Why do I bother doing it myself when so many people are willing to do it for me? 4 reasons:
1. I've just never been able to stop myself from thinking "I can totally do that." Despite my self confidence it sometimes turns out that I actually can't. My failures have never discouraged this manner of thinking.
2. I moved and upon doing so encountered someone else's disgusting grime covering my new-to-me shower floor. I spent 2 weeks letting chemicals and bleaches try to soak it off. I scrubbed with closed eyes to avoid my retina's being burnt out by the fumes and held my breath as best I could to keep the noxious gases out of my lungs. I didn't care. I love a clean shower.
Nothing worked so I called my mom. Have you heard of her? She's one of the almost famous Mennonite Girls. Lady loves a clean shower too.
She suggested I try baking soda and vinegar. 2 foaming minutes later my 'stained' shower was clean with almost no elbow grease used at all. It made me feel a bit betrayed by Mr Clean and Vim and straight up bleach.
3. I once owned a store. While in business I was made keenly aware that due to about 50million FDA and CFG and ABC regulations that I don't understand, all sorts of preservatives are put into products so that their compounds remain unchanged after sitting on a store shelf for 20 years. Helpful. To the store. To me? I'm not sure especially since I figured out that Vim has been lying to me all these years. Since then I go the perservative free route when it's convenient. I still love a hot dog.
4. and I'll admit...I have a bit of extra time on my hands.