Hygienically removes germs...
September 29, 2009 5:29am CST
... that's what it says on my bottle of antibacterial handwash. So, what I need to know is - what are the other ways?? Obviously I could cover my hands in a less hygienic substance which might kill off "good" bacteria and that would be an alternative???
29 Sep 09
It's all a cover-up really and all they're really trying to say is "Kicks ALL germs arses and they scream in pain the entire time". They add the word "hygienically" because they want to give you the false impression that the approach they use is humane. I once met a group of good bacteria when I was at a yoghurt stand, but even they too went bad very quickly. I blame peer pressure. The only alternative here is to chop off your hands.
29 Sep 09
Chopping off the hands not really an option here.. I mean, I could chop off the one but how would I hold the meat cleaver to chop off the other one? .. and how would I clean up the ensuing blood flood without my hands (you really didnt think this through did you?) I much prefer your plain speaking to the euphemistic namby-pamby "hygienically"! Yeah, I heard that the good guys at the yoghurt stand went off pretty quickly but... at least they have a bit of culture - unlike the nasty little bug that I am currently in the grip of!
29 Sep 09
Sigh..... You can't be chopping of your own hands Wizzy. You need help to do that! Tree Doctor's are usually the best option as they specialise in limbs. This bug of yours doesn't sound very nice at all. Is there any chance you can amass a few more and then train them like a flea circus act?
18 Oct 09
You could plunge your hands into a steaming pile of panda poop - I think that would qualify as reasonably unhygienic, and I'm not that sure it would do anything other than drive bacteria into a state of frenzy.. maybe if you could get the bacteria so exited they had a heart attack... however I am pretty sure they don't have a heart... or a nervous system to speak of - come to think of it - how do you kill those little blighters??
19 Oct 09
Hmmm well I guess you could get H1N1 and hope that it kills the bacteria or stick 'em in the freezer and/or the microwave - that should get rid of a few. Followed by a quick spin in the tumble dryer and a dousing with bleach... Thanks for the link, I wait with eager anticipation to find out more about a bugs' anatomy...
6 Nov 09
You can wash your hands with soap and water to remove germs. You should wash your hands after using the bathroom and before cooking and eating. In a public bathroom you should turn the water off with a towel and not with your newly cleaned hands to avoid getting germs on your clean hands from the facet handle. Also use a paper towel to open the door handle because many people have touched it and they haven't washed their hands. I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in my purse. I always use it before eating out in a restaurant even if I have just washed my hands. The table and menu might be full of nasty germs. Germs are everywhere and unfortunately most people have very poor hand hygiene. You never know who has touched what. I am very careful. I always wash my hands when I come into the house, after the bathroom, before cooking and sometimes just because for no reason. I never get sick. I have only had the flu once in the past 20 years. Obviously having good hand hygiene is a large factor in not getting sick.
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 09
hi wizzywig oh good one but I just disregard the silly rethoric and go on about my business as I leave in a retirement center with ninety other people and I am darned if I am going to get the flu. So everytime I walk pat the front desk I use a little more of the Purell to "hygienically remove the germs" so as to not get the flu. Each time the last few years when I did get the flu it turned into bronchitis and I sure do not want that to happen again. then when I am in my room, and go to the bathroom I reach for the Purell after having washed and dried my hands. I lucked out so far, with not even a head cold.
18 Oct 09
I work on a hospital ward so am also forever cleaning my hands. It hasn't stopped me picking up the norovirus a couple of times in the last year. I'm getting my flu jab tomorrow afternoon because, the year I didnt get it done, I had 2 bouts of bronchitis & was on antibiotics for weeks.