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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
I agree with bombarding our systems with anti-bacterial products....just seems like it cannot be good for you or a healthy environment.
lol about santitizing from the elbow down. Sounds like me; anyone close to me knows I'm a germaphobe. Now while I realize we need a certain amount for our immune systems I will avoid certain situations like the plague. I work in a school - the kids germs don't bother me or the dirt outside; its some of my co-workers whom I've seen in the bathrooms hand washing skills - turning water on running your hands under it for a second with no soap is gross. I now withhold drinking fluids to avoid bathroom as much as possible. My worst pieve are the people who bring their dogs to school playgrounds and let them do their business there, I cannot tell you how many times kids end up rolling around in it.
originally posted by: argentus
A very timely thread. Not so long ago, I was shopping in the grocery store. A man I know walked up and thrust his hand out and I shook it. As he shook my hand, he recounted just how terribly sick he'd been until the day before, and had the gall to snuffle and sniff and cough. I pulled my hand back and admonished him for his carelessness, all the while holding my hand in the air like I was casting a spell.
I wear my wallet in my right back pocket. This involved a bit of stretching to reach it with my left hand. I plucked up a bottle of rubbing alcohol, tucked it under my left arm, and grabbed my wallet. Paid for the purchase and went outside to sterilize my right arm from the elbow down.
What a turdly thing to do. I carry hand sanitizer in my car now. I'm not obsessive about hand-washing, but agree that most of us need to do more of it as a matter of course. Especially in these times that are seemingly fraught with peril.
Most viruses are spread from person-to-person via contact of some sort. You really can't count on everyone else to do the right thing -- you have to count upon yourself.