002

       *sniff* I think I missed my halfbakery first birthday.
kaz, Aug 26 2002

       belated happy bakery birthday to you, dear kazzie.
po, Aug 26 2002

kaz, Aug 27 2002


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