I generally avoid public bathrooms unless of course it cannot be helped. My children have been taught that you touch nothing, clean your hands, and then follow the ritual with sanitizer shortly afterwards. The truth is that I am very near the germ-phobic side of things. Many people are uncomfortable with yucky situations; I just tend to be a little past uncomfortable.
Having escaped my husband suffered my grossed out gags and heebie-jeebies the rest of the way home. I explained the experience we shared, and told him I felt quite confident that a business that kept such a clean atmosphere most likely cared equally as much about their kitchen. Not only did I effectively describe to him the bathroom horror scene, but I am quite sure my usually strong stomached man was not feeling so hot, and now shares my loathing for their business.
Germ fearing people generally receive a hard time, are misunderstood and truly not appreciated by many folks. Many circumstances come up in my daily life that I know better than to draw attention to. Things that are quite unnerving to me tend to leave others unscathed. However, I highly doubt that walls dripping in every direction with gooey looking black soup, and that urine and fecal matter on the floor blending with toilet paper and what I could guess to be weeks of dirt, would hardly be something that the general public could ignore. Perhaps we germaphobic types are misunderstood, and even sometimes the laughing stock. However, in situations likes these people understand better than they may want to realize. For a brief moment in time as you walk into a germ war zone in which you realize you have to touch something just to get out you have a glimpse of what a germ fearing person feels like throughout their lives in various ways, shapes,and of course locations.
The looming question -So where does our cooking factor in to this long gross story?
Answer – My germ advoidance may make it a hard time eating food that other people prepare. Germs may make me more cautious in public bathrooms. I may get to hear ridiculous things I have been accused of because I try to reduce the spreading of illness. However, at the end of the day having to change our diet so dramatically has been an additional blessing for this germ horrified mama!
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