Through it all, we used the alcohol. . .

. . .on our hands.

For sterilization, the alcohol has a high percentage of efficiency. Not many germs can survive when subjected to alcohol.

Some of us even thought our hands wouldn’t survive when smothered in the stuff.

It has a strong odor because it evaporates almost immediately. Regardless of whether it has scents added, or left by itself, the evaporation is inescapable.

No small number of people has grown accustomed to the smell of alcohol. Still, there are many who are done with the smell of it on their hands, and other people’s hands, from here to eternity.

True we couldn’t have survived without it, but the only reason we keep it around is because it works, not because we enjoy the smell.

Killing germs isn’t all, alcohol also has a cooling effect. It can leave surfaces pleasantly cool to the touch.

Although it can cool things, it can also dry them. If you use alcohol to sterilize your hands, you may find your hands cracking. They look like they’re shrinking out of sight.

One of the best solutions is aloe. The aloe plant has amazing moisture inside which can help skin heal.

If you know, you ask for aloe.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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