There are a lot of gross things in the world and nothing gets you realizing that as quickly as when you have children—everything to the toilet seat to dirty diapers. From the moment they’re in the world, they make messes. You have diapers, and clothes, and toys, food. Babies grow up to be toddlers who are literal mess-makers and DGAF about how much germs they’re spreading all over the home.
Then you have the bathroom. One of the grossest places in the home and the toilet – that too gets messier as you have toddlers and pre-schoolers learning how to use the toilet properly. And we spend what feels like the rest of our lives doing what we can to keep the bathroom and toilet as clean as we could.
But is it ever really germ-free? No, probably not.
That’s why when it comes to using the public toilet fear strikes and all the total germaphobes and those mildly grossed out by what is probably lurking in there have their own tricks for getting through it.