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  • December 14, 2015

Lend A Hand

First off, how would one actually lend a hand anyway? Was that made up by a pirate who had a hook for a hand and could take it off and give it to someone? I suppose I shouldn’t take things literally, but where’s the fun in that?

Last week as I hopped around for the question of the month hands came up a bit. How no one shakes hands because of all the germs on a hand. Well that is true and a good way to be and is sure done by me, many made men out to be the worst hands to shake.

Pffft both are just as bad to me. Both carry the plague. So avoid both.

Now men probably do nastier things with their hands, especially the lumberjack redneck types, but we won’t go there. Where we will go is grocery shopping. Those cart handles are as germy as can be. We’ll go to doorknobs. Whoops, those are germy too. Table tops at restaurants. Oops, they can be too. Money goes from here to there and guess what? Germs too. Your cellphone has more germs than a public toilet seat. Yeah, that was actually tested. And men and women do what? They hold hands. Oh no, those germs are being swapped.

Now I’m not saying go live in a bubble because that would just suck. Plus having a good amount of bacteria does help the body fight off crap and get used to things and such. But to say one hand is worse than the other is kind of dumb. The only way you won’t get any germs from a hand as if the thing has just been washed and alcohol was dumped over it.

Germs are everywhere and we just have to deal with them. Shaking hands with anyone can give you a ton. And on a side note I have no sympathy for anyone who touches everything going and then eats food and then gets sick. That’s their own stupidity.

Are you super afraid of germs? Wow, what a question of the month can do. Rant away at my zoo. Just need to have common sense and wash ones hands. Normal soap and water will do. Too bad common sense isn’t so common anymore though.

Enjoy life, forget the strife.



2015-12-14 03:37:04 Reply

You caught me on this one! I’m not a germophobe, but I am careful, probably above average in that department. Public transportation, although one of the greatest benefits in my metro, is one of the filthiest environments on the planet, in my opinion. I don’t avoid shaking hands, but, boy oh boy do I ever wash frequently! Always have, always will.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-12-14 12:32:33 Reply

    A good way to be, wash frequently indeed. Yeah, public transport is nasty as can be. That, schools, airports, hospitals and gyms. And those open food bar things, blah.

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2015-12-14 20:42:15 Reply

I’m all right because I’m a compulsive hand washer. (Or so my wife claims.)

    Pat Hatt

    2015-12-14 22:15:04 Reply

    Good way to be

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2015-12-14 20:44:14 Reply

And don’t forget the dirtiest item of all – dollar bills.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-12-14 22:15:23 Reply

    No dollar bills here. Just loonies!

Bouncin Barb

2015-12-15 00:26:34 Reply

This one makes me laugh. My mother who will be 91 in January, is a fanatic about antibacterial soaps, wipes, hand washing, etc. I mean to the nth degree. She’s always yelling at me. She gets sick quite often. Me…I can’t remember the last time I was sick. I keep telling her that you need some germs but she is too stubborn to listen!

    Pat Hatt

    2015-12-15 13:40:00 Reply

    haha yeah, you need some germs. Plus antibacterial is no better than average soap, unless you know you are a doctor scrubbing up or something.

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