Especially at this time of year, health care professionals keep telling people to "wash your hands, wash your hands, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD wash your hands" to prevent illness.
Here's the question: Is this supposed to prevent ME, the hand-washer, from getting sick, or prevent THOSE AROUND ME from catching my (possible) illnesses?
Because it seems to me like I could wash my hands all day, but if I then walk into a germ-filled office, I'm screwed.
So is this supposed to be, like, a collective effort? If we ALL wash our hands, nobody's getting sick? Because, I mean, I wash my hands anyway, but I never realized I could be doing it for purely altruistic purposes, i.e., preventing other people from catching my (theoretical) illnesses.
And I swear I am the ONLY PERSON in the office who washes their hands after using the restroom, which is kind of nausea-inducing if you think about it. I mean, these guys are handing me paperwork and stuff! Bleeecccchhhhh.