These old Furlongs have just watched a TV program about germs!
It was teaching us that we are filthy! Our hands are full of bacteria, our light switches, kettles, door handles, walls, beds and towels are infested with them.
We must wash, wash, wash!
The UK is really pushing cleanliness. But we are too clean already! Why make the citizens into Mysophobiacs?
The biomass of bacteria is larger than all the plants and animals on the planet. We try to have it removed from the premises of our bodies. We shower and rinse ourselves with chemicals, rub our hands in anti-bacterial gel as if that bacteria might ruin an otherwise pristine surface. But no surface is devoid of bacteria. It’s nearly impossible. Doing so would be like trying to remove all of the stars from the universe, …….