Now You Know Better…14 Personal Hygiene Fails We Encounter Every Day

December 31, 2013  |  
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With the onset of cold/flu season and just a general disappointment with what I’ve witnessed with adults as far as hygiene lately, I thought it would be good to do a little refresher course on things I thought we all learned in middle school health class.  It’s sad that grown folks need a guide on how to dispose of feminine hygiene products, how to clean up after themselves in public restrooms and when it’s time to get rid of ratty looking drawls.  Allow the following to serve as a PSA on several ways some of you might be struggling in the personal hygiene department:

1.  Not covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

This may seem simple enough, but I swear taking public transportation to work, especially in winter, makes me want to do the backstroke through some anti-bacterial gel as soon as I clock in.  With so many people hacking and coughing in a subway car, I swear I can see the flu virus floating past my head as I try to hold my breath for the next 10 stops.  And coughing into your hand is useless if you use that same hand to hold the pole as you get up from your seat.

Do me a favor folks (well a few favors): Invest in Kleenex, practice the ”vampire cough” (sneeze in the inside of your elbow) and if that’s too deep, stay your sick behind at home where your germs can’t harm the rest of us.

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