Germaphobe keen to stow her handbag while on the throne
DEAR ANNIE: With your ability to reach many people, how about a plea to have hooks put in all public restrooms? I’m sure other women also hate to put their purses on the bathroom floor in these public places.
— Germs, Yuck
Dear Germs: We suspect most women would rather put their purse on their head than drop it on the floor of a public restroom. If there is no hook, try resting the purse strap over the door latch. If that doesn’t work, there may be space on the toilet paper dispenser. You also could place your purse on your lap (awkward, but doable), or get a purse with a shoulder strap and don’t take it off at all. And you might look into purchasing a little plastic hook that will slip over a door and hold a purse, often available at drugstores or hardware stores. ( But do be careful if you hang this over the door, as someone can lift it from the outside.) As always, if there is a manager with whom to register a complaint, do so.