Until recently, I never realized how many body parts one could use to open a door.
Sure, we’ve all had our hands full of groceries one time or another and had to do some finagling with knob on the front door to get the key in and twist that knob to open the door. That is some fancy handwork, I’ll give you that.
But, I’m not talking about wrapping your hand around a knob to open a door, anyone can do that.
Here at the station we don’t actually have door knobs. We have handles that you just have push down on if you want to enter any of our studios. That means you can use just about any body part to open the door, and I’ve used quite a few.
I’ve used the back of my hands, the sides of my hands, my elbow, and even my foot (both hands were full at the time). Anything to limit the amount of skin touching the door handle. Hell, I could even use my forehead if I wanted to, or better yet, someone else’s forehead. Of course I would wipe that handle down before I started my shift, but I would err on the side of caution anyway! You never know.
So, if you’re ever in the station sometime down the road when things get back to normal and you see me walking towards the studio door with a couple of coffees in my hand, don’t worry about rushing over to help me with the door. I’ll have been practicing for that situation for months by then!