What Ever Happened to SpotLess McPartland?

@drannhh (15211)
United States
February 29, 2008 4:05pm CST
He was a cute little guy and I miss him. If instead of being a dead comic strip character, SpotLess were around today and joined myLot, this would be the first link he would post: http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cart.asp There are few entities I have ever heard of that cannot be found somewhere on the internet, but thus far Spotless seems to be one of them. No biography, no graphics (except for the racehorse of the same name!), nothing comes up except for oblique references that only the initiated would understand. OK, Spotless abhorred germs, but what does anybody else know about him? Please help me fill in the details. Also, on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 means not at all, and 10 verges on lunacy, where do you stand on germs? I'm a 10, loving the vitally important good bacteria and loathing the destructive baddies. What do you think about germs? For those who may not have had an opportunity to get up close and friendly with these critters, here are photos of a couple of the baddies: http://www.marlerblog.com/e-coli-small(1).jpeg (E.coli) http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mutations-Will-Replace-Antibiotics-In-The-War-Against-Deadly-Bacteria-43352.shtml
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@GardenGerty (98203)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I do not recall "Spotless" but my grocery store has sanitizing wipes at the carts, and in the meat area as well. (Wal Mart SuperCenter does not) I am probably 5 on germs. Not really worried, pretty resistant. I have read the info about shopping carts before. I do wash my produce before eating it.
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@drannhh (15211)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Oh, yes, with all those little diapered tushes sitting in the cart, I should think so, lol. Yet another thing we love about the Whole Foods store near us is that they have lavender scented wipes for the customer to use. We thought we should buy a can of those to keep in the car, but they don't sell them in the store. They buy theirs somewhere else! Now Amazon sells them online: ttp://www.amazon.com/EO-Sanitizing-Wipes-Organic-Lavender/dp/B000TTNBKS/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_text_b Too kewl!
@xboxboy (5578)
29 Feb 08
i kinda love the old germ thing. love the dirt, insects and handling animals. mum always says i take to many chances with animals, but you can read body language on animals as well as humans. anyway, i trust animals more than humans!!! so i have an 8/10 for germs!
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@drannhh (15211)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Oh, I like dirt, too, as they used to say we'd eat a peck of it before we die. Well, you are right about the animals, as it is sometimes much easier to read them than humans. The signals are a bit less ambiguous. Thanks much for voting on the side of the bugs. Some of the bacteria are extremely beneficial, so there is no sense in being squeamish about soil organisms, especially the HSO's and such.
• United States
3 Mar 08
I have never heard of spotless McPartland, but I'm sure that my husband would accuse me of being that character! He says I'm way too clean. I wash my hands about 100 times a day and I keep my house pretty much spotless. Ok, my husband says it is spotless, but it's never clean enough for me.
@drannhh (15211)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Sounds like an easy going guy. Just show him that wonderful e-Coli photo I put at the end of this discusssion, lol. Btw, how did your boys like that one? I put it up especially for their enjoyment :-)
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• United States
3 Mar 08
I didn't see the discussion till today. I have both sites bookmarked to show everyone when they get home! After seeing them they will leave me alone about how often I wash my hands. Especially when I'm cooking their food. My kids ask why I wipe the counter so often with the clorox wipes too. LOL