Most of you who will read this have never met me. Sometimes, you might wonder what kind of person I am. I’m just going to go on and tell you so that you won’t have that question hanging over our heads when we do meet.
I am the kind of person who washes his hands after visiting the rest room. Soap and water wash, not just rinse and then dry them off on my shirt. We probably agree on the importance of that. Some people don’t, but you and I aren’t the sort to spend time with their kind.
Washin’ And Dryin’ In 3/4 Time
More and more, I see signs with instructions on how to wash their hands. Use hot water. Use soap. Use a towel. The fundamentals. They even specify how long hands should be washed – for as long as it takes a person to sing the Happy Birthday song.
I’m far from being a germophobe. However, I think the presence of people in our society who don’t know how to wash their hands without posters is a major issue. It is a survival of the species level major issue.
The world is a big place, full of choices for us all.
We can go places. We can do things. We pick our friends and hobbies.
Even some of the things that we’d probably also agree are mandatory are, in truth, options. People aren’t supposed to steal, but they do. Some folks have never been much good at keeping jobs; I can’t imagine not having one.
Speaking Of Jobs, Let’s Talk About Someone Who Has One
As you might have picked up on in a previous post, I’ve been on a car trip this past week. Endless pavement, signs, other drivers…road food. Halfway through my drive toward home on Saturday it was lunch time. Of the options available a Subway sandwich shop seemed the best option. Read the rest of this entry »
I am aware that you can pick up your paper or turn on the television to any channel at any moment and get more information on avoiding swine flu than you care to hear.
Really though, how many times can you be taught how to wash your hands?
Haven’t we all been told not to sneeze on our friends? Nothing personal, but I think if you can read this, and you don’t know how to wash your hands or that it is not cool to sneeze on me, I am going to have to tell you that I have significant problems with the way you were raised.
I’m going to assume that you washed your hands before you came online and that you want some new information. Something you can’t get from some other outlet. I am here to oblige. Read the rest of this entry »