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A spitting image of grossness


A spitting image of grossness

Dear Readers: Here is a SOUND OFF from Tom, about baseball players. Baseball season may be over officially, but this is something for both players and managers to think about: “Dear Heloise: I love to watch baseball on television but am on the verge of signing off because of the continuous SPITTING, SPITTING, SPITTING. This grosses me out. It runs down their clothes or beards. Then they slide into base in all of that spit. And the worst of it is when they rub spit into their hands just before batting. Ugh!”

— Tom in Moorpark, Calif.

I’m with you all the way … to home plate! It may be an old tradition, but today, it’s not just gross, it’s unsanitary! With so many people concerned about germs, it’s also a VERY bad example for young people watching.

— Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 78279-5000 Fax: 1-210-HELOISE Email: Heloise(at)Heloise.

com FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Other uses for plastic lids: * Place under cans that rust.

* Set small plant pots on them.

* Cover pet-food cans.

* Use between burger patties when freezing.

* Use as a small paint palette.

— Heloise MOTIVATE ME TO WALK Dear Heloise: Sometimes my husband will take me with him on his way to work. About a mile or so from the house, he will drop me off, and I will walk back home. This helps me stay motivated.

— Kelli, via email

FLIP-TOP CAPS Dear Heloise: Here’s a little money-saving hint: I’ve noticed that there is a difference in cost between the flip-top toothpaste tubes and the regular-top tubes. So I bought a tube with a flip-top cap. When I finished the tube, I removed the cap, cleaned and saved it.

I now buy toothpaste with the original twist-off cap and replace that cap with the fliptop one. It’s easy and saves a little money, too.

— Cindi A., Cuero, Texas

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