I may be a tad more anal about this than most, when leaving a public bathroom that has dryers and no towels and you have to pull the door open. I consciously attempt to grab the handle where others are least likely to touch.
I do that and use my pinky on the off hand to touch what I figure to be the most likely least touched spot, or if it's a high traffic bathroom I'll strategically time my exit with someone else entering.
Along the same lines has anyone else noticed how many fellas come out of the stall and head directly out the door without washing their hands? UGH!
LOL...I only turn on the hot water handle to wash my hands, figure less people touch that one.
Let it get it so hot that you scald every germ ... and then I use your pinkie and a very fast motion on the handle, as soon as the door cracks open let go and stick your foot in there and swing it open!
I'm not that anal. I do wash my hands and use a sinus rinse, that is really key to flushing all the germs out of your nasal, which is where the majority of illness festers and grows. Ick. Plus I have allergies that now seem like year round and it helps.
I had the flu on Christmas so hopefully I've had my dose for the year...but there is some bad stuff going around here.