Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Miss Maidee Had It Right
She never ever touched any of us. Well, she never touched our skin. If for some serious reason that she had to touch one of us, like to jerk Mark Bowie out of his chair and stand him in the corner, she would grab the tiniest corner of our shirt with her thumb and index finger.
And she never ever ever touched a door knob. Never. There were three doors to our classroom. It was the job of whomever sat next to the door to open it for her. She never touched our desks, our pencils, our books and we never ever touched her desk or her. If we were called to her desk we stood within 3 feet of her desk and never touched it.
And are you ready for this, she kept a bottle of alcohol on her desk and poured if over her hands anytime she had a potential or real contamination of her hands. So see that was 50 some odd years ago and she was using alcohol to decontaminate her hands!! Now that said, her hands were always in terrible shape, they were red, raw, cracked and arthritic. But I don't remember her being sick or missing a day of school.
She would have loved the alcohol gels..........