Just outside Virtual Cafe WIM, I meet with very famiiar People. They all had read about advice from a wealthy person. They were pleased with the idea raising children by gesture, not admonishments. Now, they wanted a manners' "quicky."

Interesting what you said. Useful advice. Is there something that you heard as a child that is useful for us, for ourselves, to-day?

Take care of yourself and others. We are standing here in front of my Virtual Cafe ( however you like to interpret 'virtual'.) Fact is, hard reality is up-ahead. To avoid getting dragged-down in misery, you want to be untouchable, strong, healthy.

It will be realy surprising to hear how you will tell us that in, say, 2 seconds. Very surprised. How do we avoid getting hit by misery? Go ahead, we're all ears.

Well, you hear it all the time from medical People and in the Media. What they say is: "wash your hands." To tell you the truth, I am not walking around with water and soap. Not virtually, not really.

Rest assured Wim, neither do we. What's next?

It's important that we do not pass bacteria. Therefore designate and irriversibly discipline one hand -left, if you are left-handed, for non-food. Whatever you touch, it will be with the non-food hand.

We are all left-handed. Do we shake-hands with our left hand?

Exactly. Well-understood !! For right-handed People it is the hand that a fork is held, so it's is a bit easier. It is already their hand-to-mouth habit. It takes some thinking before you stick-out your hand to -let's say, pick-up from the floor.

Sounds, you've got a good thing there, Wim It is still cold out so we are on our way.

Oke, shall we shake on a useful resolution, just for good health? Oh, Christine you have nice goodies with you. May I...?

Well-done, Wim. We just observed that you practice what you say: you shook our hand with your right-hand and stole Christina's cookie with your left.

Yah, you caught me. Whenever I see Christina's cookies, I loose control of my left hand. Good thing I had my right-hand clamped around my bicycle bar for a quick get-away. I wish you serious good health folks.

Good luck to you, Wim. We will send you an e-mail with both hands. Thanks.

Homework !!! When you go to a party to-night, anytime too, eat all the FINGER-food with your "food-hand" and skake-hands with the NON-FOOD hand. Now repeat....

We'll do the homework, Wim

Right-on. I appreciate getting an e-line from YOU !!

Manners Power







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