I have developed a new concept regarding bathroom sinks lately. I have resisted the idea for the past few months, I guess, and rather regularly. However, I think I have somewhat resisted the idea for the past several years, off and on. And now, obviously, I am acknowledging the idea. The idea is this: Why do we use the same sink for washing our hands after using the toilet as we do to brush our teeth?
This could seem harmless at first glance, so I explain. We use the bathroom, and then wash our hands. We do this to remove the ghastly germs that come from our own wastes. In the process, we touch the knobs of the faucet. As we wash our hands, some of the germs likely splash around on the sink basin, and possibly even onto the edges or countertop around the basin. Fast-forward to another, say, twenty minutes later, when it is time to brush out teeth. We touch the same knobs on the faucet. We rub the bristles of the toothbrush with the fingers that grabbed the faucet knob. We bang our toothbrush on the edge of the sink, possibly even set it there. And we put our face quite close to the sink to rinse out our mouth.
Recall that this is the same sink that might or might not be splattered with poo germs.
Anyway, that is a thought I aim to remove from my brain whenever I am using the bathroom sink. It sometimes goes away, but has recently taken what seems to be a semi-permanent residence over to the side in my mind, not quite bothering me, but watching carefully, as though for an opportunity to jump in and WHAM! get me. Fun thoughts, huh? 😛