Years before Covid arrived on the scene (ever since the early 90’s) I was one who had already adopted a natural habit to frequently wash my hands.
Years after (In 2006 on up) I constantly wore gloves at work in retail department stores.
I was careful where I sat down at in public areas also. Sometimes I wouldn’t even sit down if I didn’t have something to cover a seat with.
In a way, I guess I was a germaphobe. It was all for good reason.
One day I was at work with a client.
She took her bare hand dug down inside her pants to vigorously scratch her pubic area then touched the landline telephone that I had to clock out with.
She didn’t even wash her hands before she used the phone.
This lady had the nerve to get offended because I wore gloves whenever I worked around her.
It is just a fact; everyone is not hygienic. One never knows where someone’s mouth has been (I was never one to let people kiss me either).
And, as I have already mentioned, one never knows where one’s hands have been, and so on.
Aside from the excessive heat of summer the second biggest annoyance are the bugs that come out.
Insects are very pestering.
Now that I have one relief due to the humidity subsiding, now I have to deal with the three flies that freely welcomed their selves through my opened window on the days when the weather was scorching.
These flies won’t let up.
Between the buzzing in my ear to the landing constantly back and forth on my bare skin.
I told all three of them, “You all have to go!”
They pay me no mind, of course. They have wings so they use their advantage to override my fanning them away to their demise.
I have a surprise for them! I am a human therefore I have the greatest advantage over them. Just wait until they fly into a sticky fly trap hung from the ceiling.
They won’t be flying around anywhere anymore. They had plenty of time beforehand to fly back out the window to leave. I gave them a chance now they’re doomed.
For the first time in weeks a nice breeze came through my window.
The slight cool flow of air that softly touched my bare legs was soothing, a relief from the heat that had been suffocating for the last past month.