Yesterday when I got into my Toyota Corolla, I noticed that the low tire pressure light was on again. I just put air in one of the tires about a week ago. I decided I’d better get it checked out. I went over to my local Les Schwab Tire store for a flat repair. Their service was great. They found a nail in the tire and repaired it for me.
As I was waiting, at first I sat in their waiting area. They had self-serve popcorn, coffee, and hot chocolate. It didn’t look very sanitary so I didn’t go anywhere near it. There was a family with three small kids waiting as well. They had two little girls and a baby boy that they let crawl all over the floor. Even before becoming a ”germophobe,” I never let my kids crawl on the floor in public places. All of their kids were sick. I didn’t notice until the baby started coughing. I got up and moved to a different area. The little girls were going around the showroom touching everything. They were also putting their hands in their mouths. They were not only spreading their germs everywhere, but probably picking up some new ones.
Sometimes, I truly believe that society in general needs a good education about how germs are spread and how to be careful. My book is an excellent resource for that. I still see the majority of people out there coughing into their hands (if they bother covering it at all) and then touching everything. If everyone was more careful, we wouldn’t have to worry so much about what is safe to touch in public. I recently got a pair of antibacterial, antimicrobial gloves from www.getglovd.com that are not only practical, but comfortable and cute. I’m glad there are products out there that provide protection in public places.