Ninja sent me an article a while ago. It was about people who have a fear of pooing in public toilets. This fear is called Parcopresis. I don't actually suffer from it. I myself just have a flat out refusal to poo in public toilets. What I have is a fear of people who are happy to poo in public toilets. Because it's wrong. And I imagine it does take some nerve. There's nothing quite like walking into a shopping centre toilet and realising there has been a recent poo. Or worse, one in the happening. You feel the whole atmosphere is soiled somehow. Well it is actually.
Now I don't consider myself a blatant germ freak but I'm not in denial about being one either. I do feel my shoulders tense if someone sneezes in a small room with me and I'm one of those people hot on your heels coming out of the toilet door so I don't have to touch it myself. And I never ever let my kids play with the toys at the doctors surgery. And that birthday cake never seems so appealing after a few kids have blown the candles out.
So it was a good but also scary thing for me to discover this book
And I just want to know a couple of things. Are people out there wiping their arse with their hands or something? How does fecal matter end up in so many places. When they tested movie theatre headrests they found fecal germs, and they found candida on the seats. WTF?
And just a little tip. Ther Germiest Things in Your Home are;
Kitchen dishcloth, kitchen sink, toilet bowl, kitchen garbage can, refrigerator, bathroom doorknob, cutting board.
In fact the kitchen sponge can harbour 7.2 billion germs. And 90% of kitchen sinks carry salmonella.
Oh and don't forget that if you leave the toilet lid open when you flush all those fecal germs are going to fly all over the place and probably land on your toothbrush.