In one ear and out the other?
Blog Guy, I have a personal hygiene question. I can’t seem to keep my ears clean enough. I use cotton swabs four times a day, but there’s still a waxy yellow build-up.
Swabs, huh? How far do you stick them in?
I stop when I hit something solid.
That could be your problem right there. In other countries they have professional ear cleaners on the street, and they do it right.
See these dudes being cleaned by experts? I think this guy on top has the end of that stick somewhere in his occipital lobe about now.
Ouch! They actually jam the cotton in that far?
Cotton? You wish! Professional ear cleaners wouldn’t touch cotton. They use sticks tipped with sandpaper, pipe cleaners, potato peelers…
Then how do they push that stuff far enough into your ears?
Well, a big mallet helps.
Eww! I don’t think you know anything about this, Blog Guy. This is horrible advice!
Fine, but studies show the number one thing women want in a man is clean ears. That’s why the pro ear cleaners’ slogan is, “No pain, no Jane.”
Top: A customer reacts as an ear cleaner works on his ear in Mumbai, September 27, 2010. Traditional “ear cleaners” are common in the old quarters of many Indian towns, and roam about the streets in search of customers looking for relief from itches and discomfort. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Left: A man grimaces as he gets his ears cleaned in Mumbai in a 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Savita Kirloska
Right: A man squirms as an ear-cleaner works on his ear in the Indian city of Kolkata in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal