Irony is a difficult word for some people to define, and some of those people probably work at Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory. This one is pretty simple. Even the slower of my readers, and those who are slightly touched in the head see the irony here. Just in case you didn’t figure it out yet, let me repeat the problem.
The soap in my bathroom is labeled as antibacterial, and claims to kill 99.98% of germs. When I was at my local store buying that soap recently, I was specifically looking for bathroom soap that said it was antibacterial on the bottle. Out of the vast selection, I was quite surprised to find that only one, yes count them one of the soap products were clearly labeled as antibacterial. One particular brand even went so far as to say that it “Washes away germs and bacteria” but the word antibacterial was nowhere to be found.
99.98% is better than nothing at all, but common sense tells me that the remaining .02% are probably really nasty. The kind of super bacteria that will eventually kill the cocroaches after nuclear war. I don’t know if this remaining .02% is the problem in the Clarcon screwup. It is entirely possible that it could be a mixup at the manufacturing plant. Maybe the disinfectant comes in a barrel that’s the same color and shape as the one that contains the infectious bacteria. If that’s the case, any idiot could make that mistake.