Monday, January 14, 2008

I Am Not a Hooker

Sometimes My Sweetie and I have the strangest conversations, which usually end up with me writing the strangest posts.

We were discussing germs, and who currently has a cold/flu bug, and how they possibly got it.

The scenarios are easy to imagine. The person who coughs politely into his/her hand, and then offers someone a friendly handshake. Little did the recipient know that they possibly got a good dose of some flavourful bug.

The conversation turned to the washing of hands. My sweetie, who, unlike me, is in a unique position to know, tells me that many men do not wash their hands after they go to the bathroom. (My Sweetie is not one of those men.)

Aaaaaaaaaaarrggghhh!

Now, I have to say that this totally disgusts me. The idea that some guy has just done his business, and has casually walked away from the urinal with gosh knows what on his hands...I mean I know what he had in his hands, but it's not there anymore, and now something else is there in the way of vile and despicable germs.

What is it with you guys out there, and you know who you are, who can't be bothered washing up?

I don't think I'll shake a stranger (male) hand ever again!

If I wanted to handle germs in this manner, I'd be working in a whole different...uhm... area of the economy. Can you say "hooker"?

Well I'm not, and I won't be, so wash up, you guys!!!

(clipart courtesy of fotosearch.com)

4 comments:

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Dear Abby had a letter recently about spreading germs and how to gracefully get out of handshakes. She said that you can always greet people as they do in Asia by putting both of your palms together and nodding.

Sue said...

I guess now I know how I caught my nasty cold ---- echh!!

Jeni said...

Oh Mau - It's not just hands and washing them -it's everything! Even little things like where you store your toothbrush -on top of the vanity, in a cupboard, etc -and how far germs travel from just flushing a commode! Amazing what a "germy" atmosphere we all live in every day and yet, usually we manage to surive all those nasty little germ creatures.

Skittles said...

You worry me sometimes.. (Laugh.)