Wednesday, August 30, 2006

DNA

Since the breaking news about John Mark Karr and his connection or non-connection to the JonBenet Ramsey murder, I have found myself glued to Court TV.

From watching that and learning everything I never knew about DNA, I think I may fair well be on my way to becoming one of those HAND WASHERS. Because I can’t stand to touch the surfaces out in public places anymore, and I notice that when I come home from the store or anywhere, I wash my hands before touching my own stuff, and I don’t even want to touch food, even PACKAGED food without first washing up in case someone got dirty germs on it from handling it right before I got it. But now added to the mild case of germophobia I am suddenly aware of how much artifact DNA is floating around out there!

Because as we’ve seen, DNA is EVERYWHERE. People apparently leave their body parts on drink cups and straws, on Kleenex, on their bicycle seats and handlebars, on their Starbucks Venti Mocha coffee cups, you name it. The door handle of every Post Office, gas station, convenience store, etc; is RIFE with the LIVING DNA of everyone who ever touched it since time immemorial. Body Parts. They are leaving behind the CODE to their ENTIRE BODY. Spreading it around like it was Peanut Butter! Like it was NOTHING.

And we’ve got people screaming about stem cell research, saying it destroys human life, when they themselves just left a chunk of their Ancestral Slime on their Ticonderoga Pencil!!! Frankly, I just can’t wrap my mind around it. Can you?

I'll tell you one thing, if I ever get the chance to break up with somebody ever again, I can’t wait to yell at them as they flee the premises, “Get out of my Life and take your DNA with you!”

5 comments:

PEA said...

Isn't it unbelievable how easy it is to leave our DNA everywhere??? What I hate the most is when I'm grocery shopping and see someone sneezing, wipe their nose with their hand and then use that same hand to touch the produce!! UGHHHHH!!!! Lol still laughing at your last line! Hugs xoxo

Puss-in-Boots said...

The specialist practice I work in takes up the whole floor of the building. This means we have to share the toilets with the patients. Believe me, more than DNA is left when people do not flush, or wash their hands. Totally gross, so I wash my hands, use a paper towel to turn the taps off and also use one to push to doors open.

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

Pea I want to know what kind of DNA your dishwasher produces!!! :-)

miss*R said...

you are funny! I am a little bit of a clean freak when it comes to washing hands after I have been out anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Well. Everything you just said makes perfect sense to me. Probably because I am pretty much the same way. For me it all started when my sister had a fit when I pulled the tab off a can of pop I had purchased from a vending machine outside a gas station and was starting to take a drink. She said you have to clean the top off and I looked..... well let's say it opened up a whole new world of germs to me. I was around 18 when that happened and blithlessly wandering around touching everything. ACK!
Erin from Iowa