Germ Warfare

10 Oct

The bottle of hand sanitizer at my desk claims it will kill “99.99% of germs”.  That is nice – not because I live in constant fear of germs, sickness caused by germs, Germans, germination, German short-haired pointers, or anything else germane to the discussion – but because that is what I expect sanitizer to do.

I expect sanitizer to make my hands clean, smelling slightly like rubbing alcohol, and help me locate any cuts or scratches that I was not previously aware of.  But what about the 0.01% of germs that make it past the sanitizer’s defenses.  How do I stop these germs?  Or do I constantly live in fear of some super septic that seeks to wreak havoc on my body?

I generally subscribe to the George Carlin theory about germs and role our immune system should play in keeping us healthy.  (Caution – George uses words that are not friendly for most workplaces / young ears).

But if that doesn’t work, maybe I could defend myself with a German Sheperd?


2 Responses to “Germ Warfare”

  1. Mrs. Feit Can Write October 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Your wife is quite happy to hear that you do, indeed, have a bottle of hand sanitizer at your desk. The real question is this: is it still full and what is the expiration date of that bottle?

    • Feit Can Write October 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      The bottle says it expires “NO/12”, which I’m taking to mean it never expires. Regardless, there is about 1/3 of it left.

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