Growing up sleeves were a big no-no. We weren’t supposed to use our sleeves to wipe our noses or our mouths. We weren’t supposed to stretch out our sleeves. And we weren’t to use our sleeves as rags to wipe things down. Sleeves were to be – well – sleeves.
The wiping of the nose thing – that’s still good advice, but our sleeves can serve a purpose other than being sleeves. Sleeves are great for coughing and sneezing. If you’re coughing/sneezing into your sleeve, you’re limiting the spread of germs into the air, protecting those around you.