One must be vigilant while on the road for weirdies and creeps. Fact: They’re everywhere. However, you have to watch out for other types of danger such as germs. Of course, there are many things you can do to limit germ exposure and l appreciate the easiest, most common options like washing your damn hands. (I will give you all my anti-bacterial hand gel/smell like a hospital before you eat stuff.) One of the ways I watch out for germs is by bagging the remote in my hotel rooms.
I use the ice machine bag, the clear bag that is inside the ice bucket in your room, to cover the remote. I use it almost like a doggie poo bag. I wear it like a glove and grab the remote. Then, I flip the bag around it and tie the ends.
I realize this sounds and looks weird at first, but you’ll start doing it too. It’s well-known that remote controls harbor a massive amount of germs, many of which I’m not going to discuss. I don’t like saying I’ll “never” discuss it but not now. You know what I’m talking about.
Covering the remote gives me peace of mind and I’m convinced it protects me against stuff on/in/around the buttons. Though I think it’s a good idea, and encourage you do it, I’m still self conscious about it. So, I’m always sure to take the remote out of the bag before I check out of the room. I’m weird like that.
So enjoy your summer, take a vacay and don’t touch the remote with your bare hands. You gotta use protection.