jobriath wrote:Strikes me that you should assign a hand to an eye and stick to it. Problem being, suppose you scratched your eye with the dirty hand, then switched. Now, not only is your eye going to fall out, but you no longer have a clean hand to scratch your remaining eye!
Actual answer is dunno. If one contact is sufficient to cause unpleasantness, clearly don't switch. If two contacts are required and sufficient to cause unpleasantness, do switch. If three, you're free to scratch how you like.
King Author wrote:If I don't switch my hand, I'm either getting two clean or two dirty scratches; the best or the worst possibility respectively. I have no idea of knowing which hand is clean and which is dirty, so it's 50/50 which one I end up with.
If I do switch my hand, I split the difference -- yes, I ensure a dirty scratch and have no possibility of two clean scratches, but I also avoid the worst possible outcome of two dirty scratches.
I admit, I'm weird. Discuss anyhow.
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Interactive Civilian wrote:One thing to note: unless you are keeping the "clean" hand in some kind of sealed chamber or at the very least a sealed glove (in which case it would be pretty easy to distinguish which hand is which), then even without it really touching stuff, it is picking up its fair share of germs anyway. Dust in the air, incidental contact with yourself or other things, etc.
Assuming you have a reasonably good immune system, it really doesn't matter which hand you use to scratch your eye, with one caveat: NEVER use the hand that you were using to hold peppers while cutting them.
gmalivuk wrote:Yes. And if wishes were horses, wishing wells would fill up very quickly with drowned horses.King Author wrote:If space (rather, distance) is an illusion, it'd be possible for one meta-me to experience both body's sensory inputs.
King Author wrote:(Though I never imagined that the germy hand would actually even cause discomfort, certainly not within the few minutes between itches. Just, if you get sick at the drop of a hat like me, scratching your eye with a dirty hand could mean a 24 hour bug and crapping or vomitting your guts out for a day. Which does actually happen to me more often than I'd like.)
Just, if you get sick at the drop of a hat like me, scratching your eye with a dirty hand could mean a 24 hour bug and crapping or vomitting your guts out for a day.
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