Wash Your Hands

January and February of 2010 were bad months for me. I was constantly fighting colds and could not have two days in a row without one of them being full of sniffles or body aches. In March I decided enough was enough and I went to Costco to invest in vitamins. Now I take the following daily:

  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D w/ Calcium
  • Omega 3
  • One-A-Day

My days of wellness lasted from March through September, I was impressed! However, after one chilly night in our Bruges apartment, I got a cold and struggled for weeks to fight off the sickness. About two weeks ago my cough finally subsided and I believe it is finally gone. Traveling is always the best way to contract some kind of mutant cold virus that ends up massacring your immune system and making the outside of your nose all red, sore and dry.

Because I got sick so often earlier in the year, I am now super obsessed with washing my hands. I even have anti-bacterial hand lotion at my desk at work so that when I return to my desk after using the bathroom, I can re-sanitize my already clean hands.

When I wash my hands in any restroom, I sing this song:

One, two, three, four, five–

Once I caught a fish or lie.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten–

Then I let him go again.

Why did you let him go?

‘Cause he bit my finger so!

Which finger did he bit?

Second finger on the right!

I wash my hands for as long as it takes me to sing this little ditty in my head. When I know I am alone in the bathroom at work (which has six stalls) I sing out loud and in the end crack myself up. Then someone walks in and sees me laughing and think I’m a nut-job.

I have heard other people singing when washing their hands. The most common song is ‘Happy Birthday,’ which is supposed to be long enough to get a good wash in and have no traces of germs by the time the song is over.

So pick a song, I highly recommend it!

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