So I'm reading a book at the moment in which the main character is a major germaphobe.Like she can't let people touch her, she gets skin damage from how much she washes her hands, has to throw out her bag because it's been "in the open" too long, etc.  It got me to thinking about germs and how often I just let myself be in contact with stuff that could be riddled with 'em.  And really, some of it just isn't that crazy.  Might be a good idea after all, you know?


1.  Holding your breath when someone sneezes.  Especially if they're sick.  Because right after they sneeze, there are tiny droplets of SICKNESS floating around everywhere.  So you should actually hold your breath for three to four seconds . . . until the droplets fall to the floor.


2.  Washing your hands after you pump gas.  According to a recent study, gas pumps are the most germ-filled things people touch on their way to work.


3.  Using a paper towel to open a public restroom door.  Or when you have to touch pretty much ANYTHING in a public bathroom.  If you really want to do it right, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you're done . . . then use a paper towel to turn off the faucet AND to push the door open when you leave.


Of course, I'm probably still going to eat that piece of cheese that fell on the kitchen floor.  Five second rule, right? Right.

What are some things you do to avoid germs? Do you think it works?

Cleanly yours,

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