Remember when the economy was humming along, doing great? Financial experts warned that more Americans should be saving money, putting it in the bank. Minimal savings meant flirting with disaster.
Then the economy tanked. The financial experts changed their tune: Don't save money. Spend it! It'll help to jumpstart the economy.
Medical experts are no better. For decades doctors recommended drinking 8 glasses of water a day. People weren't drinking enough water.
Now medical experts say you don't have to glug 8 glasses daily. In fact, they don't know who came up with that crazy standard.
The biggest health-related warning was using antibacterial soap and hand cleaners. Medical experts proclaimed that the overuse of such products would make bacteria and viruses mutate into drug resistant strains.
Now the experts tell us to use germ-fighting products all the time to stave off the threat of swine flu. Make sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap and use hand sanitizer wipes or liquid at least 8 times a day.
Sometimes I ignore experts. Do you?