JEFF PEARLMAN

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Disgusting, or just a life occurance?

Photo on 2010-02-04 at 14.48

Just walked to the bathroom here at the local Starbucks. The door opened, and a woman came out. She had been in there for a solid 10 minutes, so one would have to guess she was—in the words of my daughter—pooping.

As she exited, she had a drink in her hand, with a straw sticking out.

Ew.

Am I alone in thinking this is sorta gross? All those poop and piss germs floating around the tiny 12×12 john, just looking for a straw or lid to land on. I’ve been told repeatedly that the importance in washing one’s hands is to wash and thoroughly dry, because germs gravitate toward moisture.

So, again, ew.