Ever since I started traveling for work (nearly 10 years ago now - gah!) I've wavered in between being a complete germaphobe to being conscious of the germs and carrying my antibacterial lotion with me everywhere. There becomes a point where you just can't sanitize everything and really don't want to think about it each week. I kept telling myself sometimes germs aren't such a bad thing (how else did you build your immune system in the first place?). For as much as I do travel I can count on my hand how many times I have been sick over the last 9 1/2 years. I thank my constant hand washing and use of Bath and Body Works antibacterial lotion (I just like this product because it's easy to carry and doesn't dry out my hands; they don't know who I am from the next person shopping at their store)
So I've been living my little travel bubble for awhile then this past weekend I saw Contagion (an excellent, well acted/directed/filmed movie). I recommend it if you can handle the "germ-i-ness" because although it is fiction the story is all too realistic/feasible. Immediately following the movie I was fine. Not a thought about the old movie theatre and how many people have sat in that seat and touched that armrest before me over the many years it has been open! Then I left for another business trip and now I seriously can't stop thinking about everything I touch in a single day while traveling. I know this will pass but it is currently freaking me out :) If anything, at least the movie has made me more aware of how many times I touch my face and the fact that I need to stop doing that so many times a day.
Now did I just creep you all out too?