Those of you who live in the Upstate of South Carolina already know that we have had an incredibly rainy summer. I don't remember the last time our lawn was still green in mid-July! On the 4th of July I saw the following meme on Facebook:
Almost ironically, a friend from college days sent me a link to an amazing, new product last week. It's called NeverWet™ from Rustoleum. I'll try to embed the YouTube video below, but I have no idea if/how it will come through in e-mail for those of you who read my blog that way. Here goes:
The website says, "NeverWet™ is a ... hydrophobic coating ... that completely repels water and heavy oils. Any object coated with our NeverWet™ coating literally cannot be touched by liquid. Any liquid placed on this coating is repelled and simply rolls off without touching the underlying surface. Not only is this amazing to see, but it solves a myriad of problems."
Someday in my dotage, if I could put that product on my shirts, I might not have to wear a bib when I eat!
The same day that I received the info on NeverWet™, we heard a story on the news about Dale Irby, a gym teacher from Dallas, TX, who had retired with a remarkable record. As the story goes, when he saw his school's yearbook picture from his second year as a teacher, he was embarrassed that he had worn the same polyester shirt and knitted sweater vest that he had worn for his picture the previous year. His wife dared him to wear the same thing every year for his school pictures. And he did — for 40 years! Here's a collage of his school pictures:
He kept the shirt and sweater in a drawer, wearing them only for his picture. As the years went by, he was afraid the shirt and vest might disintegrate if he tried to wash them. So those two clothing items are "never wet."
Here's an animated picture showing his yearbook photo in various years. It's fun to see the history of eyeglasses in those pictures!
The final item for this post is a new (almost) never-wash button-down shirt from Wool & Prince It's billed as "a wool shirt worn for 100 days straight. No washing. No dry cleaning. No wrinkles. No odor."
Here's a picture from the website:
So I guess that shirt would be "never wet" also.
Well, that's it for this week from what seems to be EverWet™ Greenville!
"All of life is punctuated by a battle between faith and fear." — Drew Conley
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
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