Do you eat food after you drop it on the floor?
Sure we hear about this 10-second rule, but... really....?
I've decided it isn't so much how long the object has been on the floor, but an equation of how much I want whatever it is I have dropped + a little bit the ooey-gooeyness of the object.
A piece of gum? Forget it - history.
A brownie? hmmm...depends on the deliciousness level.
An M&M? Oh yeah, we are good to go...that hard candy shell is a sure-fire protectant against all things germified.