People be weird – We were in the grocery check-out lane. The husband in front put the last of their items on the conveyor belt. He turned to me and pointed to the divider board you put between orders. He said, “I can’t touch it, it’s germy!” With that I put it on the belt. He had been all over the grocery store; pushed a “germy” cart and was worried about a divider. Argh!
I should have known – I saw his wife write a check for the groceries. I haven’t seen a written check in a grocery store in years. I’m sure some folks do them. The smart ones fill in the static info so they only have to add the amount and sign it. Not this woman. They made a perfect couple. BTW, she licked her finger to lift up the check and hand it to the cashier. That’s in contrast to her husband who is afraid to touch stuff.
Is this different? – I’ve been getting bombarded with notices to wash my hands, not touch people, sneeze in my elbow, etc. from all over. Friends are sending them. There are on Facebook. The weird thing is that I haven’t anything I don’t already do. Ok, I don’t always push the elevator button with my elbow (that usually results in extra stops along the way!) but I consider that less important than keeping your hands off your face. I had break outs as a teen. My doc only had to tell me once to keep my hands off. It has lasted a lifetime. Don’t people wash their hands unless there is a possible epidemic? What happened to good hygiene?
I’ll say it again, people be weird – We were at our favorite Chinese restaurant last Monday. It was empty. We attributed it to Monday as a slow day. Later that night I saw an interview with the owner on TV. People think they can catch the corona virus from a Chinese restaurant. He is losing a lot of business. Seriously? Are these the same people that don’t wash their hands? Statewide we’ve had 24 deaths and 24,000 confirmed cases of the regular flu. There are two possible infections for the corona virus. It’s good to be prudent but people be weird.
It makes me smile – I’ve been hearing the song “My Sherona” a lot lately with some humorous comments/lyrics. With all the craziness, there has to be something to smile about. Stay safe out there and remember you can’t catch it from moo shu chicken or chow mein but beware of fortune cookies and people who lick their fingers!
So how was your week? And wash your hands!
Author’s note: I’m not taking this lightly but I’m also not “Chicken Little.” I’ll be as prudent as I always am. I’m not at high risk for death but I know that it’s important for me to stay healthy so I don’t spread it to those who are.