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I am very offended by the Swiffer mop commercials which compares single women to dirt and mud. There are just as many married scumballs in this world as non-married. Remember, divorced people come from married people!!!! Believe it or not Swiffer, not everyone in this world is co-dependent and as needy as whoever wrote your degrading commercials. Also, I have never been impressed with your cheap products. I guess only poor, dirty, married people buy your cheap products. I'm not alone in this opinion as my friends and I all think your commercial encourages hate and scorn towards people who CHOOSE not to be married to cheaters, liars, dead-beats etc.....Every married couple I know deals with issues that I frankly will never lower myself to tolerate ever again!!! I think married people are jealous of successful single people because we have idyllic lifestyles with the freedom to do any thing we choose!!!!! I tried to emailthis to Wwiffer but the website would did not put it through!!! Maybe they need to hire a smart single woman to fix their technical problems!!!!
     
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MRM on 2011-07-17:
You are staring at the screen too hard!
Cwazychicken on 2011-07-17:
When I see the commercial, it doesn't offend me. I am a single mother as well. But of course, I mostly fast forward my commercials on my dvr but that ones cheesy, but not offending.
DebtorBasher on 2011-07-17:
I don't think they would use 'married' people when they talk about pick up artists. If they did that, we'd have complaints about them promoting cheating and adultery.
madconsumer on 2011-07-17:
I agree. I think the sinopsis was to show the reason they are single is due to being dirt and mud. I for one can see why the poster feels this way. have you sent a message to the manufacturer with your feelings?

very helpful review.
DebtorBasher on 2011-07-17:
I'mma going to marrythat little dust man between the keys...he won't be single for very long...no sireee Bob!
MRM on 2011-07-17:
You certainly don't want to marry me because you cannot coral this wild stallion!
Old Timer on 2011-07-17:
What happened to those Ejack wedding bells I used to hear?
DebtorBasher on 2011-07-17:
I still have Ejack in training.
Old Timer on 2011-07-17:
That's a full time job by itself, how do you have time for work?
PepperElf on 2011-07-17:
DB - wasn't that steve carell?


I personally don't find the commercial offensive.
I would never read "single people are dirt" from watching that, at least not while I'm not single... if I was single and unhappy about it then maybe I'd be upset.

*shrug*
trmn8r on 2011-07-17:
Being single, I just don't BOTHER cleaning the floor.

I think the Swiffer commercials with the songs from the 70's are great, where I believe the relationship of the handler and the mop are likened to a love affair.
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
I hate cleaning the floors. I don't even use a mop. I get a towel wet and use my feet and run around the kitchen floor til it looks cleaner
Ben There on 2011-07-17:
Wow, I never looked at these ads that way. I just saw them as people portraying dust, mud and dirt that never got picked up because mops and sponges were not attracting them. Swiffer products do attract these particles according to the ad, so they get "picked up".

Here are the ads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKokoCTp1WM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYNawC9zbsQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_HGWwYL-Ww

DebtorBasher on 2011-07-17:
I hated the commercials with the mop...now THAT was promoting stalking! LOL!
DebtorBasher on 2011-07-17:
I actually enjoy mopping the floor because it smells so fresh and clean afterwards with my Pine-Sol....My Niece hates using mops she doesn't like to wring them with her hands so she dips it in the bucket and splashes it all over the floor and pushes the water around with the mop. The first time I seen her do that, I was shocked at all the water on the floor. When the sun shined on the floor, it looked like an ice skating rink! Man-O-Man, it's just a mop....
trmn8r on 2011-07-17:
Those are the ones, DB! I loved those. I'd stalk you anytime, just give me the sign.
madconsumer on 2011-07-17:
"What happened to those Ejack wedding bells I used to hear?"

ejack is chained to my wall, he is a little indisposed at the moment!
Old Timer on 2011-07-17:
Let him lose for a few minutes MadC, I still owe him that drink for knocking the snot out of Pirate so many times.
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
I hate mopping the floor, I use detergent in my mop water works just as well. I don't like the way pine sol smells.
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
Those swiffers are expensive its 20 dollars for the mop and the cleaning solution u put in it is like $9 a pop, no thanks.
Venice09 on 2011-07-17:
That's what you get out of these commercials? Good grief. What a stretch. Swiffer picks up dust and dirt. "Pick up".. get it? That wouldn't work with married people. Did you miss the one with the guy?

Starlord on 2011-07-18:
We have seen slippers that have soles that look like greatly magnified images of terrycloth. You put them onm your feet and just sort of shuffle around the kitchen, I think. I like the blonde who talks about mops having bacteria and want to pick her up. Love that "eww."
PepperElf on 2011-07-18:
star - yeah that was funny... dirt complaining about bacteria, lol
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
The commercials don't compare single woman to mud. Why do people take commercials so seriously lately? They are just commercials. They aren't supposed to be taken seriously
Jay on 2011-07-27:
Thank you for your review/ I had been considering purchasing the Swiffer product but now, not so sure.
Anvicuth on 2011-08-04:
Starlord: I loved that one myself... the 'really hard to get' followed by the delighted squeal...

Considering that all the 'single people' who are dirt DO find true love in the end though, I think its more antidiscriminatory. Who doesn't love a Happily Ever After?
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
I did not find any part of the ads offensive.
Old Timer on 2011-07-17:
Call me slow, I just don't see it either.
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
Your ex really left an impression and colored your experience of matrimony didn't he?
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
The ads are lame more than anything
Anonymous on 2011-07-17:
Don't forget, one of the ads portrays a man too.
Skye on 2011-07-17:
Interesting. Never thought of a Swiffer commercial as being offensive, but to each their own.
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Household Cleaning Product
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PEARLAND, TEXAS -- My name is Kathy and I have been using all of the Swifter products in my home and have been very satisfied until I purchased the Swifter Wet Jet Mop. I have wooden floors in my home and during the last 3-4 months I have noticed that where I do use the mop the most I have noticed that it is turning my floor a darker color, such as a dirt color. I have tried everything to get it off but it will not come up in these certain spots. Don't get me wrong, I love all your products and would like to use them in my home-from the wet mop to the duster to the dry. I would like for you to tell me what I can use and why would this wet jet do this to my wooden floor only in the certain spots that I have use it the most? Everywhere else I have used it I have had no problems what so ever. I would appreciate if I could get some type of reply regarding this matter.

Waiting for your reply.

Kathy
     
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ThinLazyAmerican on 2007-10-03:
Kathy, The makers of Swifter won't reply to you from this site.
DebtorBasher on 2007-10-03:
Once you do find a solution to your problem...you may want to use your own floor cleaning product instead of the product they sell for their wet jet. I bought one, but I'm not spending the money for their little bottle of floor cleaner every time I want to clean my floor. I just kept the container that came with my mop and I use my Lysol in it...deluted with water of course.
sarahnkrystal on 2007-10-03:
swifter won't get back to you, since its Swiffer.

Try changing the name, and I hope you do hear a reply, since I am sure that you aren't the only one this is happening to.
Anonymous on 2007-10-03:
How is Pearland, TX ?
Good luck.
<;O)
heaven17 on 2007-10-04:
sarahnkrystal, I was hoping someone had picked up on that glaring error.
shawnp80 on 2007-10-04:
KathyLee, If you did a little research before you started cleaning your wood floors you would have known not to use a Swifter or a Wet-Jet. Wood floors and water don't mix. Since I did some "googling" before cleaning my floors I learned this. You should use a hardwood floor cleaning spray (I use ZEP) and a microfiber mop. That works much better and won't harm your wood floors.
Anonymous on 2007-10-04:
shawnp80, where ya'll been man? What's up?
shawnp80 on 2007-10-04:
How you doin Lid? I've been busy with work, the kids and I went camping for a week at Knoebels amusement park in PA. I missed everyone but now I'm back to stay.
Anonymous on 2007-10-04:
Shawn, I'm doing Great! I got my son to go camping and fishing all the time when he was growing up and we had great times. But my two girls were just like there Mom, camping/fishing... ewwwww... LOL

Good to have ya back.
leopard on 2007-10-08:
hey, its Swiffer, not Swifter. Learn to read!
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