BacteriaSome of us have an inordinate fear of germs, while others walk around totally oblivious to the fact that the little microbes are lurking in every knook and cranny of our world. I personally fall somewhere in-between. While I cringe when I see someone leaving a public restroom without washing their hands, I take it as a reminder not to touch my face – no matter what – when I’m in a public place.

Since I can’t avoid touching things that others before me have handled, I do my best to implement safe personal precautions. Do you think I’m catering to the fear rather than the reality? I don’t think so, but it’s important to maintain a healthy frame of mind on the subject, and not get nutsy and start ordering haz mat suits for all seasons.

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