Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday morning advice from a drug rep.

They look innocent enough, don't they?

Full of laughs, information, celebrity gossip...good times.

But unless you like licking the Hanta Virus from the petrie dish in a level 5 biohazard unit...

Don't EVER touch the magazines in a primary care office. Not unless you pay those HAZMAT fellas to scrub you down in the parking lot afterwards.

Just another perk to subscribing to the blog of a drug rep.

As you were.

;-)

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28 comments:

Sheri and George said...

Since you're giving out the free advice, you could also give out the free meds to combat whatever we could get from these.
Thanks for the update. I work in a clinic so know what you are talking about.

Nobody's Girl said...

WHOA. Great advice and definitely something I'd never thought about. Let the paranoia continue! (on my part)

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Great advice...the only other thing I would add is always carry your own pen - no one thinks twice about wiping theirs (or their children's) icky noses and then touching a pen!!!

MamabearMills said...

as i was. thx

Lee said...

Really? I never thought about that.
But... but I like reading those magazines...

Annie said...

Or you could bring your hand sanitizer spray like I do and douse yourself afterwards.....

Em said...

Do I dare ask your theory pertaining to what lives on the chairs?

Ew.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

No kidding! I bring my own from home, only time I'm able to catch a few minutes to read, anyway! ;)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I am ashamed to admit that never once crossed my mind. I feel so lucky to have survived this long!

April said...

It bugs me out that they even HAVE communal reading materials at a primary care office.

Under the Influence said...

Gag!

Crafty Christina said...

I used to be the office manager at a pediatrician's office. I banned all magazines from the office. Pretty sure the new manager allows them though. They are germ fests!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

I work for a DR too and we got rid of all the magazines and 'stuff' in our office too... but .. um... wanna send me some drugs... could use some right about now! LOL

kisatrtle said...

okay..I'm a little freaked

Cole said...

I never thought about that...EWWW!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Great.

I never thought of that.

Of course, I'm never in the doctor's office (except the chiropractor) and he doesn't have magazines...

Scott said...

I think the doctors office just use those magazines for job security.

But there's something about a Highlights magazine that just draws me in.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Ah yes, we call those the Petri Publications in our clinic. I don gloves to scrub things down, then "forget" to take them off. Too many goobers for me. Then when everyone leaves, I throw the magazines away, only to have a new batch return the next day.

angie said...

I never even thought about that..........yikes. I think I'm lucky to be alive. Reading smut magazines is my guilty pleasure when I'm waiting for the doctor.

BenLand said...

holy crap...i never really thought about that.....ewww...

Christine said...

EWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't say I haven't thought about that before..being the germaphobe that I am and all. ;o)

MommyAmy said...

Great advice! Another reason to bring my own reading material when visiting the Dr.

jsprik said...

i don't touch ANYTHING, ANYWHERE that's not absolutely essential anymore!! eewwww...you never know who has touched whatever it is last and where their hands have been.....excuse me while i go sanitize my hands and spray the keyboard with lysol...brb.....

Beth said...

From here on out, I'm bringing my own magazine. Thanks for the tip!

Clare said...

nver thought about it, but very good advie, thank you!!

Otter Thomas said...

Does this mean I shouldn't use them as a make shift table for my snacks?

Sharlene said...

I never thought about it like that. Oh gross. I might go puke in the corner now.....

WILLIAM said...

I have never thought of that.

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson