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Dude- there is poop on your phone!

You know you’ve seen it. You exit the bathroom stall, and as you approach the sink, someone else exits and heads for the door. As they reach for the door with one hand, they start dialing their cell phone with the other.


They just put poop next to their lips. Or pee. Whichever.  It’s just gross.  As a nurse, and as a Mom, I wretch a little when I see someone do that.  I learned enough in medical microbiology to know that it I don’t want to touch anything that person touches in the store/restaurant!  It seriously makes me want to scream, “Wash your hands, you sicko!  And while you’re at it, disinfect your phone (with a UV cell phone sanitizer), the door handle, and the shopping cart you just contaminated!”

Here’s an interesting infographic that shows which of your tech gadgets are the germiest.  For a self confessed germaphobe, this gives me the heebie jeebies!

by NowSourcing via

I routinely disinfect tech things in our home.  We have a 2yo and a 3yo.  No telling where they wipe boogies, IYKWIM!  Ugh.  So, yah, I have a bottle of bleach solution and a bottle of vinegar solution that make the rounds.

I had NEVER thought about the TV remote control in a hotel room, though.  I know about the towels and bedspreads, and of course the toilets and door handles.  But the remote control?  We just stayed at the Ritz Carlton last weekend, and I can’t help cringe thinking I held a remote control that could have been dirtier than the toilet seat.  EEEEWWWWWW!  I am stocking up on anti-bac wipes before our next vacation!

How about you?  Are you a germaphobe?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Total germaphobe! It’s getting worse as I get older, too.

    The first thing I always do when I come in the house is wash my hands. This is after using Purell I don’t know how many times while I’m out.

    The other day, I caught myself telling the two year old I care for that she shouldn’t open the door when we come back to my house…that I’d get it for her. I don’t much want her hands on my doorknob if it can be avoided (even though I regularly disinfect handrails, doorknobs, lightswitches, etc), because I know her parents do NOT teach good hygiene skills. As a matter of fact the other day the Dad came to pick up and used my bathroom. He was in there a while. I was cringing.

    I went in after he left and it was apparent he had not used the soap. What????

    I cleaned and disinfected everything. How can this be?

    • Oooh. Cringing at the thought of it! I keep alcohol gel in both bathrooms, too. If you can’t be bothered with washing your hands, at least use the alcohol gel. Ick, ick, ick.

  2. Gross! I’ll never think of a hotel remote in the same way…packing disinfectant wipes for sure!

  3. I am liking that now some of the grocery stores are providing wipes for shopping carts. I was convinced last year thats where I picked up the bug. They also say money is very germy!

  4. Gross! I try and get the remote when we vacation. yuck!

  5. this makes me skeeveeee lol

  6. I am far from a germaphobe but I have small kids. If that doesn’t make you realize how nasty things get, nothing will!

  7. I dont think we know the half of it, just shows you how amazing our ability is to fight off a lot of bacteria.

  8. LMBO! Sadly yes you’re right!

  9. Disinfect everything!

  10. April Decheine says:

    Man that grosses me out, it is plain simple facts though, yes? I need to go wash my keyboard!

  11. I always disinfect the hotel remote, and like you, it grosses me out when I see people leaving without washing their hands. Sick!

  12. I’m off to do some disinfecting….

  13. Eeeeeeww!

  14. Eeeek….yuck!

  15. Germaphobe here too! They didn’t mention it, but how about gas pumps, key boxes for gated communities and more! I carry hand sanitizer in my van, purse, and home. I also spray everything down with Lysol on my weekly cleaning days