So, every night, my wife comments on how much belly-button lint I have accumulated throughout the day. I have noticed that I do accumulate a ton of lint, so my question has recently become: How can I accumulate so much lint and still have t-shirts that are whole? Shouldn’t my t-shirts sort of disintegrate after a while, suffering a slow demise as my belly-button absorbs them? Shouldn’t all of my t-shirts, after about a year, at least have holes in the belly-button area? If anyone can scientifically answer these questions for me, I would be much obliged.
In the meantime, I am left wondering what to do with all of this lint that I accumulate. I have tended to throw it away, but I’m not sure if that is an “environmentally conscious” thing to do. Perhaps there is a secondary market for recycled lint to be made into new t-shirts? Perhaps, in throwing this lint away, I am selfishly squandering one of nature’s last renewable resources; perhaps there are people in third-world countries who have no lint and I am merely perpetuating the image of a wasteful American; perhaps my lint could be used to create new clothes for those who have no clothes and new tarps for the sheltering of refugees.
Perhaps I should save all of my lint for a year, bale it together, and give it away this Christmas as a White Elephant gift?