Have you ever noticed that there’s an direct warning on a box of Q-Tips not to insert them into your ear canal?
I believe there are many oddities wrapped into this single fact.
First of all: Who would have thought that a docile container of cotton-covered sticks no longer than my index finger would need a caution label.
But other than that, let’s examine methods of ear wax removal.
Now I remember hearing stories about my Grandpa Gene, and how he used scissors to dig out that amber substance. To me, sticking something sharp and pointy with cutting as a generally accepted reason for usage into an orifice that must lead somehow into or close to one’s brain seems like a bad idea.
Sticking a soft, fluffy, fits-into-my-ear-like-a-glove item into that same hole … well, it just seems natural.
Warning or no warning … I’m going in for the wax. And I’m using a Q-Tip to do it.