The crooning was quite unexpected; it came from the bathroom sink at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport on Concourse D. I was confused and amused when the drain belted out a harmonized Row, Row, Row Your Boat just for me.
After a little research I learned that the sink was wooing me to scrub my hands for 4 stanzas in order to prevent the spread of infectious disease. What has romance come to?
"Good hand washing techniques are important for everyone, every day. It seems so simple, yet it is acknowledged by experts in infectious disease as the single most important thing you can do to reduce the spread of infection," says Carolyn Twomey, RN, director of clinical affairs at Regent Medical.
As a guide, Twomey recommends singing four stanzas of the childhood song "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." That should take about 20 seconds, which is how long your hand washing should last.
Congratulations go out to good friends Jordan and Charles. Their wedding brought me to Atlanta and specifically to Turner Field's 755 Club for the reception. The happy couple got to run around the empty stadium and on the field! In the photo below they're standing on the dugout.