There’s More To Life Than Just Washing Your Hands
If there is one thing we will all take from the experience of surviving (hopefully), COVID-19, it is this:
We all learned the simple act of washing our hands properly and often is key to disease protection.
Well, to quote Derrick Coleman, “Well whoop dee ding dang do.”
No matter where you look during these Covid-19 days, you are reminded of the importance of handwashing. There are signs, videos, I mean, did most of us fail kindergarten? When I attended P. S. 129K for kindergarten, my essential education included education in the proper use of rhythm sticks, marching in a circle, zipping up your pants before leaving the bathroom, and the correct way to wash our hands.
Oh, and eating pretzel sticks layered with enough giant salt crystals to give a bull elephant high blood pressure.
With all the hullabaloo about washing our hands, there is one important procedure no one is talking about.
What, pray tell, could it be?
Don’t Touch It. It May Be Filthier Than Your Hands
How about washing your face?
You know, the thing you’re not supposed to touch with your hands as you might transmit disease through the mucous membranes around your eyes, or into your mouth.
How many times do you wash your face each day, I mean really get your rag and soap it up and scrub your face until your skin glows? Not the glow from the makeup layered on your skin, but the healthy glow from facial pores saying, “Hallelujah! We see the light!”
Then, scrub your neck until there’s no dirt left to stain your collar.
Get Behind Your Ears, Too
And don’t forget to get the crud from behind your ears, and the surface wax and filth from the surface of your ears. It would be a shame for someone to actually want to nibble on them, only to gag and spit out whatever lives there.
So take the time to scrub your face, ears, and neck at least two or three times a day.
If nothing else, you’ll be touching a clean face with clean hands.
And you won’t be like Shrek, pulling enough earwax out of your ear to make a candle.
Eustace L. Greaves, Jr., LUTCF is a New York State licensed Independent Insurance Agent and Broker who tends to look at life way differently than most people.
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