Is our country filled with Hypochondriacs,
or are we just feeling guilty about something?
I used to date a stripper who was addicted to hand sanitizers.
Wherever we went, she always had to rub her hands with Purell.
Even after a shower, she'd rub the stuff all over her body.
When I asked her whether she was feeling guilty about her profession and whether she was attempting to wash away her guilt (Lady Macbeth, "Out damn'd spot! out, I say!") - she had to pause to think.
I'm no fan of these products - I prefer old fashioned soap and water.
But many people imagine that they are clean, when really... they are just sanitized.
It's like bleaching ones teeth without cleaning off the plaque.
Sure, ones teeth will be whiter.
But the plaque remains.
Or like bleaching a toilet.
Okay, the bacteria may be killed - but the grime which grows bacteria remains.
But if you're going to be all Lady Macbeth-like, try a local product called, "Invisible Armour"
The product comes in an alcohol free lotion which protects against Staph, MSRA, Vibrio, ect. for up to four hours (even with subsequent hand washing).
(Nah... this isn't an advertisement.
But yes FreeMan, this company was founded by and is run by a Black woman.)