Having All Your Personal Items Free Of Germs & Bacteria Would Be An Amazing Thing!
My friend and I, the other day were having a conversation one morning over coffee & bagels. This is my friend of 50 years. I do have to admit the bagels were good. (I like mine with butter instead of cream cheese). Since my friend sells life insurance policies and I’ve performed autopsies before, we spoke on the subject of people’s health.
Later the conversation shifted to the health of our phones and how to keep our cell phones more protective against germs and virus attackers.
Our conversation also was constantly interrupted by the ringing of our mobile devices. My friend had clients calling in about his insurance business. I also had calls coming in too. (Ladies just wanna chat.) lol.
We were constantly checking our phones throughout our talk until we just laid them down on the table. So we ordered more coffee and thought about how the world would ever survive without mobile devices? We even thought back on the days of the pay phone. If you didn’t have a dime (later it went up to a quarter) then you couldn’t make a call.
I should add to the fact that you’d be lucky to even find a pay phone that worked back then. (The neighborhood thugs would destroy the phones to retrieve the money).
Driving & Texting: A Dangerous Combination
Today, It seem we constantly break the rules by doing the ungodly thing; ‘texting while driving.’ This is an ‘accident waiting to happen.’ With our mobile devices plastered to our ears isn’t bad enough, now we can’t wait to get that text out. We know it’s against the law in most states, to do this. Although we know it’s dangerous, but we do it anyway. It’s distracting and can cause major accidents, even death.
With both us being two older guys, we knew how it was living without these phones and how we prayed to find a working phone booth when we wanted to make a call.
Younger folks that never lived through those times could not imagine today how we survived. LOL! They don’t know how easy they got it today, with a mobile device ‘in their back pocket.’
Now we fantasized about being the guys who created the cell phones and patent this idea (just image their earning power now)!
Reminiscing About Days Gone By
My buddy and I would talk about when we were young and carefree. No pandemic back in the 60’s and beyond. Also, there were no cell phones! (If you need to make a call, you better have change for the phone booth).
Even unprotected sex was of no concern for young folks back then. For guys, the only thing we would experience is ‘the clap.’ No problem! (A quick doctor visit, shot of penicillin in the ass and you’re good to go!) But No alcohol or sex for two weeks! And being a young teenager, two weeks felt like torture!!
Also it was safe that my friends and I could go out on the basketball court and shoot hoops without any problems from the area thugs. The only thing we’d worry about was the neighborhood thugs coming by and stealing our basketball. Some days we may get a little roughed up and robbed of our pocket change.
But that was it! Back in those days, the air was fresh to breath and no worries of any spread of a communal virus spread. Kids never got bullied in school and young children playing together was no problem!
My mom was concerned if we got a little head cold. She’d grab that big bottle of Cod Liver Oil, (YUK!!) and cram a large spoonful down our throats. It tasted nasty, oily, kept us on the toilet constantly, but it always did the trick! No serious viruses to deal with back in those days.
In Today’s Times
Our conversation soon shifted to the happenings in our world today. We all understand that things around the globe are not what they used to be! So we talked. Not just political talk, but how unsafe and unhealthy it is living in our society today. Concern over our families health should be top priority regarding our daily thought list.
“It’s our job, within our homes, to keep our children safe, healthy, and germ-free.”
Anyway, we sat and talked about what good friends would usually talk about, Sports, Cars & Women (of course). As typical friends growing up, we were always in competition with each other. Who had more of this! Who got more of that! lol. And at sometime, we’re picking up, talking or texting and laying our mobile devices on the table. It appears we all do this without thinking.
These are areas where droplets fall from sickly folks sneezing and coughing; not covering up. We then lay our phones on top of the same contaminated table or counter. Not conscious of our moves, we touch our faces. Bottom line: Folks should keep their asses at home if they’re sick!
Looking Ahead In The Future
Although tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to any of us, we should at least be conscious of our health and daily living; even how we handle our mobile devices on a daily basis. As we both were doing that day. (And in some cases, even our phones are handled by others).
Do you ever find yourself out with friends and you want to get everyone into the picture, but find yourself shorthanded? You need someone to take a picture of you and your friends. If the selfie shot doesn’t work, you find yourself doing this:
Case in point; “Uh excuse me, sir. Can you take a picture of me and my lady? We wanna get a shot of the ocean in the background.” or “Can you take a group shot of me and my friends?”….then you hand that person your cell.
I think we’re ALL guilty of this at one point or another. When infected folks handle our phones, then we have problems.
With so many of us practicing this bad habit, we leave ourselves & our phones open and susceptible to other airborne microorganisms and pathogens. Counter tops in public places are one of the worst areas to put down our mobile devices. And yet, sometime without thinking, we do it anyway. (I’m also guilty of this too)!
Also, If you’re in an area where there’s no facility available where you can wash your hands after someone else has handled your phone, then you’re up ‘shits creek.’ Always keep your clean hands! This will consciously remind you that your cell needs cleaning as well.
Keep in mind that our mobile devices can carry germs for many days. Researchers discovered that most viruses could live up to six to nine days on items, including your mobile device.
But not only do our mobile devices need disinfecting, and constant cleaning, but also things such as car keys, coins, dollar bills, jewelry, plastic and credit/debit cards. Because so much stuff in the air can contaminate our devices, we can never be over-protected.
Regarding our Smartphones (and all other brand mobile devices), my friend and I Will NOT use anything that doesn’t provide our phones with all the mobile protection and virus fighters we need.…and Don’t Forget the benefits. We all need to take care of our phones just like we would our own personal health. DON’T NEGLECT EITHER! See what you can do for yourself.
This is Amazing!
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