Are you scared of the coffee shop?

Good Morning America took an extraordinary amount of effort to tell us bacteria might be lurking on the lids and sugar containers at the local coffee shop.

Should we be concerned that someone handling money and credit cards is preparing our coffee?

I have lots of issues with this.

First, why target coffee shops? Hot and cold beverages are served virtually everywhere, so why pick on coffee shops? Why not look at all restaurants, especially those which handle much more difficult ingredients to manage, like raw meat?

What are you going to find on the tables, counters and supplies of “any” restaurant?

Chances are, lots of things. Why not look at our own counters and coffee supplies at home?

Fact is, bacteria is everywhere. Alarming us of this fact is not news.