Do We Worry Too Much About Germs?

<> on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The germs, imagine the germs! Better hold it till you’ve landed and can use the nice, clean airport bathroom.

Here’s a typical (disgusting) scare story, in this case from the British news site, Daily Mail, that attempts to scare the..er.. crap out of you about  “fecal matter on airplane tray tables”, supposedly left there by all the thousands of parents using the tray tables to change baby’s nappie.

Really? Have you ever in your life seen this happening? Unlike my clients, I regularly fly coach, jammed in back there with the mob you first-class types are barely aware of. I have never, ever seen anyone changing a damned diaper on a tray table.

Perhaps fearing likely reader skepticism about this bull-%#@% claim, the article then goes on to suggest that if you really want to be disgusted (and sickened!), you should take a look at the millions and millions of germs in the airplane bathroom, oh the horrors!

Again, I have only experience to guide me, but I consistently find airplane bathrooms to be reasonably clean looking. And if all these germs are so dangerous, how come we aren’t all constantly getting sick? Oh sure, you might trace your catching of the occasional cold to a particular flight, but are cold-virus germs the ones hiding in the bathroom?

And also keep in mind the very annoying fact that we humans keep living longer and longer and longer! Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes spent the last 30 years of his life desperately avoiding germs and what did it get him? He died at age 70! Phooey.

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3 thoughts on “Do We Worry Too Much About Germs?

  1. “fecal matter on airplane tray tables” may also accurately describe what airlines call “meal service.”

    • Some:
      I don’t see anything like that in the photo, so you must be referring to airplane lavatories in general? Not sure, but logic would dictate that it’s caused by drunken males, missing the target?

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