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(The Atlantic)   Try this trick to stop touching your face. You're touching it now, aren't you. AREN'T YOU   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2020-03-16 12:53:18 AM  
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avoid listening to politicians
 
2020-03-16 1:24:19 AM  
Spring allergies have already started.  My face itches.
 
2020-03-16 1:46:54 AM  
I'll touch your face. With what do you want me touch your face. Repeatedly. And lovingly.
 
2020-03-16 2:36:06 AM  
It's not my face I'm touching...
 
2020-03-16 4:27:20 AM  
Ya know, this is the one time the Atlantic could have taken a page from BuzzFeed. That was the first "try this one weird trick" article I left without learning the dumb trick that wasn't going to work anyways.
 
2020-03-16 4:33:19 AM  
Shiat on your hands. Don't clean it off. Let it dry.

You're welcome.
 
2020-03-16 4:38:24 AM  
I've been wearing my racquetball goggles. Makes it hard to touch my eyes. Also almost keeps crap out of them.
 
2020-03-16 4:47:20 AM  
Wear a mask. Duh.
 
2020-03-16 4:53:34 AM  
"And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."
 
2020-03-16 5:01:55 AM  
Where, in that insane, rambling wall of text did they ever mention the trick? Did they run this article through an IRC chatbot a few times?
 
2020-03-16 5:05:45 AM  
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2020-03-16 5:07:02 AM  

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I'd be absent-mindedly flicking one of the pins.
 
2020-03-16 5:12:34 AM  

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I'd be absent-mindedly flicking one of the pins.


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2020-03-16 5:18:20 AM  

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I'd be absent-mindedly flicking one of the pins.


I would totally be doing that.
 
2020-03-16 5:18:43 AM  
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problem solved
 
2020-03-16 5:38:41 AM  
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2020-03-16 5:38:44 AM  
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2020-03-16 5:44:26 AM  

Alphax: Spring allergies have already started.  My face itches.


ALL I WANT TO TO RUB MY EYES FOR 20 STRAIGHT MINUTES
 
2020-03-16 5:44:56 AM  
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2020-03-16 5:52:44 AM  
There's nothing pleasurable about hand sanitizer

Yes, hand sanitizer is so awful. I dread the thought of using it.
What a stupid farking article and a stupid farking headline.
 
2020-03-16 5:58:25 AM  

Alphax: Spring allergies have already started.  My face itches.


Hay fever season coincided perfectly with "Killer Virus" season. Every time someone sneezes around here, everyone else scampers away.  As they should.
 
2020-03-16 6:00:34 AM  

BafflerMeal: Shiat on your hands. Don't clean it off. Let it dry.

You're welcome.


That'll also help with the "avoiding other people" thing. So it's a two for one deal.
 
2020-03-16 6:04:56 AM  

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"We have such sights to show you."

"Right.  Uhhh...why are you fiddling around with the pins in your face?"

"Oh, sorry, I'm doing it again, aren't I?  It's like popping bubble wrap, you get these things and before you know it, you just can't stop messing with them. They don't have stress balls in Hell, you know."
 
2020-03-16 6:24:58 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Alphax: Spring allergies have already started.  My face itches.

Hay fever season coincided perfectly with "Killer Virus" season. Every time someone sneezes around here, everyone else scampers away.  As they should.



When someone coughs at the grocery store

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2020-03-16 6:49:13 AM  

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I'd be absent-mindedly flicking one of the pins.


Am I the only one who originally read that as 'licking' one of the pins?

Think I've been awake too long...
 
2020-03-16 7:13:10 AM  
You can't touch your face if both your hands are down your pants... or someone else's pants, if both people are consenting adults.
 
2020-03-16 7:14:59 AM  

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🎶 Cooooo-vid One-Niiiiiiiiine 🎶


/Ba Ba Baaaaaa!
 
2020-03-16 7:56:23 AM  

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/Ba Ba Baaaaaa!


Good times
 
2020-03-16 8:04:40 AM  
Instead of thinking about the risks to your health, think about the well-being of your community.

OH MY GAWD IT farkING WORKS LIKE MAGIC!
 
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2020-03-16 8:35:32 AM  
Go dice some ghost peppers and don't wash your hands. You'll stop touching your face. After the first time, at least.
 
2020-03-16 8:45:32 AM  

wildcardjack: I've been wearing my racquetball goggles. Makes it hard to touch my eyes. Also almost keeps crap out of them.


You're just generally going around in racquetball goggles? I don't believe a word of it.
 
2020-03-16 8:46:30 AM  
This is obvious, but I'll state it anyway.  Try to resist digging out your eye boogers like they're some kind of treasures.   Wash your face when you first wake up, and before you leave your home.  That should at least get you through your commute/shopping trip/whatever for a few hours.

CSB:  My elderly dad has/had disgusting hygiene habits.  He rarely washed his hands despite often having the shiats.  About ten years back, he was scheduled for cataract surgery to replace the lens in one eye.  Yep, within a day, he was reaching up under the bandages and scratching at his eye.  Eye infected, complications, detached retina, more infections, blind in one eye, and can't see out of the other.

Of course he blamed the doctor for giving him the eye infection, just like he blames bad restaurant food for giving him the trots.  It's like blaming the refs for your team losing, when they clearly played a like/with shiat.
 
2020-03-16 8:52:36 AM  
If I have the need too I have been washing my hands or putting on hand sanitizer before I do. I haven't done it out in public yet, just at home and in my secure bunker office.
 
2020-03-16 9:04:14 AM  
Filled beard with soap, so everytime I touch my face I get a little bit cleaner.
 
2020-03-16 9:15:18 AM  
Working from home. Touching my face all I want.
 
2020-03-16 9:45:31 AM  
If you have facial hair and are thinking, you have to touch your face. It's the law
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2020-03-16 9:51:31 AM  
Put hanky on your hand before touching.
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2020-03-16 10:06:40 AM  
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2020-03-16 10:12:03 AM  

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Waiting forever to use this...
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Thanks
 
2020-03-16 10:28:07 AM  
Also, don't depend on Google translate from 10 years ago, for your signs.

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2020-03-16 10:57:15 AM  
 
2020-03-16 10:58:38 AM  
WHAR FACEPALM TAG WHAR!?
 
2020-03-16 1:57:02 PM  
Here's a tip: wear gloves. Any kind of gloves. We touch our faces without even thinking about it. The sensation of cloth touching your face will remind you that it's happening, and the cloth will prevent you from actually making contact. (Also, you can't pick your nose while wearing gloves.) I have a bunch of those stretchy, one size fits all gloves that you can get at stores for ~$1.50, and I plan on wearing those when I go out if my husband gets covid-19. (If I get it I'm staying in the house.)

/living in Alaska gives you profound knowledge about gloves.
 
2020-03-16 2:24:42 PM  
Screw the community. What have they ever done for Me?
 
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