This is not about Toyota. My, “Oh, What A Feeling” headline was one of the Japan-based automobile company slogans beginning in 1979 and running through a good number of years in ’80s. If you were around then, you will likely remember it.
I often wonder why companies change successful slogans so much, when the one that stood out worked so well?
Something seemingly inconsequential happened to me today. It turned out to be a big deal when it dawned on me that I witnessed something kinda BIG.
My wife needed to see one of her doctors. We have gotten to know the staff of office workers, nurses and even the Doc quite well.
When I casually observed one of the nurses (we were among the last patients of the day) wiping down the arms of the waiting room chairs with a disinfectant wipe,
in addition to the door knobs that everyone uses to enter the examining area, my heart skipped a beat.
Now some of you are already making fun of me for getting excited by someone doing what I think about doing myself all the time.
And that is sanitizing.
But please don’t run away from this blog laughing.
The way that I see it, if MORE workplaces of almost any kind did little things that seem as minor as wiping down the things that can spread germs (especially in a busy Doctor’s office) perhaps many of us (and that means YOU) might not catch that bacterial-caused illness!
Now that IS significant. Thus, my, “Oh, what a feeling” moment.
To me it’s so simple, yet, profound at the same time. Take a moment to read this story. https://goo.gl/vi9M50
The only thing I noticed that put a damper on my Doctors office observation, was that they STILL have the big pump dispenser on the counter where you sign-in, filled with that big brand ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer. Don’t worry, I’m working on the Doc to make the switch.
We know there is an alternative. Everyone from the founder of safeHands® Dr. Jay Reubens (Dr. “J” to us) to each member of the staff, work tirelessly to get the word out that those hand sanitizers with ALCOHOL as their main ingredient can be harmful. Don’t believe me? Read this. https://goo.gl/BM1yEO I’ll wait.
Yet, safeHands® brand hand sanitizer kills the same percentage of germs, 99.99%, as the potentially toxic ALCOHOL gels or foams do. We know alcohol kills germs.
Nobody disputes that. But why risk the potential harm those products can cause?
You will never hear of someone getting DRUNK by drinking safeHands® brand hand sanitizer. Now we are not advocating that you even TRY to drink it; but if you did, it would be NON-TOXIC.
Plus, you will not combust if someone near you lights a match right after you use safeHands®. The makers of all those ALCOHOL-based products can’t say that.
As a consumer, you have a choice.
You can take the not-so-safe road by purchasing an ALCOHOL-based sanitizer.
Or, you can grab a NON-TOXIC, NON-FLAMMABLE bottle of safeHands® — and kill those pesky bad germs that we all despise. See the science here. http://www.safehands.com/our-science/
After all, smart health starts with safeHands®. Here’s how to purchase safeHands®. http://www.safehands.com/shop/
If you’ve ever seen the terror in someone’s eyes when they contract an infectious disease through no fault of their own, as I did, leading to five straight years of prolonged hospital stays and a body that some would say resembles the Frankenstein’s monster; you would understand.
I got sick due to poor hygiene in a hospital.
Which leads me back to my opening statements in this week’s blog. “Oh, what a feeling.”
Perhaps now you understand why watching someone take the time to sanitize the arms of the chairs in a doctor’s office, because they KNOW how many people DO have icky germs on their hands sitting in those places daily, made me so happy!
Remember, if you would like to share YOUR experiences with me regarding anything about hand sanitizers, and especially safeHands®, write to me at
Spread the word, not the germs.