We got to spend the day with Lindsay this past Sunday. She is our 'baby', even though she's 22 years old (when did that happen?) ...
So we're out at lunch & Ricky reaches for the steak sauce. Before he touches it though, he grabs a napkin & tears off a corner. He then uses the napkin to unscrew the lid of it before pouring it on his plate.
Lindsay looked at him...then at me... then back at him.
"OK -what kind of show did you just watch about germs that is making you do that?" Lindsay asked him.
I'm thinking, "its not a show - its me talking about germs everyday & getting grossed out so easily over things"
But Ricky told her, "Do you know how many people touch that with unwashed hands? I dont want to touch that & then touch my food"
(Yes - I know, I know... he touched 100 other things that others had touched before as well... bottles of steak sauce & ketchup are his hang up... to each his own)
WHAT? I looked at her & said, "Do you think germs are like Santa Claus or something?"
She said, "I just dont believe in germs... I dont believe they are there... I dont believe they exist... & that's why I dont get sick"
Come to think of it... she rarely does ever get sick...
The joys of being naive... I guess it can be beneficial sometimes...
Health insurance companies & medical practices may need to pick up on this idea :)