Sometimes You Just Have to Shake Your Head

Posted in Germ Fighting Life, Getting Sick, Grocery Shopping, Observations, Public Places on Jan 12, 2019

Lately, I’ve been struggling to get motivated to create new posts because it seems like it’s an unpopular topic with a very small following. Then I go out to a public place, observe a few people, become horrified, and get my germ fighting energy renewed. Whether this post reaches many or few, it’s worth sharing.

Here’s what I have to “shake my head” about:

I went to a local grocery store yesterday to pick up a few things. This was a very short trip but horrifying all the same. As I walked toward the produce section an adult woman, who was walking toward me, coughed without making any attempt whatsoever to cover her mouth. Ewww! I quickly detoured to the right and made a big circle around her. As I made my way to the back of the store, past the cheese to where the tortillas are located, there was a family consisting of a man, a woman and a small child. Just as I walked by, and right in front of the child, the adult man sneezed twice all over the tortilla display without making any attempt to cover his mouth. Gross! What kind of example is that for a child?! I’m definitely not buying tortillas anytime soon from that store. On to the frozen section, I saw another adult man coughing all over his hand then handling frozen items with the same hand. I’ll give him minor credit for actually covering his mouth but then he had to spread his germs all over the frozen food. Hopefully the cold temperature in the freezer will kill them quickly.

For such a quick trip (I bought 3 things and did not wander through the aisles) it was unbelievable to me the carelessness that I observed in such a short period of time. Do these people think that all of us deserve to catch whatever they have? Heck, even when I sneeze from allergies, I ALWAYS cover my mouth with the inside of my elbow because other people don’t know if it’s from an actual cold or not. It’s common courtesy and my mission in life is to make it common sense.

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