Thanks for your insight, Adam, Diabetic Cyborg. I must admit germaphobia didn’t cross my mind when I wrote this, but many of my passengers did indeed carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer attached to their backpack…

We Europeans are more used to public transport than North Americans so we don’t bat an eyelid unless something / someone is really gross, which occasionally happens.

The Paris métro for example isn’t the most sanitary place on Earth and it has that particular rotten egg aroma that takes some getting used to. 🤣

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