Yesterday, I wrote about using hand sanitizer before and after I venture out to anywhere this winter. I’m doing this in an effort not to get sick. Some friends have told me using this stuff isn’t a good idea. Hell, I’m not going to rewrite the damn post as its right under this one.
One friend suggested I wear gloves to protect myself form getting sick. Maybe he’s not a friend at all. Maybe this person wants me to get the flu or catch a cold.
I don’t really wear gloves all that much, but here’s something I read yesterday. My “friend” should read this too.
Hey! Wash your gloves! I can’t remember the last time I wore my gloves, but I’m heading down to the laundry room right now—well, after I rub my hands with hand sanitizer.
(Just so you know, that’s not me in the photo—thank you very much. It’s from menstylefashion.com)
It would really be wonderful if I didn’t catch a cold or get the flu this winter and I’m trying hard not to. Here, let me knock on wood yet again.
I have this ritual before and after I go out anywhere. I rub my hands with hand sanitizer. Then, when I come home, I rub my hands with it again.
Now, I’ve mentioned this to a few friends of mine not thinking it would cause much of a debate. In fact, I thought my friends would think this to be kind of smart of me. Yes. I’m an idiot.
“You would be better off to just wash your hands with soap and water. That’s much better than using that hand sanitizer.”
“You shouldn’t use that stuff! It dries your hands out!”
“A totally useless product. Just don’t put your hands up to your eyes or mouth.”
“Just wear gloves when you go out.”
To my friends who have their opinions about what I should do this winter to avoid catching a cold or getting the flu: Thank you, but just let me use my damn hand sanitizer. This is my winter ritual of choice. I’m sorry I even brought it up.
Just in case I run out of hand sanitizer, I’ve got soap and water as well as gloves on standby.
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