Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's A Brain Thing

Frequently, I'm accused of over-thinking.   Rightfully so.  Can't help the way my brain chooses to work, when it chooses to work.  Having said that, there is a commercial that drives me to distraction.  One about hand soap dispensers.  Talks about germs on it.  Ummm, yeah... there are germs and other stuff on our hands, which is why we are washing them.  I certainly don't plan to touch the dispenser AFTER I wash my hands!  So, what's your point?  Why would germs on the outside, be a problem?  I get the whole, wash your hands concept, but really, this one is a little hard for me to comprehend.  Don't think I'll be buying one of those automatic soap dispenser thingys.  They can just keep bombarding the airwaves and I'll just keep thinking.

"HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!"

This is for Marla, cuz she's the best and she asked nicely.

                     For Marla and Amy

 

27 comments:

GregoryJ said...

So, you're in a public restroom. You use the soap dispenser, go ahead, touch it, you're washing after ward, like you said.
Then you go to the air dryer "For your convenience or safety or what every excuse they try to pawn off on us." Now, you have to touch it [and hope that only clean hands have touched it.
And then............to get out of the bathroom......you have to grab the door handle....ugh. It even looks dirty. and that person that just left,,,,,,,they didn't wash their hands........aaaiiiiiieeeeeeeee

Copyboy said...

We have those G-machines at my job. I don't think I'm going to use 'em now. BTW...Happy St. Patt's

Ms. Anthropy said...

GregoryJ, EXACTLY!!! And that's when it's good to have paper towels. (Your brain must work similar to mine) The ones I've been seeing are for your home. At least at home, it's your germs.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Copyboy, I hope you have paper towels!

Marla said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are the BEST!!!....and I didn't even have to think about that before saying it. :-)

Ms. Anthropy said...

Marla, Anything for you, cuz by are the best!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Marla, My Granddaughter was just talking a mile a minute. Since I can't do two things at once... that was supposed to say... cuz YOU are the best!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

After washing your hands, there's the matter of opening the germy door. Can't win. Very cute leprechaun picture.
Cheers,
Robyn

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thanks Robin, it's Marla's.

GregoryJ said...

I sort of like pumping the soap out of the dispenser.
Push....glup
Push....glup
I am in charge!

Deborah said...

Let's agree to not put our hands on our faces. Unless we're home and have washed our hands.

I can't think too much about germs. We'd never leave our houses if we think too much. And then our houses would become a germ factory.

Our bods are made to handle a few germs. We're okay.

GregoryJ said...

Ms.Anthropy or can I call you Granny? even though you are probably younger than I am.

I think you are a beautiful blogger and here is the proof. Come and get it.
Greg

VKT said...

Lol...forget the soap dispenser....what about the door handles you have to touch on the way out of a public restroom. If we worried about all the germs we were exposed to....lol

Ms. Anthropy said...

Greg, Thank you! You can surely call me Granny.

Deborah, If only! I can't do that, even knowing about the germs. It's impossible. (BTW, I emailed you but didn't hear back)

VKT, Welcome, I rarely go out in public, there's germs out there.

Ms. Anthropy said...

VKT, Thanks for following! I'm following you back!

Joe Cap said...

Or you could do like I do after washing...grab a clean piece of tissue or paper towel to grab open the door handle. Then use your foot to pull it open all the way, and then toss the contaminated refuse.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Joe, Yep! (or, you could do like I do and stay home, with my own germs, but you would never be able to take such amazing photos)

Ashley King said...

it's probably geared towards the elderly, like the elderly elderly. the ones that the entire world tries to take advantage of.... the elderly, like my 80 something year old grandma who is easily talked into closing out one bank account and opening it at another that charges $15 a month to have the account.... the same woman who believes she needs 6 woks.... (and no, she doesn't own an asian restaurant, however she IS asian).... the same lady who asked me if she could have my dresser JUST for her sheets.... i don't think she would even think twice about this soap dispenser.... she'd probably think "oooo no germs. sounds good." and next thing you know, it'd be double-side-sticky-taped to her mirror. ;)

people DO come up with some pretty ignorant ugly looking things that are very much a waste of money.... i don't think you think too much.... i think you think just right.... maybe cuz i think that i think like you.... wait, what?

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ashley, Thanks for stopping by. Girl, you have the brains AND the ability to type the words that touch people.

Ally said...

Hi! I'm following along now from Daily Dose of Reality's blog roll... on a mission to stalk all of his fave bloggers :)

OK, here's my thing, I totally use my sweater, shirt or paper towel to open public restroom doors after washing my hands. OCD much?

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ally, Welcome and thanks. When I do venture out in public, I do the same thing.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i like anything automatic b/c i am three levels past lazy. i could care less about germs.

Ms. Anthropy said...

SFTC, There is no way you are lazy! You couldn't do, what you do, by being lazy.

Tracie said...

If I think about germs too much I'll end up like Howard Hughes. Take your vitamins, get enough sleep, wash your hands, and don't touch your mouth or nose. Stay out of the McDonald's playland. That's all you can do.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Tracie, Yes, yes, yes!!!

Jenny said...

Uh oh. I fear I have encountered a kindred spirit with circular, sparkler type brain function. Hooray!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Jenny, Welcome and thanks! They told me it was reduced synaptic activity and my sparklers don't spark.