Jessica Simpson is causing a stir.  And no, it is not speculation about her baby bump although you can read about that almost every day.  What Jessica did was post a picture via Twitter of her in the bathroom.  It was supposed to be a cutesy photograph, illustrating how short people have issues with high toilets, but it backfired.  One, it is really too much information, even if the picture is only showing her legs, and two, we now have proof that yes, she takes her phone out in a public restroom and uses it, and lastly, she is not wearing any shoes! Granted she was in a classier restroom than most of us normally visit, but still. 

Not that she is in the minority since 56% of cell phone uses have admitted to doing the same thing. Recent research shows: 70% of individuals are talking followed by 62% texting; 27% are playing games, and 20% listen to music; 19% are  social networking, and the final 13% are using location-based services like Foursquare.

And I have three words for you.  DON’T DO IT.  But of course you don’t.

In case you haven’t read about the recent survey of our public restrooms, your worst fears are confirmed, there are too many germs to count. MSNBC covers this in more detail. Four aircrafts and eighteen other establishments, like fast food restaurants had their faucets, paper-dispenser levers, and door handles cultured.

Now I have to admit taking my phone in restrooms. BUT, it is in my pocket, or if I don’t have a pocket I am carrying it.  I have to say that I prefer the pocket scenario even with having had one drop in the toilet. And I do put a paper towel down before setting it down.  Looks like that is not safe either.  Maybe it is time to start carrying a purse again.

Since I know that none of you make calls, or text or listen to music while in the restroom, you can just tell me about all that people that you know that do.

Leigh AAR