My new job brought new people, new clients, new experiences and new routines.
This isn't surprising.
But what is surprising that one of the simplest parts of mine and any human beings day, going to the bathroom, has suddenly made me very self conscious about a very mundane task - washing my hands.
You see, at D&E there is, not surprisingly, a nice big bathroom with multiple facilitates and 4 or 5 sinks with mirrors abound. Naturally though, there are going to be times where you aren't in the restroom alone...
When one finds themselves in the bathroom with a colleague you may exchange pleasantries, "Hi, how are you?" or "Did you reach out to X client" or "Is it time for happy hour yet?" or "Nice skirt" - all while glancing in the mirror and washing your hands.
Prior to this monster employee bathroom though I never thought much of washing my hands, it's simple really - pump some soap, turn on the warm water, lather and rinse.
But now I'm suddenly self conscious because I think I don't wash my hands long enough.
I have some colleges that look like they're scrubbing into surgery at Cleveland Clinic post bathroom break, and it makes my hand washing look far inferior.
I've heard the whole recite your ABC's while washing your hands to know you've washed them long enough to kill all the germs but who really does that? OR DOES EVERYONE DO THAT BUT ME?!?!?
I could probably get through A, B, C, D, E before I rinse the soap from my hands - does that mean I'm a crappy hand washer?
Now if you'll excuse me, I some hand soap to test out and practice my technique on...