AndyTalk: Dirty Little Deeds that Spread Germs in Your Kitchen
First, I'd like to say "thank you" to the guy in the stall in the airport bathroom.
Thank you for your half of the conversation everyone else could hear.
Thank you for giving me the best possible example I can use when I tell people in a cooking class why cell phones do not belong in the kitchen (at least my kitchen). There is no such thing as a sanitized cell phone. The germs you touched via doorknobs, elevator buttons, bathrooms, or when you picked up that dime you found on the sidewalk are probably on your cell phone. That's why cell phones are among my top four ways to spread germs in the kitchen.
I assume that no one wants to infect his family or her guests. I assume that germs are ubiquitous. When it comes to germs in the kitchen those are the only assumptions I'm willing to make. Ignorance spreads germs. A little information and insight about our own behavior might not cure the common cold, but it can keep it at bay.
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