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to cringe when I see handbags on kitchen works tops?

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wonderingwondering Mon 09-Nov-09 20:09:52

Is my pet hate. Handbags get put on the floor all the time - on trains, buses, shops, pubs, in the loo. Then people put them on their kitchen work top, or on the kitchen or dining room table when they come in. Do other people avoid doing that? Or just me?

Bonsoir Mon 09-Nov-09 20:11:08

I never put my handbag on the floor!

FlamingoBingo Mon 09-Nov-09 20:12:13

I never put my handbag on the floor - yuck! Especially not in loos!

Doodlez Mon 09-Nov-09 20:12:42

Yes but it's Ok because I've installed a walk-through sterilization unit around our front door.

oldraver Mon 09-Nov-09 20:13:40

No my handbag never gets put on the floor, so the worktop doesnt bother me

kikid Mon 09-Nov-09 20:14:10

Why would you put your bag on the floor?
especially the toilet foor? never ever!

InterruptingKid Mon 09-Nov-09 20:14:11

i know ofa woman who would BLEACH her worksurface after unpacking her supermarket shopping

and she smoked


FlamingoBingo Mon 09-Nov-09 20:14:43

Do you know what I do sometimes? Sometimes, if I sit on the floor, I end up touching it by mistake with my hands, and then....I shock touch surfaces and my mouth etc. with my hands! I'm surprised I'm not dead by now!

IdrisTheDragon Mon 09-Nov-09 20:15:20

My handbag is on the kitchen worktop as I type smile.

Maybe I just have a cast-iron constitution or something.

whooshspicemonster Mon 09-Nov-09 20:15:30

OMG - I would never put my handbag on the floor in any of those places - the only time it's on the floor is in my house or under my desk at work.

Ewe Mon 09-Nov-09 20:15:30

I never put my bag on the floor either and I often wipe it with an anti-bac wipe so no, it doesn't bother me or make me cringe.

PoptyPing Mon 09-Nov-09 20:15:53

Can't afford one of Doodle's units so I cheerfully embrace filth instead

Srsly this seems like a weird thing to worry about. Bacteria/germs/dirt is absolutely everywhere, including on your kitchen worktops.

wonderingwondering Mon 09-Nov-09 20:16:30

Really? Never on the floor? I don't in loos - always on the peg. But I do put it on the floor under my desk etc, and in the oub (where else does it go? surely not holding on to it all evening?), so I don't want it on my lap on the train, so on the floor it goes (second pet hate is bags on seats on rush-hour trains).

Doodlez, I like the sound of your sterilization feature.

bigchris Mon 09-Nov-09 20:16:32

what do you do with it in loos then?!! lol have it on your knee?

IdrisTheDragon Mon 09-Nov-09 20:16:49

I am really very rarely ill (this is probably a bad thing to say of course as I will now be struck down by 1001 lurgies)

bigchris Mon 09-Nov-09 20:16:57

ah yes, the peg, if there is one....

RustyBear Mon 09-Nov-09 20:17:38

I put bags on kitchen worktops - but then I don't put food straight on them, it's always on a plate or chopping board.

IdrisTheDragon Mon 09-Nov-09 20:17:42

I put my handbag down wherever it is - I don't think about it at all.

Ewe Mon 09-Nov-09 20:18:39

In pubs or bars I tend to hang them on bag hooks if they have them or they go on the seat next to me/hang on chair. On train it goes on my lap, train floors are vile!

TheFallenMadonna Mon 09-Nov-09 20:19:00

I can honestly say that this has never bothered me in the slightest.

fishie Mon 09-Nov-09 20:19:28

i'd never put my bag either on a floor or a table. chair is best.

Ewe Mon 09-Nov-09 20:19:45

My main motivation is not crapping up my bag as opposed to germ avoidance though (apart from on trains, yuk).

TidyBush Mon 09-Nov-09 20:20:09

bigchris have you never done the handbag around your neck and hovering over the loo whilst hoping desperately that you don't go into sprinker thing? grin

brimfull Mon 09-Nov-09 20:20:56

well I wipe my hangbag all over my bumhole
then I lick it
then I serve dinner on it

so there

PoptyPing Mon 09-Nov-09 20:21:48

grin ggirl

This thread might start to make more sense if we declare handbag interests

Me: £22 faux leather from Next

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