Saturday, March 17, 2012
My friend and I were talking the other day about how unclean some of the local restrooms are. Since many people do not follow bathroom etiquette, public restrooms are looking pretty ummm gross! These restrooms are in places where you take your infants and children-restaurants, malls, bookstores, supermarkets, etc. It is unfortunate but sometimes we just have to use them.
Through the years I have gotten used to many germaphobic rituals such as using paper towels to open doors, turn on water, flush the toilet and basically to touch anything. I could basically use a restroom without actually touching anything. However, since my 2 year old was potty trained, going to public restrooms has become a brand new issue. Toddlers want to run their fingers across every wall, stall door, play with the door locks, lift the toilet seat, open the feminine hygiene product disposal container and hold onto the sink and counter while trying to wash their hands. By the time we get our hands washed I feel quite disgusted and definitely dirtier then when we entered the room. Although medical researchers have long believed that a link existed between germ exposure and increased resistance to infection, a dirty restroom is not on the top of my list for letting my guard down. So, how do we combat this must needed task and feel good about it?
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