Before I post, may we have the air conditioning ducts and heat vents closed, please.
And no movement while the air settles down.
Anybody down there planning on having an itch, please scratch it now. Not later, please.
Okay, my attitude towards germs is much like a lot of VBer's attitude towards me: Utter contempt.
At home I could consider myself casual because it's just my wife, me and four cats. We keep a clean-ish house. (With four cats it's never as clean as it could be). So I don't worry much.
I wash my fruit and veg before consuming them. I wash my hands before I cook and before I eat; I can handle having germs on my hands. I just don't want to eat them.
At work I'm a hand washer, paper towel knobber; if you saw some of the cats I work with you would be too.
Same for public washrooms except I don't knob in public washrooms; I use a sleeve, elbow or small child to open the door, whatever's handy. I wash my hands for me as much as for the social convention aspect.
I mean, when I see guys who handle their junk and just walk out the door without even pretending to have a light rinse I can only wonder at the savagery of their upbringing.
So I don't know which to vote for. I wouldn't boil my clothes or put my kitchen utensils in an autoclave. I think hand sanitizer is kind of crossing that line into OCD territory.
So maybe I would just say carefulis that what is meant by socially acceptable?
I don't know.
In a lot of ways I look at germs like weapons of mass destruction. I can't see them, I can only believe the experts when they tell me they exist, so I will take the necessary steps to irradacate them whether it's the right thing to do or not.