Ew ew ew ew. Warning, this piece is not for the squeamish.
We do things on a daily basis that we are just used to. We've grown to accept them as a part of our lives without question. But if we thought deeper about these things, would we find that they were, in face, disgusting?
Here were some of their answers.
Mmm, Carbonated Mold
You're so right. Mold/black stuff will grow on the inside of the heads and you can't see it unless you take them off to clean them. I had a job where we would remove them, scrub them inside and out and soak them in solution over night, and even then, we could sometimes find some buildup. I shudder to think what people are drinking from soda fountains at 24hr restaurants where they never remove the heads.
Less Space For Bacteria
Shower loofah. It's a great place for bacteria. Buy a couple of wash cloths and then after you use one just throw it in the washing machine. Or just put on some shower gel on your hands and rub it over your body. That's how I got rid of my body acne
It's Raining Gunk
At work, lift up your keyboard, turn it over and tap it about 5 or 6 times on the hard lower edge near the space bar (not the keys themselves) over your table.
For extra gory effect put a couple of sheets of white paper on your desk first.
What's Under There?!
Your jewelry. Old ladies love to brag "I've been married thirty-five years and I've never taken off my rings."
So... How many kids do you have. How many Grand babies diapers have you changed? Have sex? Get weird with it? Toilets cleaned? General dirt accumulation? Hair products and hand cream are just oily binders for... Oh never mind. It gets gross.
The Green Plague
Money, I guess a lot of people realize it now but cash is disgusting and bacteria can live on it for a surprisingly long time. Also restaurants are super gross
Picking your nose, it's not your nose that's dirty, it's your fingers that are flithy and your basically shoving germs and bacteria into your nasal passages.
Not My Lunch, Please
Buffets. Countless people could have sneezed, coughed, etc. all over whatever pile of unidentifiable left-out-too-long mush that's sitting there
Always Close The Lid
Not closing the toilet lid before you flush it, especially if you have a small bathroom. Do you know how far your fecal bacteria can fly out of that toilet?
I watched a video on it a few years back and my life has never been the same
Water from the faucet.
Don't get me wrong. That's pretty much the only water I drink and I don't care that's it's disgusting.
But after reparing a bunch on main water supply in a lot of buildings, I'm always amazed that we don't simply die from drinking this thing.
The conduits are full of filthy, rust bubble filed with black smelly liquid and stuff. It's disgusting.
Pillows are nasty AF, even w the cover they're constantly collecting dead skin and serve as a breeding ground for mites. I had a teacher in high school who told us to weigh our pillows once every six months