Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pick a Good One

This picture is actually from New Years Eve. You can tell that Miss Personality and I were tearing up the town! Or just sitting around picking our noses...
Seems like everyone at work is either sick or on their way to sick. You know how these dreaded diseases get passed around at home and in the workplace. My supervisor, Smiley, is a Lysol-wielding manic. One of my co-workers, Drifter, has taken to wearing the white cotton gloves that the shelvers sometimes wear. The shelvers wear them because the books can be so dirty. Drifter is wearing them for "protection". Um, okay. Another co-worker, Camper, I think is mildly OCD with the hand washing. Me? I'm a germy pig. Really, I am the least germophobic (I'm sure there is a technical term for this) person you will probably ever meet. I have a theory about exposure and resistance. Scoff if you will, but I would say I am less inclined to fall ill than my marginally insane co-workers. It's true! (BTW, I like my co-workers. We all have out little quirks, right?) So, how do you roll? Are you super sterile, Pig Pen, or somewhere in between?

6 comments:

minijonb said...

i am very OCD with the hand washing and all that. i'm a germophobe and i like it that way...
=:-)

Tara said...

If my manager is sick and working in his office, and I have to go in there and get something when he's not around, I try to make a habit of washing my hands. Otherwise, the only time I wash my hands at work is when I'm in the ladies room. I don't even use one of those paper seat protectors. And yet somehow we survive. ;)

evil-e said...

I am NEATFREAK here he whine.

I wash my hands all the time, I will not touch the bathroom door handle with my actual hand, I get mad when people cough and sneeze out in the air and not cover up, and I really hate shaking hands with people.

I am currently ailing. I left work an hour early and slept from 4:30 to 7:30. Lousy other people getting me sick.

AlienCG said...

Luckily, I work in a small office and people usually call in if they're sick (and most call in when they're not sick).

laura b. said...

MiniJonB: If we had to share a cubicle we could listen to the same music and get along great. Then my mess and odd numbered decorative touches would make you want to slowly murder me with a guitar pick. ;-)

Tara: Sounds like we share a similar low level of germ paranoia...and both of us still living and breathing!

Evil-E: I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling well...bad germ spreaders! At least you can take comfort in the fact that you do all you can to avoid the bugs going round.

AlienCG: haha! Interesting work ethic :-) I come into contact with the public in general, and children in particular, all day long. Sickness cannot be avoided.

Churlita said...

I am so not a germaphobe. Your body needs to be exposed to bacteria in order to fight it. When you sanitize everything, you get rid of the good bacteria too. I rarely get sick and when I do, it's because some kid sneezed in my face. So says I.