We all put up with a lot when flying, but this is something that grosses me out. 

I have to be honest, for the past month and a half, I have been a frequent visitor to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. With all those visits come some unique perspectives regarding airport etiquette when traveling—I have to say, we need to be better. 

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When flying, most folks have two things on their minds: making their flight and being comfortable. I am a masochist and love booking early flights for some reason, so most of the time I will adorn a hoodie with sweats or shorts. I'm all about comfort, and won't judge your airport fashion choices. However, there is one clothing choice I saw recently that got me thinking, and I have to share it. 

martince2/Getty Images
martince2/Getty Images

Going through TSA security can seem like a hassle, but it's simple. Taking off your shoes, taking electronics out of your bags, and having no liquids over six ounces sounds reasonable. Here's the thing; when I take off my shoes, I will be wearing socks like most people. Seems logical, right? Nope. 

I saw several people going full barefoot through TSA security. I get it, sandals are comfortable, but are you really going to walk barefoot on a rug that probably hasn't been cleaned all week and act like it's your living room? I just worry about what types of germs (or fungi) are possibly being transferred that way.

Photo by Danie Franco via Unsplash
Photo by Danie Franco via Unsplash

Sorry, I had to talk about this because I don't think I had ever seen that before, and it made no sense to me. Just wear some comfy sneakers with socks, and you will be happier—and probably safer. 

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