I have several jobs that I do, thankfully, all of the are from home.  Because of this, however, I am really not exposed to people and illnesses often.  When I do come down with something it usually does a number on me. I think this is because my immune system isn’t as strong.  When I used to work outside the home I was very rarely sick. This was, in part, due to the fact that I worked in a school and I was constantly around sick kids. Anyway, I had to go to the doctor last week and as I sat in the waiting room, surrounded by others that were sick, I began to regret even going. I knew I needed medical attention but the fact that I was touching and even breathing in additional germs was terrifying to me. It was a though I could see the germs floating around my head.  Everytime someone coughed, sneezed, or even sniffled I ran to the antibacterial solution on the wall. People must have thought I was crazy. I have no way of knowing what sort of air filtration system that the doctor’s office uses and the air quality, for all I knew, could be contaminated with months worth of bacteria. I really wanted to ask the receptionist what measures they took on a daily basis to ensure the air quality in the building was safe to breathe. I am sure she wouldn’t have known anyway.  I really wish that we still lived in a time where doctors made house calls. At least then I would only be breathing in my own germs.