When you walk into any asian fabric store, you will be greeted by the all-too-familiar scent of Moth Balls. Why do asians love the Moth ball so much, though? Get ready. This is post two of a two day posting marathon!
“I think mothballs should be on the list. What is up with the obsession with mothballs? I have loads of childhood mothball memories”¦ at every relative’s house, but I’ve never met a white person who smelled like mothballs”¦ so I think it must be Asian grannies that keep the mothball industry in business”¦”
“Moth Balls are an Asian’s best friend” -Marilyn Monroe (lol)
In Asia, temperate weather conditions and marshy rice patty fields have prompted an alarming rate of insect infestation. In the states, Asians know that insects are the least of their problems. Due to their pre-existing fears, however, they are motivated to keep their valuable possessions insect-free. It also doesn’t help that Asians have excellent heat regulating techniques (continuous sweating) in order to cool themselves off after a hard day of work. To suppress both the odor and the annoying insects, asians have passed on many natural remedies including incense, potpourri, and in some cases, dung.
Enter, the Moth Ball: an ingeniously minuscule invention uniting the power of sulfur, dichlorobenzine, and naphthalene. At this moment, you’re saying, “Hey Peter.. spare me the scientific mumbo jumbo.” All I can say is, “you’re absolutely right.” Asians still love the moth ball despite its carcinogenic qualities because of what it does for them.
Says one of our readers, “I kept the kitchen really clean, especially around the sink. That helped, but it didn’t get rid of them. So finally I just put out moth balls and that took care of it. Moth balls are great. I don’t like the smell much, but you can use them for so many things! I really like moth balls.”
The secret behind moth balls isn’t their odor killing ability or their exterminating eminence. The truth lies in the fact that Asians are all exterminators at heart. That’s why they have been of the select few “ethnic” groups to wage war on their own kind. Though the battle with creepy crawlers is not as heated as, say… the Korean or Vietnam War, Asians still hold extreme pride in their ability to keep their homes free of infestation.
In order to do so, they use moth balls. Yes, moth balls. Asians know that insects procreate quite rapidly. “This is my third reincarnation of fruit flies,” says Colorblind Cupid. The fact of the matter is that when the insects breed, they grow immune to the moth balls. In turn, this creates a super race of moth ball resistant moths that… yes, only asians can destroy. That’s the asian entrepreneurial gene kicking in once again. You better watch out for asian extermination companies, which will be popping up in the next few years!
Asians love Moth Balls because they keep their clothing free of moths and insects by releasing hazardous fumes that kill larvae. Moth Balls are also used to cover up the horrible stench of perspiration and other bodily odors. The third, but more obscure reason is the obvious entrepreneurial potential that breeding moth-ball resistant moths. For those reasons and an obviously larger amount of reasons that will be mentioned in the reader comments, asians love moth balls.
P.S. My mom smashes cockroaches with her bare hands.
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