So, I was on a BOS-DCA on US last week. As *A Gold, no upgrade but I did get the row 4 bulkhead. (This is often reserved for *A Gold, so empty middles are common). I was in A, and another dude in C - no one in B. Upon getting to row 4, this dude - who looked to be a 30 year old in ordinary health - breaks out disinfecting wipes, and wipes down the armrests and the buckle to the seat belt prior to exposing himself to the atmosphere. I've flown more than my share, and have never seen nothin' like this. I am, indeed, one to think "well you eat a pound of dirt every year" and i do not get worked up about sterilizing everything in creation. My folks were the type - 40 years ago - who, upon learning that some kid up the street had chicken pox sent me and my brother to play with him, knowing that juvenile chicken pox were almost inevitable and preferable to the alternative to adult chicken pox. And I believe that the proliferation of antibacterial everything may result in the proliferation of resistant microbes. Basically, I think we live in a world with cooties, and I need to adjust around them. Question is, is my capacity for filth too high or was this dude over the top?