Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's not going to kill you...


In the past I have expressed concerns about what my hands come into contact with when I travel on the tube each day. Well, it seems I had even more to fear than I thought. If you never pay attention to any other advice that I might give, please pay attention to this: You should wash your hands after you go to the toilet. It’s one of those things that should become second nature to you: use the toilet, flush, wash your hands and then dry them. The thought of coming into contact with other people’s faecal matter is really quite abhorrent and I may now have to disinfect anything I might wish to come into contact with on the tube.

You should do it for your own benefit. Let alone anyone else’s. Think of how often your hands get near to your mouth, how often you use your hands to eat, how many other people you come into contact with. When you go to the toilet and you flush the toilet and then unlock the cubicle door, think how many people have done exactly the same thing before you and have therefore left their own ‘intimate samples’ on the toilet flush or lock. Even if you think you are somehow immune to your own waste products then surely you still don’t want to be wandering around with other people’s on your hands. Come on people, how difficult is it? It’s not going to kill you. Honest!

I sent the article to G and pointed out that the problem seemed to get worse the further north you go in the country, so people in Scotland surely should only be approached if you are wearing a full protective suit. For some reason G was not amused by this.

6 comments:

Spudgy said...

I've taken to have one of those special alcohol pumps hand stuff on me desk to conteract all the scummy people tht don't wash their hands. I've noticed some of my colleagues sneaking over to use it too. So next time I'll buy and even bigger bottle next time!!!!

Random Reflections said...

spudgy - very sensible. I think I should invest in one of those too, or come over and use yours, of course. I do always wash my hands when I get to work thoughto try and wipe off the morning grime.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Interesting. Will you be wearing one on Monday ?

Random Reflections said...

LKSn - ah yes, I had forgotten about the significance of that for you, but let me assure you that no that will not be the case. I will not be wearing anything and will have a copy of War and Peace under my arm.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

??? Surely you will be cold ?

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - Funnily enough my colleagues say the same to me every day as well, but I'm used to it now. But, just for you, I will also wear a smile. Does that help??