Numerous time I have heard lamentations over the fact that bar rooms tend to be extremely gross. With immense numbers of unidentified microorganisms crawling all over every surface, it seems a wonder that such queasy people enjoy spending time bellied up to the bar at all.
One experimental bartender in Iowa is pushing for a solution to this problem, providing a bottle of hand sanitizer right on the bar top. Whether you accidentally touched the bottom of the stool you’re sitting on or you were forced to awkwardly shake hands with an unsavory old high-school classmate, the bottle of germicide is just an arms-length away.
The bartender has not yet discovered a way to sanitize the bar snacks, “spraying the peanuts and pretzel sticks with Purell just doesn’t seem like a good idea.”