Treating The Homeless With Dignity

I love this organization, Think Dignity.


They do hands-on advocacy and activism to help the homeless. 


From providing them storage lockers, bathrooms, showers, haircuts/shaves, clothing boutique, hygiene products (e.g. tampons etc.), drinking water, legal services, and more.

While others looks away, they jump in to actually do something real.

They actually bring mobile showers to them!

The video show on the left, one person living a regular life with a home, job, and everything they need, and on the right, another person down on their luck, homeless and needy.

Both are G-d’s creatures–one just needs a fresh start!

At the end of the video, it says:

Don’t Look Away.
Think Love.
Think Hope.
Think Strength.
Think Worth.
Think Dignity. 

I hope you are truly moved in the same way that I am by this organization and their beautiful mission and meaningful outreach activities. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Creative Washing Sign

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Ok, this is not your typical handwashing sign.


Usually these signs that are mandated by health regulations in food establishments remind employees to wash their hands before returning to work.


Of course, given all the Clostridium, E. coli, Hepatitis, Listeria, Norovirus, and Salmonella out there, we know that unfortunately many food workers are not following these instructions very well…yes, yuck!


Here, someone “sanitized” the sign, and rubbed out the “h” and the top part of the “d” in hands and left the crude word, “anus.” 


Now employees must wash not their hands, but their anus (does that help in food preparation?)!


Perhaps, whoever did this are lobbyists for some sort of bidets in this country. 


Given all the political crap that goes on around this town, this may be a very good idea. 😉


(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Say W.H.O.

Hand Rub

So a colleague submitted this photo to me to share on my blog. 


So funny!


This was posted by Federal Occupational Health in the organization’s gym.


Publisher is the World Health Organization.


I don’t think this translates well from Switzerland. 


I’m not going to say another word.


(Source Photo: Colleague)

Do NOT Wash Hands

Do NOT Wash Hands

This was a funny picture that my wife took at the Department of Commerce cafeteria.

It’s a drinking fountain and says: “Please do not wash your hands. Thank you.”

So somebody wrote underneath it “here.”

And somebody else crossed that out and wrote “ever.”

I guess people are fed up with all the signs reminding them to wash.

Seems like we have a hygiene rebellion on our hands! 😉

(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Bathroom Kudos

Bathroom Kudos

Going to a restaurant the other night, I stepped into the men’s room for a minute and noticed this sticker on the right of the mirror that said “Great Work” in big yellow letters on the red background.

I wondered what a strange sign to put in such a private setting as if we need applause for going to the bathroom or washing our hands.

Then again, if you’ve seen many men’s bathrooms, it could certainly be a time for kudos when it is kept clean and people use good personal hygiene–hence, the other sticker on the left, “It’s cool to care!”

The frog sticker in the middle, he’s just keeping an eye on things and thanking everyone for the job well done.

This is a funny commentary on our society these days where people seem to need a pat on the back for everything–even the highly mundane and personal.

Presumably, going to the men’s room will never be the same boring, uncaring event again–at least at this fine eating establishment. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Howie Mandel Was Right All Along

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This was a really funny picture I saw exhorting people to wash their hands.

If you don’t, this little green slime creature is going to come and get you.

It reminded me of the other day heading into the bathroom, and I see this guy coming the other way out of one of the Stalls.

He actually does head to the sink to the wash his hands–he’s in the minority in this country, I understand.

Well the sink is one of the automatic ones and has no faucets.

The guy sticks his hands underneath….nothing.

He starts waving his (dirty) hands…and still nothing.

After the third try…he throws his hands up, looks at me, and says, “Now that’s awkward” and proceeds to walk out the bathroom holding his hands literally at full arms length.

I hoped that he didn’t run into anyone he knows on the way and reached out to shake their hands–because they would’ve gotten a nasty surprise, indeed.

This sign tells it the way it is–sorry folks. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

High-Tech Pooper Scoopers

A few weeks ago (17 September 2011), I blogged about the Peepoo for human waste disposal, and now we have the AshPoopie for handling doggie waste.
Made by Pauli Clean Tech, this device turns dog poop into odorless, clean, 100% sterile ash.
With push-button ease, the AshPoopie picks up the poop and mixes it with a capsule at high speed to render it into simple ash for easy disposal.
AshPoopie is scheduled for release in first quarter 2012.
A welcome site and refreshing smell to our doggy doo streets.
While I personally am not obsessed with this fecal subject matter, I am a fan of cleanliness…
So cheers to these high-tech pooper scoopers. 😉