Peter Leo’s Morning File in Friday’s Post-Gazette was all about shopping carts and contains this little gem:
After you read this item, you might think twice about putting food in a shopping cart. Turns out they are filthier than public washrooms, which at least get cleaned regularly, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported last year. University of Arizona researchers tested 1,100 public surfaces for germs. Shopping cart handles turned out to be among the dirtiest — after children’s playground equipment and public bus rails and armrests. About half of shopping cart handles weren’t frequently cleaned, the study said. Twenty-one percent tested positive for bodily fluids. Enjoy your breakfast.
Let’s all ponder a bit on how body fluid ends up on something other than the insides of our bodies.
Let’s all try not to puke on our monitors.
If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the hot chick walking everywhere with hand sanitizer in my belt, latex gloves on my hands, a can of Lysol in my purse, and my hands perpetually raised in the “I just scrubbed my hands” surgeon pose.
Hat tip to reader Toni.