Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I am not your mother!

Alright, people, listen up! When you have finished with a pair of rubber gloves, you take them off and throw them away. What you do not do is leave them lying around on the nearest work surface looking like the shed skin of some dismembered, purple, reptilian hand. I also don't appreciate you leaving them inside out, with your nasty sweat and germs all over the surface I have to touch in order to throw them away.

This has been an announcement from the Eeeewmergency Broadcast System.


Anonymous said...

Oh, that's just ockie.

The Squire said...

I thought it was good hygiene to turn gloves inside-out so as to keep a barrier between everyone and whatever they've been touching.

However, it's not that hard to step on the pedal of a bio-hazard bin and toss the things in there rather than leaving them out for other people to deal with. It's not like disposable gloves are reusable.

Narc said...

Generally, yes, it is a good idea to turn your gloves inside out. But we wear gloves mostly to stop contamination of vacuum parts (and some chemical protection). There isn't even any biohazard. People just need to walk 5 feet or less to the nearest trash can and throw their damn gloves away.