Friday, October 28, 2011

8 Germiest Places

So many things change when you become a parent. I don't think anything I heard from wizened parents before me could have quite prepared me for that. I mean, what can prepare you for the effects of sleepless nights for years and years, sassy toddlers that push buttons you didn't even know you had, or all the nasty things children touch and put in their mouths! So, here I am. My name is Aimee Carter, and I am a germaphobe. There! I freely admitted it.

So, if you join me in my germ revulsion, you might want to check out the 8 germiest places as posted earlier this week on USA Today. I'll list them here from least to most germiest spot. Then I'm going to wash my hands. Ewwwww!
  1. Vending machines -35%
  2. Crosswalk buttons -35%
  3. Parking meters -40%
  4. Kiosks -40%
  5. ATM buttons -41%
  6. Escalator rails -43%
  7. Mail box handles -68%
  8. Gas pump handles -71%


J. Burroughs said...

Hmm...What about various surfaces in public restrooms? Or shopping carts?

Of the eight, only one - mail box handles - surprised me.

Aimee Carter said...

Those were some of my thoughts too, until I thought about how often those surfaces get wiped down. All of the other surfaces probably never get wiped by someone with a antibacterial wipe. :P