Thus we learn

Image source: Here

Image source: Here

I had no trouble touching stuff. Rubbish bins, doors, other people’s bags, the floor on the train or the public toilet seat. As time went on though, I got told off for touching these things.

Wash your hands!” was the constant refrain.

Yuck…touching a rubbish bin means you’ll get other people’s germs.”

You don’t want to fall sick and die, do you?”

Don’t touch me if you’ve touched the doorknob!

Soon it became a habit to wash my hands five times after touching something.

Some days, it’s hard to get out of my sanitised house for fear of those germs.

***Linking up with Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday***

Until next time,


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  • nabanita
    20 January 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Ohh that’s an interesting take on the prompt 🙂

    Very nice !
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  • shellymona
    21 January 2014 at 11:27 am

    These days the raised pollution levels hinder us to out normally….
    Nice take on the prompt…
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 January 2014 at 8:08 pm

      True…I think in the end, it’s about finding a balance between being hygienic and touching things that are not yours. Thanks! 🙂

  • Brad Scott
    21 January 2014 at 4:10 pm

    The pollution is increasing day by day. We really need to educate our child.
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 January 2014 at 8:08 pm

      I agree Brad but I also think there needs to be a balance between educating and making them paranoid to the point of not being able to do anything without washing their hands… Welcome here!

  • Mi
    21 January 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Firstly, that click is adorable, whereever you picked it up from! 😀

    The post is nice, as usual.. now things have changed so much, that we overprotect ourselves and kids. But there is no other way to stay safe either!
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    • Psych Babbler
      22 January 2014 at 8:11 pm

      It’s hard to find a balance, huh? Hopefully we can find one without overprotecting kids and letting them get into mess and get hurt. The pic was from Vidya Suri’s blog and was the photo prompt for this write up… 🙂

  • vishalbheeroo
    23 January 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Hehe! That’s a lovely one and absolutely well and sweetly written. I remember how I was urged to wash hands as a kid and I hated it!!!!!
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  • sitara nair
    24 January 2014 at 1:26 am

    nicely penned,as a mother I know how much you have to coax children to wash their hands.
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