Icky. Poo. They can be nasty, or they can be not-so-bad, but most of us would agree that the away-game is not ideal. Here're some ways to minimize your contact with all those germies.
- Avoid the middle stall. It's used the most, believe it or not, and so it accumulates the most bacteria. Hot tip - the first stall tends to be the cleanest.
- Don't put your purse on the floor. If there's not hook or shelf, keep it on your shoulder . . . one study found that 1/3 of pocketbooks placed on restroom floors had fecal matter on the bottom. You don't want to bring that home with you, do you?
- Flush-n-go. That forceful public bathroom flush can aerosolize germs in the toilet bowl . . . so get out before they land on you!
- It may go without saying, but for goodness sakes, wash up when you're done - that stall door latch you must handle to get out is one of the germiest places evah.