Have you ever noticed what a mess people make when trying to keep clean?
Or at least female people do.
see, from what I’ve seen, very few women grab a paper towel before
washing their hands in a public restroom (I don’t know about men: I’ve
only been in a guy's potty once and that was on accident). Actually, the
only other ladies I’ve noticed not flipping and dripping water from
sinks to the towel dispenser post-scrubbing are my own daughters. They
all follow my example: grab a couple of paper towels first, shove them
under the armpit or elbow, proceed to the sink, soap and water, start
washing, then dry with the paper products that are close at hand...or
It’s not a hard protocol to follow, didn’t take a college
degree for me to figure out, and makes the common access to the sanitary
facilities so much cleaner and slip resistant.
So, try it, ladies
and gentlemen: it will keep your clothes dryer, reduce your risk of
falls, and make the bathroom attendants so much happier.
Oh, and just for grins, here's an excerpt from Ha'penny Jenny.
In this scene our time traveling 21st century mother finds a new
challenge in 1781: teaching her recently adopted 18th century daughter
how to keep clean.
...(Jenny) licked off the slimy (fruit)
mess, bent over, and wiped her sticky hands through the fine soil at her
feet. She rubbed her palms together and let the little grunge worms of
food residue mixed with dirt fall onto the ground. She briskly dusted
off her hands, turned them over for closer inspection, and then wiped
them on the back of her skirt. She had apparently adapted to her earlier
soap-less environment and found a way to keep from becoming grimy and
tacky. I’d have to remember to teach her to use soap and water after her
little dry cleaning routines.
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And remember, Mama always said, 'Keep clean, Don't make a mess, and If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all.'
Dani Haviland, mother and author