The Fecal Position

Have you noticed that the grocery store provides disinfectant wipes to clean off the handle of your shopping cart? Now we know why.

A recent study found that 72% of carts tested were contaminated by fecal bacteria. Ack! Let me paint you a filthy, dirty picture: you touch the handle, touch your food, touch the handle, touch some more food, and so on.

I’ve only counted one person actually using those wipes to decon their shopping cart. Me.

Meanwhile, here’s something new: one well known local grocery store now has carts equipped with cup holders. This makes it easier to enjoy a beverage while doing your shopping. I don’t know about you, but I like having a cup of coffee while I cruise up and down the aisles. That’s how I roll.

Here’s the part where we get crazy: that cup holder is awfully close to the handle. You don’t suppose… ah, nevermind. Enjoy your coffee.

7 thoughts on “The Fecal Position

  1. If I think about how many things in life are contaminated with fecal matter, I end up never leaving my house. Which is probably also contaminated with fecal matter.

  2. An epidemiologist will tell you the world is covered by a fine layer of feces, human and otherwise. They will usually offer you a spritz of Purell after saying this. I know one twisted E-doc who named his dog E-Collie. Always cracks up the vet.

    1. “The world is covered by a fine layer of feces, human and otherwise.”

      And a fine layer of feces we are.

  3. The notion of a fine layer of feces struck me on a visit to the grand canyon. My chums and I were hiking down the north rim and the trail was covered with two things: mule poop and dust.

    And it occurred to me that all the dust covering my body and blowing into my eyes and nostrils could only be one thing.

    Nature is disgusting.

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