Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Mr. Clean Goes Overboard?

(Sorry that this is a day late; Blogger was down for most of last night and this morning...)

Not much time for a post today, but I had to pass along this quick anecdote from one of my schools. It seems that someone at this school started a campaign to get people to wash their hands after using the bathroom. (This is a good thing, as far as I'm concerned; watching someone leave the bathroom--especially the stalls--without washing always triggers the "eww" reflex in me, and I'd never skip this task myself, especially at school, since I may have to adjust someone's reed during a lesson. I've even been known to carry around those little towelettes that you get from chicken-wing restaurants if I know that a certain school won't have soap in its facilities.)

As part of this campaign, signs were posted everywhere: on the walls, above the sinks, on the paper towel the urinals. That's right, there were signs in the urinals, practically blocking the bowl in one case. I guess that's one way to get people to be sure and wash up--rig it so they actually pee on their hands in the course of doing business. Again I say, "eww."

(And I'd hate to be the custodian who had to remove those signs at campaign's end...)


Dee said...

I feel the same way when I see someone use the toilet and not wash their hands. I carry around the small bottle of Purell hand sanitizer or as I have now, the hand cream cleanser for those times when I have to use them. I heard on a program that even if you wash your hands you should never touch the doors the way people do unless you use a towel or clean your hands with a sanitizer after you do.

Anonymous said...

"...adjust someone's read during a lesson."

Certainly was a long day, eh? :P

I'll just let you off with a warning this time. Type safely, sir.

Kev said...

SP: Why yes, it was....both the day that I typed it and the day it actually got published (which were not the same day). Thanks for the proofread...

Anonymous said...

"Thanks for the proofread..."

Anytime. :-)