Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunday Favorites - Germs!

Sunday Favorites! Love this meme cause then I don't have to worry about what to write. I can just go through my older posts and pick one that calls out to me. Sometimes I read one and can't believe I wrote it.

Please enjoy my germy post below that was first posted on November 8, 2008 and then visit Chari over at Happy to Design to see what other gems bloggers are sharing. Happy Sunday!

Favorite Post from November 8, 2009
            Germaphobe? Me?

I'll admit it. I don't worry about germs very much. I love my house to be clean and my workstation at work and I wash my hands a million times when I'm cooking or applying makeup; but for the most part, when I walk out the door I don't see germs and parasites lurking everywhere.

I know people that carry baby wipes in their purse to wipe off tables in restaurants or to wipe their hands after handling money.

I know people that carry little plastic baggies in their suitcases when traveling so they can put the hotel tv remote control in it. (Cuz you know the first thing men grab after having sex.)

I even know people that wash their car and/or house keys after someone else has handled them.
I know that are lots of other people out there that have their little quirks, but I've never really thought of myself as one of them.

But lately I've been thinking a lot about Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags such as these:

It all started last week when I went to Trader Joe's and a woman at the checkout next to mine had to run out and get her "Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags" from her car, and that got me to thinking.

I know that right now in my trunk I have a tennis racket, an old smelly pair of my son's shoes, some books and papers that have been in there two years or so, my car's tire jack, a bunch of plastic bags, an old plastic bag full of tennis balls, a birthday present with Victoria's Secret lotions that I never gave to the person and an umbrella.

Say I used "Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags", and these bags are sitting under my son's smelly shoes, or say I had an SUV and my bags are thrown in the back where I put my dog and he rolls around and sheds all over the back, or say I ride a bike and I ride it all over the bike trail over roadkill, dog poop...well you get the picture. And I have my "Eco-friendly reusable shopping bags" in the same location. How sanitary do you think those bags are?

Now I guess if I want to put my groceries into those unsanitary bags, well that's my business and I'll live with those germs. But say Mrs. Brown with the big hairy dog and six kids puts those dirty, nasty, germ-filled bags on the same grocery counter where my groceries are going to go. Do I want her germs?

Am I being weird, because I usually don't think about these things, but this sort of bothers me. What do you think? Would it bother you?


  1. I agree thoroughly. I know I'm supposed to be environmental and all that, but, as my husband says, It's the dogs' car, I just drive it. So much for all the earth friendly bags all over it covered with dog hair. Thanks so much for your post. Made my evening!

  2. Too true!!! Did you know grocery stores are some of the most germy places and full of bacteria:O) I will add this to my list of excuses to why I do not use reusable bags!

  3. Now that you mention it . . . had to laugh - some of your descriptions were great!

  4. Hmm, I didn't think of it til now! Gee Thanks! ;-) LOL
    And thanks for dropping by my blog. Ya know blogging gals taught me to take a second look at EVERYTHING to see if I can make it into Something. No matter the ugly color, etc. And I LOVE finding cheap, err thrifty items. ;-)

  5. Hi Alicia...

    Ohhh Girlfriend, I hadn't even thought of this one! Now I'll have to add it to my list of "things to watch out for"...concering that germ jungle out there! Hehe! Seriously...with the recent threat of H1N1 flu and all of those nasty other bugs...I am more careful and I'm the lady at the store washing the handle of her cart with the antibacterial wipes! Hehe! Thanks, Alicia!!! Hehe! I am, getting ready to go to Vegas in a few days and now I'll be thinking about that remote in the hotel room! Ewwwww!!! Note to self: don't forget to take baggies!!! Hehe!

    Thank you so much for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! Happy Sunday!!!

    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...just a little note (in case you missed it on my blog) I will be canceling Sunday Favorites next week...due to the fact that I'll be on vacation and it's also Easter Sunday! Hope to see you on April 11th!

  6. I tried washing one the other day and it kind of...crumbled? I washed it in cold water but it lost all its rigidity. Since they're coated in ...something... I don't think I can iron it either. I try to only carry wrapped or canned goods in my reusable bags - never meat, deli or bread.

    You asked about my post on transferring video from your computer to the ipod to view on the tv. I tried rewriting it a bit to make it clearer. Basically you just need a cable to hook up the iPod to the tv. The rest of the post talks about how to convert the video to get it on the iPod :)

  7. I don't think I can ever look at a hotel remote again!!! ;)

    Yes, I do sometimes wear stilettos to Target. But sometimes I wear tennis shoes. ;) I just really love shoes. :) Thanks for the visit!

  8. You have given me something else to think about. And yes! It would bother me. Goodness. I am a bit of a germaphobe.

    Once I was in the checkout at the supermarket, and the cashier sneezed and then continued to handle my groceries. I washed everything with soap and water the minute I got home. Was that silly? Well, maybe. But I definitely felt better afterwards.

  9. Um. YEAH!

    I've become much more of a germ-o-phobe of late....blame it on the news, swine flu...and the misery of the common cold.

    I've become a woman on a mission to see if we could get thru the entire winter w/o Connor catching a cold...which always ends up with respiratory distress and a frantic trip to the ER.

    Now that our (rental) house is being sold, there's ppl walking in and out and I'm the Lysol QUEEN.

    So, yeah...I totally get it!


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