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hand sanitiser

Ottawa river through a fence, February 2020, canon, Sylvie GE
Welll, I need hand sanitiser. I already have soap, but what should I do when I must disinfect door handles, or wash my hands on the go? So I have to find disinfectant, two days before the lock down, without access to online or not stores in Nelson. I’ve already learned how to make my own with rubbing alcohol and aloe vera, but all pharmacies in Nelson have already been depleted of their stock. Never mind, I only need  to buy vodka containing 70% alcohol or more, but the liquor stores do not keep it. The two places I know have 60% absinthe, which is not strong enough. The second merchant has ordered some more but does not know when he will receive it. He informs me there is a third merchant, whose existence I did not know, in a part of the city frequented by another type of clientele. When I get there and loudly announce that I am looking for the strongest possible  alcohol in there, the salesperson behind the counter is a little surprised. He has 74% and 89% absinthe, behind the counter: "89% is even better" and I buy it without flinching. Then, his eyes light up: "It's for the disinfectant, right?" ! " Yes of course "! Without a doubt, the most expensive disinfectant I have ever had. I have not dared to open the bottle, I’m having a hard time reconcile with spending  that much money to sanitize doorknobs. I ended up finding some hand sanitiser at the pharmacy, also at a high price, obviously, somebody is taking advantage of the situation. There's always a Rhett Buttler (well-known character from Gone with the Wind, who took advantage of the Civil War in the United States to get rich) somewhere. Not totally bad, but not totally good either.