I happened upon this note in a bathroom recently and they were posted everywhere (seriously, like 5 or 6 of them). The only problem is that unless you have no personal hygiene and/or a shred of common sense, this note is pretty much useless.
In case you can't read it, here are the big ideas and brilliant ways you can avoid getting the flu.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 15-20 seconds (okay with you so far- good reminder)
- Try to stay in good general health (riiight...)
- Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids,a nd eat nutritious foods (would a diet of twinkies and pepsi qualify?)
- Try to avoid contact with surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus (also to keep from getting Anthrax, stay away from places with Anthrax. Oh and stay away from banks if you want to avoid money and avoid post offices if you want to don't like lines)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick (translation: no frenching the sickys)
Okay there are a couple suggestions here that are decent reminders, but do we need a list of 5 to make it official or more commanding. The stupid ones make me want to ignore the ones that are actually good.
Have we degraded ourselves so much as a society that we need to remind each other to "stay in general good health" and "avoid contact with sick people." Perhaps the term "no-brainer" no longer applies to anything.
Are these good ideas and I'm making too much of this? Have you seen or received any useless advice lately? Want to add to the list of unspoken rules that apparently need to be spoken?