Warning! Not sure how this might go, so it could be GRAPHIC!!

Part of my daily rituals is to walk …. my self imposed minimum is to walk 7 miles a day. At this time of the year and for the next several months the weather chases me inside all too often. This means walking around our malls, walking laps around the inside perimeter of Walmart or any other large store.

With that being said, we are also fast approaching cold and flu season. Since my heart transplant I’m admittedly a bit of a germophobe and try to avoid sick people, touching door handles, etc in public. I also wash my hands a zillion times a day.

The graphic part ~ The other day we were walking in a local area mall. Inside many of the malls are kiosks, where folks are selling hand creams, moisturizers and the like. These sales people are there every day, so after a few laps,I know them all by sight. About half way through my walk, I need to use a rest room. I enter a store that I know has a small “Men’s Room”, but it is being used by TWO guys (THEY LEFT THE DOOR OPEN), I patiently wait outside the door for them to finish. I hear one flush, a second flush and they both leave WITHOUT washing their hands. I recognize both from one of the hand lotion kiosks. Now, that’s truly bad enough on it’s own, but after I was finished and WASHED my hands, I resumed my walk, a mere 2 minutes later ……. only to immediately see one of said kiosk clerks putting a moisturizer on a women’s face.

Needless to say, I almost lost it.

Just Sayin’ ~ Maybe you wash your hands, but you never know where other people’s hands JUST were!!

Germophobe ….. Yes, and PROUD of it!

Wash Those Hands!!

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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