Evening all, and sending every good wish.
Well, after avoiding it for yonks, I'm posting on AIBU!
And the reason is GERMS but mainly peoples over reaction to them.
They cannot be avoided
yes, you can decline eating crisps and other snacks when out and about, but can you avoid touching handrails on stairs, handles on supermarket trolleys, the flush handle on a toilet?
No, of course you cant.
Just think of small children, when they start to crawl, are you ensuring that every surface they encounter is entirely germ free? I somehow doubt it. Add to that their propensity for putting everything in their mouths!
Yes, of course we should all take reasonable precautions to protect ourselves, but the key word is reasonable, we shouldn't go OTT about it.
Someone I know will not touch a dog, because "they have germs" but will happily handle money, and who knows where that has been!
Sensible hygiene, washing your hands after going to the lavatory and always before preparing food should be enough, this obsession with germs is going too far, IMO.
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