Kyle and I have gotten in this conversation four times over the past week. I think I'm stumped on any additional justifications for my side of the disagreement, so I'm hoping to throw this out to you in *hopes* that you will agree with me. Any votes for Kyle's side shall not comment. (Just joking. sort of.)
Onto the disagreement: SCRUBS.
No, not these ones:
I'm talking about DIRTY, UNSANITARY, SOAKED IN SOMEONE ELSE's LIQUIDS = SCRUBS.
Sure, I think Kyle looks pretty darn hot in them, but that doesn't mean I would like him to still be wearing them around the house once he arrives home from work. Let's get our minds out of the gutter, I'm not saying I want him strutting around naked either, but that is neither here nor there.
The issue is cleanliness...or lack thereof. If you enter our house from our garage, the laundry room is immediately to the right. My suggestion was for him to put them into a separate laundry basket when he comes in. Currently, they find their way in heaps on the floor throughout our bedroom and bathroom. It totally grosses me out thinking about what lingering bacteria could be on those. Especially when he was on colorectal. Just sayin'.
Now, just to be fair, I'll share Kyle's case. Since the majority of the time a doctor wears scrubs, they are either in the OR (aka extremely sanitary and nothing would ever touch the scrubs since you are completely covered up) or wearing a white coat. Thus, it is no different than any other job. Actually, the white coat and dress clothes are probably less sanitary than scrubs, and I have no issue with those. (Until he brought up that point, at which I replied that I now I have an issue with all of his work clothes) Sure, he has a point. Valid? That's debatable.
Solution: Kyle could strip naked in the laundry room before he enters the house.
Reality: This will never happen. (And it's a bit mean of me to request something like that. Not to mention if we had guests, things would get weird quickly)
2nd Solution: Separate laundry basket in our bedroom for his work clothes.
Reality: I'm working on having him put them in a basket instead of beside it on the floor. Just picture me with kitchen tongs going around picking up the the scrubs.
Am I over-reacting? Is it really that big of deal that a strangers poo could be on our carpet?
There is just something about the scrubs that gross me out way more than dress clothes. Maybe it's the idea that they should be dirty considering their appointed name.
We need some solutions. (and I will admit, that solution may be me getting over the idea that it is disgusting)