Do you carry hand sanitizer in your pocket, tool bag, or vehicle?
I have in the past, but for whatever reason, I haven’t been carrying hand sanitizer this year, and I didn’t put a new one in my car.
I have been washing my hands a lot, though – every time I come home, and if I’m out, before I eat. And my kids do the same.
Well, it wasn’t enough.
Wednesday morning I was fine. Wednesday afternoon, I felt a bit lousy. Wednesday night, I had a 104.7° fever.
I’ve got strep and pneumonia.
I’m feeling a LOT better now, but I’ll be taking it easy for a few more days to facilitate recovery.
You can bet that I’m going to start carrying hand sanitizer again, in my pocket and in the car.
So, do YOU carry any hand sanitizer with you? What kinds?
And if the answer is no, perhaps reconsider?
I am lucky that Ben was able and willing to keep ToolGuyd going while I was incapacitated (thank you!!). But it’s still going to take me a while to catch up on everything. What would happen to YOUR work if an unexpected and avoidable infection hit you hard?
I buy whatever alcohol-based sanitizer is at the checkout counter for the car. The HDX shown above is made in Canada, Germ-X from Lowes doesn’t mention COO, but internet information suggests it’s made in the USA. I use Purell too.
For my pocket, I like the 1 oz bottles from Bath & Body Works. They usually have a couple of blue or less feminine styles or colors. Why? Because their (current) bottle shape is unobtrusive in my pocket.
For a tool bag, something like the HDX above would work well.
There’s no guarantee that sanitizing my hands between washings, such as when getting in the car after picking up my kids from preschool, would have prevented me from catching anything. But it might have, and at the least, it wouldn’t have hurt.