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Life really shouldn’t be this complicated

I got a box lunch at a conference. Inside was an apple … and a package of “Fruity Wipes” to sanitize it.


  • Please don’t serve me dirty food.
  • What a waste of resources.
  • Isn’t there a simpler solution? Like wash the apple and wrap it in a napkin?

Just because you can make something doesn’t make it a good idea. Inventors: Try to simplify life instead of complicating it.

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  1. Nick S. September 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    Woah…Andy…love the new layout of your blog! Congrats!

  2. Bob September 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    When I need something with a UPC to clean my apple, I will be looking over my shoulder for the other signs of the Apocalypse .

  3. Adeline September 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    I got this from their website ( – “Rinsing with water alone will not remove pesticide, fungicides, waxes and other agricultural chemicals, which are designed to be water-resistant. Fruity wipes are the quickest way to safely clean your fruits and vegetables.”

    I guess they appeal to a niche segment of germaphobic consumers :)

  4. David M. Patt, CAE September 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    Was Fruity Wipes a sponsor? Sounds like a product promotion.

  5. Charlie September 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    This article was very informative. I never knew there was another way to wash fruit. Thanks

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