Photo: Raphael Orlove

Look, this is a little uncomfortable for me to just come right out and say, but I seem to rather frequently perspire on the palms when I drive around, and it makes me uncomfortable. Anybody else? Is there an easy fix for this?

Let me clarify that my hands just seem to get a little slippery and uncomfortable; it’s not like I’m squeezing a sponge of human juice here. I’d just rather not have any perspiration at all, but with the summer temperatures rising, I thought I would reach out for help.

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Obviously the primary solution I employ is to just turn on the arrow-pointing-dangerously-close-to-figure’s-face air conditioning setting and point it ever so carefully at, what has to be for this to work, a nine-and-three holding position on the steering wheel. Sometimes I have to sort of release and butterfly my hands out a bit, and it doesn’t take but a few seconds to cool everything down.

But what if I’m already kinda chilled from the AC and I don’t want to run it? What if I need to ensure things aren’t getting too wet and loose right there on the humidifying leatherette wheel while I’m employing some dynamic navigation?

I think you can help me, maybe. I googled this for a few seconds before drafting this post up, and this Reddit conversation suggested drying my hands out with some hand sanitizer and loosening my grip.

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Is there anything else that doesn’t involve a powder that’s going to get me booked in a cell for what the hypothetical police report indicates may be a cocaine-coated interior? I’m open to anything that doesn’t involve open flame, thanks.