Would someone smarter than me mind explaining why my toilet bowl cleaner proudly proclaims across the label “Kills the flu virus!”?
Is this the number one concern (er, no pun intended) of every American, that they’re going to catch the flu from your toilet bowl?
And might I ask, what are these people doing with your toilet that they’re concerned about catching the flu from it?
(Ironically, one of my cats does have a cold right now. Sniffling and coughing. Pauvre, pauvre pussycat. But she’s also not the one who drinks from the toilet if we leave the lid up. I guess she should have.)
You know how our generation grew up saying “Grandma’s kitchen floor was so clean you could eat off it”? I guess we know what our children’s children will grow up saying about our housekeeping.
My dish detergent, for what it’s worth, does not claim to kill the germs that cause the flu.
But I really shouldn’t be making light of the legitimate concern of millions of Americans, so please allow me to alleviated your fears: If you come to my home and choose to drink from the toilet, you will not be catching the flu from it. Because my toilet bowl cleaner kills the flu virus.
If drinking from my toilet is that important to you, though, I would prefer you not come visit. No offense. I just can’t handle that kind of pressure.