Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Restroom Key

There's something about a public restroom key that grosses me out, every single time I have to use it. Today I went to Tully's, and the cashier handed me that dreadful key, tied to a steel milk steaming bowl that still had remnants of foam. As soon as the key touched my hand, I thought of all the other, less sanitary people who have touched that key. Huge numbers of people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom, then all that bacteria is trasferred to the key, then to the cashier, who then grabs my bagel or touches my debit card. Plus, after I was my hands in the restroom, I have to touch that bacteria-laden key AND touch the doorknob. The whole situation is just disgusting, but when you have to go, you have to go.

I think it's probably time to get some hand sanitizer for my purse.

5 comments:

Colleen said...

I can totally relate! I HATE restroom keys! YUUUUUUUUCK!

Travis said...

i always snag and extra paper towel while the water is still running...use it to turn off the faucet, open the door and hold the key all the way back to the counter. i dont care if the barista looks at me funny...i wont touch those nasty things.

Anonymous said...

They are gross. I always wondered what the point of a restroom key was. Are there that many unwanted guests lurking in restrooms? Perhaps I could see, at night, for an outdoor bathroom.
(Paula)

danielskiffington said...

Restroom keys are bad. What also makes me mad: faucets you have to touch to turn off, paper towel dispensers you have to touch to get a paper towel, and doors you have to grab with your hand to open when your leaving (all after you washed your hand). As you can see, I am a neat freak.

Lisa said...

Oh great. Something ELSE to worry about. I'll just hold it.