(Mrs. G enters the bedroom)Whoever put it there has absolutely no idea how dirty that bag is.
Wow! Fresh bed sheets.
("Psycho" theme plays in the background. Mrs. G looks to the right.)
Shriek! Why is my bag on the bed? And it's beside my pillow!
(Mrs. G faints.)
I have this bad habit of putting my bag on ANY floor, including public restrooms. I would prefer not too but it is sometimes unavoidable especially with the current condition of most of the public restrooms in Manila. No hooks!
Well, you think your handbag is cleaner than mine? Think again.
Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Laboratories says nearly all of the handbags they tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of bacteria.Here are some tips on keeping your bags germless:
- Use wipes (preferably the disinfecting kind) to clean the outer surface of your bag when you get home.
- Bring your own bag hook when you go out so that you won't be forced to put your bag on the floor or any other dirty surface.
- Refrain from putting your bag on surfaces where you know food is served or prepared.
- Apply the same rules to briefcases, backpacks and gym bags.