20 Jul 2010

WHAT AN EXCUSE.

Along with football, shopping is probably Husband dearest's least favourite past time. Actually, forget that last sentence - shopping is his least favourite pastime. Given a choice of going shopping or watching a football match, he'd choose the match every time.

Very good at food shopping (with a little help from being able to order on-line), it is clothes shopping and, the even more dreaded, shopping for shoes, he particularly dislikes.
Needless to say then, over the years he's come up with quite a few excuses so as to get out of braving the shops, he's never used this one though - at least not yet.

"I can't go shopping; it'll make me impotent".

Researchers have found that a chemical found on some till receipts contains enough of the hazardous substance BISPHENOL A (BPA) to suppress male hormones.
The compound, used to make ink visible on thermally sensitive paper, could be ingested when men handle receipts and then touch their mouths or handle food.
Professor Frank Sommer, 42, a Berlin-based urologist said "A substance like that could shift the balance of the sex hormones in men." - The Daily Telegraph.

Joking apart, BPA is a truly horrible chemical. Banned in Canada and three American states, it is linked to breast cancer, heart disease, hyperactivity and disorders associated with metabolism amongst other things.

19 comments:

chitra said...

BPA..... News to me.Thanks for the info.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for this info, Tracy.
I'm always suspicious regarding food.
I always read the ingridients' label.
Have a nice Tuesday!
HUGS!
B xx

P.S.
If you don't mind pls mail me at:
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I need your mail so I shall be able to thank you for your comments/whatever promptly. thanks.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Oooops! ingredients!

x

BookQuoter said...

Happy birthday to your husband.
There must be a gene somewhere on the Y chromosome that makes most men hate shopping. My husband has it too, and he doesn't even make excuses anymore.

Vivienne said...

I hate shopping with my husband, especially as he can buy clothes just by picking them up and looking at them, where as I have to try everything on!

Twisted Book Junkie said...

I def like the husband. If I love them I grab them. I hate trying clothes on. To me it is almost like a waste if time because we all know I'm buying it anyway. No wonder I have enough clothes for months. Oops...

Anyway, I tip toe on the outside circle of science and I never heard of this. Thanks for letting me k ow. I'm def going to look this up.

Twisted
literarydaydreams.blogspot.com

NabilaHazirah said...

LOL! i don't really mind shopping,but i'd get very impatient with my mom when we go grocery shopping together,because she takes such a LONG time to chooose the vegetables,can food...everything!

xo

Christiejolu said...

My guy hates shopping too...I guess it is a man thing...But if it is in an auto store or a guitar store....He can be there all day...

purplume said...

My husband says our receipts are dot matrix printed, whew!

Alyce said...

That is so bizarre!

awitchtrying said...

Oh, I would let him out of shopping. New shoes are NOT worth that! So strange...

Kelly said...

Happy birthday to your husband!!

That's news to me about the additional danger from BPA. Pretty nasty stuff!

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Kenneth Sepeti said...

Luckily for me, I produce more hormones than 20 buffalos!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Well then it appears he had some instinct as to why he shouldn't go! LoL

Happy birthday to him and #1 niece-sorry for not mentioning it earlier.

Boonsong said...

I'm no fan of shopping either. I find completing a tax return to be more fun.... But food shoppping is cool. Thank you for now giving me an even better excuse to duck out of shopping trips.

All the best, Boonsong

Jen said...

If it's not a bookstore or REI, I can't stand shopping, either. That's just one more reason for me to avoid it.

MadPriest said...

So, dragging us round Marks and Spencers at every opportunity is just another sinister feminist plot. I assume, from the way the sighing and impatient looks start within 5 minutes of walking into a secondhand bookshop that these particular type of receipts are not widely used in the antiquarian trade.

Jenners said...

Oh Lordy.