Airports; one of the most stressful places a person will most likely encounter in their life. Several things make this a stressful event; waking up and leaving on time, traffic, and parking are the biggest concerns for people (also if you are a fan of the movie “Home Alone”, don’t forget your kid). As if dealing with these first issues were not bad enough, what about when you actually get to the airport, then what?
First off, you have to remember where you parked so you don’t freak out when you come home and can’t remember if you were in section “Royal Blue” row “12”, or section “Navy Blue” row “21”…it happens.
Once you get inside the airport a whole new list of issues arise; lines, people with luggage, and the ever so much fun security check points. Now, we all believe that safety should be the airport’s number one priority, but what about cleanliness? Can we have some protection from bacteria, the same way we have protection from potentially harmful items that are brought into airports?
It is the norm now to take out metal objects (coins, belt buckles, etc.) and place them in a bin to go through an x-ray machine. Added to this process are people removing their shoes and also placing them in a bin to be checked, but what about the protection of your feet?
Once you remove your shoes (along with the hundreds of other people), where do your feet go? They are touching the surface floor that hundreds of other feet have touched throughout the day (hopefully the floors are thoroughly cleaned at least once a day). You may not have any fungus or anything on your feet, or you may be wearing socks, but anything that is on the floor will pass to you and possibly to any other person that you come in contact with.