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Pumping in Plastic – My Gas Station Germ Phobia

The other day while standing at the gas station, in the rain, glove on my hand I thought about this post from DeDivahDeals and decided to resurrect it here on DelBlogger.
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I bet if you asked the question “where is the “happiest place on Earth”,  most people would respond Disney World, right? But how about if you asked this question,“ where is the germiest place on Earth?”
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I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s at the gas station, but it’s not the gas station bathrooms, it’s the gas station pumps!

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With over a 100-mile daily commute, I am at a gas station at least twice a week filling up, just follow me on Swarm/Foursquare to get an idea.  It’s because I’m there so often I oftentimes think about the person who used the tank handle before me and if the gas station attendants regularly clean them.

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Just the thought of touching all those germs from the millions of hands grosses me out to the max!  That is why I keep plastic gloves in my glove box, after all, that’s where gloves are supposed to be kept – right?  I also have a box of packs of plastic gloves hanging by the back door at home so I can grab a few if I run out of the ones in the car.

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pumping gas with gloves SMLXL

 

I know people have stared at me at the pumps, but I don’t care and I feel better knowing that I am not getting or spreading germs at these pumps. After all, with all the viruses and diseases being spread around it’s better to be safe than sorry.  

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I would never want to eat or drink after touching a gas pump and although I keep hand sanitizer in the car, it does make my skin dry so I limit its usage. The plastic gloves are an easier and less expensive way to keep the germs at bay, I buy them at Dollar Tree.

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germ phobia SMLXL

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