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Your hand sanitizer stinks!
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Old 09-30-2020, 12:41 PM
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Default Your hand sanitizer stinks!

Let me preface this by saying this is not the fault of any of the people working at this store.

So obviously we're in the middle of a pandemic, and all sorts of restrictions and rules in place.

This morning I stopped in at a convenience store, part of a major local chain (where, incidentally, I used to be assigned prior to my current posting). Up until now, they'd closed off the self-service soda fountains and coffee and gone to full-service, limited hours. But today, they'd done away with that and simply posted a large sign saying all guest must use hand sanitizer before touching the equipment. There was a 1 gallon pump bottle right there.

OK, fair enough. I used some of it, got my drink, paid, and left.

That's when the smell really started to sink in. Once the alcohol evaporated, my hands smelled like CAT PISS!!!!! Like something a cat peed all over and then sat for a while before it was detected. It was so bad after leaving the store I had to roll my windows down because it was making me cough and gag.

They actually still smell, despite washing my hands twice and putting scented lotion on.

I'm of half a mind to write to them and complain. I mean, I don't object to the policy at all. In fact, I rather like it, because before this I couldn't get a drink on my way home. And I know hand sanitizer is hard to come by these days, but it should not smell so bad that it makes the customers feel sick.

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Old 09-30-2020, 02:59 PM
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Ugh! It took 3 hours and 5 washings to make the smell go away. either that or I've become immune to it.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:48 PM
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Complain to them. It's unlikely they will throw what they have out, but hopefully they will not buy more of the same kind if enough people complain.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:44 AM
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Most sanitizers right now smell HORRIBLE, mainly because all of the "good stuff" was snapped up six months ago.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:30 AM
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Well, they have to discourage the ilk-a-holics (not me nor thee) from drinking all the tax-free 160 proof boozahol.
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Old 10-02-2020, 04:19 PM
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Most sanitizers right now smell HORRIBLE, mainly because all of the "good stuff" was snapped up six months ago.
Bought a bottle of hand sanitizer right after the pandemic started and it was in short supply. It smelled like garlic. I threw it away.

Then there is the hand sanitizer, made by a local distillery, unfortunately packaged to resemble a bottle of vodka.

The stuff I use at work has a little bit of a garlick-y smell when you first use it, but then it goes away.
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Old 10-03-2020, 01:26 AM
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Garlic I wouldn’t mind. I LOVE garlic.

I’m not gonna bother complaining. Walmart has the same stuff that smells like cat piss. Must be a supply problem.
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Old 10-03-2020, 03:48 AM
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We had two bottles of brand x sanitizer that left our hands feeling sticky. We tossed them.
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Old 10-03-2020, 02:31 PM
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Garlic I wouldn’t mind. I LOVE garlic.
Mmmm....garlic....</homer>

Garlic works for me, too Hell, all the garlic that goes into the food has kept New Orleans vampire-free for a couple centuries now!
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:12 PM
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We had two bottles of brand x sanitizer that left our hands feeling sticky. We tossed them.
The sticky hand sanitizer many shops have it here. I usually bring my own to avoid getting stuck to the wheel.
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