The title of this note is pretty self-explanatory. I am really concerned with the fascination of Dettol amongst the West Indian masses, especially the older heads. I’m not saying that Dettol does not work wonders, but let’s be real here… the way parents, grandparents, and other relatives preach about Dettol, one would be lead to believe that Dettol can cure AIDS or something. Every friggin’ time something happens, “JUNIOR… GRAB THE DETTOL” or “DESLYN… WHERE DE BLASTED DETTOL DEH???”. I’m sure there are other products that have been made that can be as effective or even better.
I remember has a young’n, I would fall and get a nasty cut on my leg, you know which antiseptic got pulled out… that’s right… DETTOL!!! I remember when my neighbour was cleaning her walls, yuh know wha she brek out??? YOU GUESSED IT, DETTOL!!! One man (no names mentioned), said he caught a party pack, and he wanted to get rid of it, you know what he brek out??? OH YES, THE ALL-GLORIOUS DETTOL. Don’t get me wrong, Dettol had worked wonders for me with my cuts and is a wonderful antiseptic/floor cleaner/whatever the fuck you wanna use it for, BUT… it should not be used for any and everything.
I would like to thank the makers of “Dettol” for making such a wonderful product, but at the same time, please let people know that Dettol is not a cure for “crabloose” or “world hunger” or as a substitute for dishwashing liquid.