From today’s Muncie (IN) Star-Press, a report of a car crashing into a daycare center. Fortunately, no one was injured, but I was struck by this line:
No one was injured, but the wall of the office was knocked in several feet, and the floor was littered with debris including files and a bottle of hand sanitizer.
Dear God, no! Not the hand sanitizer!
Well, I thought it was funny.
The horror! (Don’t you know that the presence of hand sanitizer is inversely proportional to the grade/age level of the kids? It’s like liquid gold at the day care level!)
Probably the writer thought s/he was painting a poignant picture of a narrowly avoided tragedy. “O, here’s the hand sanitizer my baby wore/But, baby — oh, there you are. You’re fine.” — The Ballad of Muncie.