One thing I have learned in my life is to never, EVER touch anything in a Doctor's surgery.
I don't CARE how clean you think it is, and I also do not care if the place uses 'Hospital Grade Disinfectant', just trust me. NEVER touch ANYTHING.
When I venture into a Doctor's Surgery, like with anyone who walks through the doors, people will look up from the 10 year old magazines placed in the waiting room stare at you then think of the reasons you may be here.
For any young girl, like myself, the guesses are normally the same:
Sex related problem.
On the contrary, it's none of those things. Well for me anyway.
I'm normally at the doctor's because, being the hypochondriac I am, any little thing I find wrong with my body I would think it needs immediate medical attention.
So as I sit in the waiting room, as the middle aged women look up from their magazines to have a glance at you to see if you're really the slapper they're guessing you are, I think of the hundreds of people that walk in and out of here a week, cough/sneeze/other 'thing' that could spread disease into their hand/hankie/other object that could spread disease and spread their lovely illness that will bed rid you for days and cause you severe stomach cramps. Nice.
People could have contracted anything, and then they sit, in the same waiting room as you spreading whatever disease from whatever continent they contracted it from, then if you touch anything they have touched, the chance of you contracting that same foreign disease they have increases ten fold. Bleurgh
What if that foreign disease causes your eye's to pop out of your skull, causes abscesses on your skin the size of grapefruits and causes your internal organs to attack each other? Hmmm?
So, I sit their for the rest of my waiting time with my hands clasped firmly in my lap, not saying a word to anyone, until my doctor comes out of their room and calls me in.
Then the horror ensues and I get wrongly diagnosed for something I don't have and I get wrongly prescribed medicine for something I don't have and then I go home and take the medicine and suffer the terrible side effects due to the fact the medicine I took was for something, you guessed it, I don't have.
But it can't be worse then contracting a foreign disease off of someone from a Doctor's surgery.
So if you want to take any tidbit of information away from this blog today, it's just don't touch anything in a Doctor's surgery okay? You'll thank me for it in the future.