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Be Sure to Read the Instructions

On Christmas morning we all rip into our gifts and are sometimes so excited that we can’t wait to use our new appliances.  As this story was told to me, I couldn’t help but wish I’d had my camera and been there when it happened. But, you will just have to hear it and see it with an “after the fact” picture. The lesson to using your gifts is simple. Be sure to read the instructions – no matter how simple the appliance seems to be – especially if you are also on cold medicine.

A family member asked for and received a new cordless toothbrush for Christmas this year. In their excitement, they immediately plugged it in to start charging for use. I don’t know how many of you have memorized the movie, Grease, like my family has, but the song that began to resonate in my music chambers was, “Brush-a, Brush-a, Brush-a, ” sang during the slumber party.

Brusha, Brusha, Brusha
Get the new Ipana
With the brand new flavor
Its dandy for your teeth
Brusha, Brusha, Brusha
New Ipana toothpaste
Brusha, Brusha, Brusha
Knock out
Decay Germs Fast, Fast, Faster
You’re sure alright

As the story was conveyed, this cold-medicine-influenced person, placed the toothpaste on the brush and then ….  turned it on!  Toothpaste sprayed them, the mirror and most of the bathroom. After which, this wise person says, “I guess I should’ve read the instructions.”

Read the instructions, so you'll know to put it in your mouth prior to pressing the power switch.
Read the instructions, so you’ll know to put it in your mouth prior to pressing the power switch.


To use your new Sonicare Toothbrush:

1. Wet the bristles and apply a small amount of toothpaste.
2. Place the toothbrush bristles against the teeth at a slight angle towards the gumline.
3. Press the power on/off button to turn on the Sonicare. 
4. Apply light pressure to maximize Sonicare’s effectiveness and let the Sonicare toothbrush do the brushing for you.
5. Gently move the brush head slowly across the teeth in a small back and forth motion so the longer bristles reach between your teeth.
6. Continue this motion throughout your brushing cycle.

So glad that’s been cleared up. I wonder what the bathroom looks like.

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