Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wearing your Scrubs in Public

You see someone in the grocery store wearing scrubs and 99% of the time one of two things is happening. First, they are on their way to work and decide to run in for some coffee or maybe today is their day to buy snacks for the break-room. At this point the scrubs are probably clean and won't bring too many germs into the hospital from the outside world.

Second and more common, the person is on their way home after work and run some errands or pick up dinner at the grocery store. They stroll up and down the aisles wearing dirty scrubs that contain various pathogens of viruses and germs, that are complimented with medicines, creams and ointments, all intertwined with body secretion from just about every orifice and some that shouldn't be.

I felt like saying something yesterday after observing a woman with obviously dirty scrubs in my store, handling the fruits and vegetables, but I have been guilty of the same thing.

I was thinking of adding a picture but when you google dirty nurses uniforms the results are a whole different kind of dirty.


1 comment:

Estelle Darling said...

Hahaha! I am not going to google it because I have a pretty good idea of what I would find but your comment about *dirty nurses uniforms* has me giggling.