We're all gunna die.
Mostly I've stopped using it, except in two circumstances: first when I'm at the gym in the winter. Yes, it's conditional on the time of year. EVERYBODY is touching and sweating on that equipment all day. I can't walk around in a bubble, and I can't sanitize all of my skin, but rubbing a little stinky sanitizer on my hands after I'm done makes ME feel better.
The second is around sick/old people. Sick people really don't need my germs. When I'm saying sick, I'm talking suppresed immune system. REALLY sick. Like... touch and go. Old people already have one foot in the grave. I don't wanna give my grandma septis or something because I went to the gym before I came over her house.
One of the ladies at the school where I was observing was telling me about her obsessive hand washing. She doesn't want the flu, she doesn't want the diseases the kids bring in on their hall passes and library books. I was thinking... you're probably just making it worse for yourself in the long run, because you're killing the "innocent" stuff and only exposing yourself to... say... the bird flu. Which there is no protection against.
But hey, I like to sanitize my hands at the gym. It makes ME feel better.
And it dawned on me... HAND SANITIZER IS "DUCK AND COVER" FOR THE BIRD FLU.
When you see the flash, a tablecloth isn't going to protect you.