Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Tiny Vermin Solution

I have gotten at least three direct mailings from these people:

I'm concerned.

How did I get on this mailing list?

What must my postman think? He probably puts latex gloves on every time he drives up to my mailbox.

Is there a national database of families who have frequent head lice problems and somehow we (erroneously, mind you) ended up on the list?

Or, worse, did my kids' doctor or dentist sell their mailing list to the head lice people? They aren't really allowed to do that, right? I mean, isn't that what HIPAA is for?

Or even worse, did one of my kids' schools refer us to the head lice solution folks because we just seem like the kind of people who would be a magnet for tiny vermin? I've heard that lice are attracted to clean hair, not dirty hair -- so I assure you, my children's heads are not hospitable habitats for lice.

And finally, just how reoccurring does your head lice problem have to be for you to need a solution to it as opposed to just a treatment?

[As an aside, the Google Ads that appear on this post are apparently generated by post topics. For example, when I post about camping, RV ads come up. I can't wait to see what ads this post will generate.]


  1. This is probably my fault. I finally answered a Quiz on Facebook, and one of the questions was "What was your favorite quote in high school?". I answered "She turned me into a newt!", but I did it from my droid, and accidentally put in "nit" instead of "newt". Nits are the eggs of lice, so I assume Facebook sold my "interests" to outside firms, hence the mailings.
    Be on the watch for the Victorias Secrets catalogs to start showing up again...I'm just sayin'...


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