Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Germaphobe.

Confession - I am a germaphobe. Ever since I watched this episode of 20/20 that stated the toilet is usually cleaner than the kitchen counterI was disturbed and mortified. And then I saw a woman not wash her hands after using the restroom and touch the door handle I was going to have to touch. Ew, ew, ew.

Now I'm the girl who carries mini Purell in her purse and uses it everytime I touch a door handle or grab a shopping cart. I'm even the girl who avoids the hand shakers at church.

We were leaving a restaurant last week and I whipped out my Purell after touching the door handle and Garth asked what I was doing. I explained this quirk of mine to which he replied, "I would like some too." I gave him some as we walked across the road to the grocery store and as we were leaving Garth said, "I need Purell now." Oh, what have I done? I created a monster.

42 comments:

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Haha, love it!! :)

Children of the 90s said...

Haha, that is too funny! I saw that 20/20 too and it was pretty traumatizing. Let's not even talk about that Dateline where they blacklighted the hotel bedspreads...

AmberDenae said...

I am the exact same way, my friend!! Too funny.

katie + bret said...

HA! That is very amusing - Good for you! When you all stay super healthy you kiddos will be thankful, that's for sure!

J.L.S. said...

Trust me, I am that girl, too. And, I have made Scott more conscious of all the germs around him. I never used to think about it, then I took a microbiology class. In lab one day, we had to put our hand in a petri dish before we washed it and after we washed it and grow the bacteria for a week, then come back and see the results. It was really disturbing, to say the least. Now, I will never be the same.

Ashley said...

LOL my husband and I are the same way! I wash my hands in the bathroom and immediately get out the purell once i've left the bathroom. I always remember that statistic from 20/20 and what about when they go to the hotel rooms?! DON'T TOUCH THE COMFORTER!!! Or the walls sometimes apparently..... haha

Beth said...

I'm totally a germaphobe, too! My cell phone freaks me out. It's probably one of the dirtiest things you'll touch all day. GROSS.

Lauren Kelly said...

LOL.... too funny!!!!!

Holly said...

I'm the same way! I cleaned out my purse a few days ago and found atleast 5 bottles of hand sanitizers!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Yuck. I think I'm glad I missed that 20/20! I'm already paranoid about germs!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

haha, we are the same way! i think I had some influence on our insanity=) i have become so much more of a germaphobe them I used to!=)

The Country Girl said...

Same way here too! I open doors with my butt & flush public toilets (if I have to use them!)with my foot.
Lara

Lil' Woman said...

He may become a monster but atleast he'll be a clean germ free monster! :)

christi said...

i'm the same way!!!!

Our Happy Married Life... said...

i am the same way and have done the SAME thing to my husband. I'm constantly asking him if he's washed his hands, sanitized things etc. I have even taught him to use the windex antibacterial spray on the counters about as much as I do. :P

Lucy Marie said...

Ha ha. That's funny. You have created a monster. Here's a weird one for you - my husband used to work on a duck farm. So basically, he had his hands in poop all day. No better way to say it. Sometimes I suspected that he wouldn't wash his hands between work and eating and other stuff like that. Just gross. But then, if we were in the mall and he saw me use a hand rail on a set of stairs or an escalator he would freak out and tell me how dirty that was and how many germs are on those railings. I agree with him that it's probably true, but .. um .. something didn't add up there!

Lauren said...

hahaha!!! Normally I'm not a germaphobe but with all the piggy flu I've changed a few of my habits! We're even passing the purell around after greeting people at church!

Happy Dash said...

Ha! On Sunday at church, after the greet everyone during the service I smelled a strong scent of Purrell and was very disappointed I had left mine in the car. I strongly considered asking the woman behind me for some :)

MissJody said...

This is good!!!!
I'm always washing and putting stuff on my hands!
I'm a freak I say!!!!!
Nice to know we have a group forming.
We will.be.the cleanest freaks out there!! Ha!

Annie said...

oh too funny!
my fiance was that way for a while, purell-aholic ;) me, notsomuch. i wash my hands a lot but no purell.

Marissa said...

I am not much of a germaphobe. Germs are (under normal circumstances) a good thing and keep us healthy. I do wash my hands, spray my counters with bleach daily, and other basic things. I don't carry Instant antibacterial stuff in my purse. I just wash my hands, eat healthy, and get plenty of rest :) I say do what works best for you!

Jules said...

I'm with you, I carry it everywhere. The carts at the grocery store are the worst! At least now they have antibacterial wipes that you can wipe your cart down with. Yikes

Kate said...

Funny!!!
I know exactly which 20/20 you are talking about because I'm afraid of my kitchen counters.. Nothing goes into my mouth if it had touched my counter!

Oh and I've stocked up on lysol - we are in a germ war!!! haha

Ashley said...

haha oh no what have you done!! that is too funny :)

Lea Liz said...

I'm the same exact way!! Especially since having Brody and all of this flu/virus stuff going around!! I'm obsessed with it!!

Meg said...

haha...we're like that too!

jeannie said...

hahaha, awesome!

Whitney said...

Oh hilarious. Have you seen the hotel 20/20? Don't.

tootie said...

I'm like that, too! I don't go anywhere without my Purell :) Glad I'm not the only one.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Ha. Q is like that now. When I grab a cart he hands me a wipe!

Jenny.Lee said...

Better safe than sorry right!

In this wonderful life... said...

I HATE GERMS!!

I'm in the same boat!

I don't care if I have to use toliet paper...I will NOT touch a door handle in a public bathroom!!

Carrie said...

I am the same way lol!

Dana said...

I wrote something about me being a germ-a-phobe on my blog today. I totally feel what you are saying. Keep the Purell flowing.

Rachael said...

Wait until you have children then you will really love purell, lol.
P.S. I gave you an award on my blog!

Sandy Toes said...

I have done this to my kids!
sandy toe

Mrs. Dew said...

awe you are like two germaphobe peas in a pod! loves it!

AmyT said...

I completely understand...wait until you have kids and have to take them to a public restroom!UGGHHH the horror!! I am the person that grabs extra paper towels to open the bathroom door!

AmyT said...

I completely understand...wait until you have kids and have to take them to a public restroom!UGGHHH the horror!! I am the person that grabs extra paper towels to open the bathroom door!

USCEmily said...

I love that you have converted Garth! So funny.
My boyfriend is also a germaphobe and it makes me laugh.
I wash my hands after using the bathroom, of course, and I use Purell before eating, but I just have never been anal about it and have been healthy my whole life, so I guess it doesn't bother me as much as some!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

THEY HAVE WIPES NOW!! And I carry them in my purse and do not care who notices... And I also make sure I have my own pen in my purse because EWW having to sign a credit card receipt with a pen I WATCH A GUY PUT IN HIS MOUTH..

katie beth said...

LOL