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Antimicrobial THIS, people [May. 20th, 2008|11:23 am]
terribleturnip
So, now that I've been here a while, I actually know what office supplies I need to get through the day. Like a computer stand so that I can stop vulturing down to my monitor.

But I'm ordering manila folders -- and as always, am amazed at the sheer variety of manila folders, and after amazement comes a bit of annoyance at the waste of resources involved in having 97 different varieties of manila folders...but that is swept aside when I see the kind with "Anti-Microbial Tabs".

What? Is there some potential public health catastrophe lurking on the tabs of my manila folders? Some Tab-Eating bacterial onslaught I'm unaware of? Are all the cool kids licking their manila folder tabs and once again, I'm the last one to catch the trend?

Just say "No" to antimicrobial, folks. It's nothing that can't be solved by washing your damned hands more often...with just soap and water.
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-05-20 05:51 pm (UTC)

Stirring the pot ........

I agree actually. In this era of sanitized this and mass produced that and who knows what's in it the other, we have wrecked our own immune systems.

[/my tiny lil rant]

However, with MRSA and such AND with the risk of papercuts, I guess antimicrodial crap is all the rage.

I figure since I'm the only one doing my filing that I'll just throw caution to the winds and wing it.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-05-20 06:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

The only problem is... if you file unprotected you are filing with everyone else who filed in those cabinets unprotected.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-05-20 07:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

So that's what those little finger condoms are for...
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-05-20 07:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

You are obviously not over 50 years old...

My physician introduced that amazing piece of latex into my life at 45 when he deemed it important to examine my prostate.

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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-05-20 07:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

The first time I had my prostate examined, it was..

1) After I had wrestled a burglar in my house to the ground, wrenching my back's already herniated disc even further...

2) After I had checked into the emergency room at Johns Hopkins...

3) Been put on a morphine drip...

4)... By one seriously incredibly hot Asian female internist, who did the prostate checking.

Let me tell you, in the state I was in, I still believe I clearly recall telling her that if my wife weren't waiting outside, I'd be proposing to her, and I didn't even need the cigarette afterward.

And thankfully, for the colonoscopy I had in '04, they knocked me out, since obviously the last time I was invaded there, thankfully there's not a single chance that they could top the experience.

So, without any regret I can say that I'm not either over 50 nor an expert on the finger condom.

(And let me say I'm amused as hell about this particular threadjack on terribleturnip's LJ...)
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-05-20 08:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

::::giggles::::
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-05-20 07:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

Antimicrobial rarely if ever will protect you from getting MRSA or infected papercuts. It usually just inhibits the growth of microbes that would attack the material that the item is made of. So, I guess if you have a mold issue...but really, the only way to stay safe is to abstain from filing.

Just say NO
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-05-20 07:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Stirring the pot ........

Oh trust me I believe you. However the Chicken Littles of the world do not.

Now if we could just invent a non-papercut inducing paper I'd be on board with THAT !
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