Re: this is what the internet was meant for!!
The gloves are not rubber, they are thin, cheap, cotton gloves. I lived in Japan for 6 years (Hai! Skoshi Nihonjin) and everyone wears these there for different jobs. The police, cab drivers, scientists, whoever.
But I get your point.............
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -Ambrose Redmoon.