Wednesday, October 25, 2006

To wash or not to wash

Over the last 6 months I have noted a behavior that I find most puzzling. I have always believed that women were superior in planning skills, in knowing the right thing to do and when (DUH) and many other areas over the men-types. I also used to think that they were the more clean of the two sexes. But I have noticed something that is making me question my beliefs.

NOT ALL WOMEN WASH THEIR HANDS AFTER USING THE TOILET!

I admit I never really paid much attention to the hand washing practices of others whom I am sharing a restroom with, but recently I have begun listening to the post-toilet-using-activities of fellow ladies' room users to see if they just walk out, of if they stop to scrub the little nasties off their hands before touching the OUT handle of the door. To my shock, almost every person whom I have had the fortune of listening for these activities have headed straight for the door.

Now I'm not a germaphobe, really I'm not. In fact I still chuckle when I think of my MIL-to-be tell her granddaughter to not touch anything in the bathroom because its icky and dirty, but then encouraged her to push the button for the elevator. I figure the more germs kids are exposed to the better. But still... the bathroom door OUT handle is usually the cleanest place in the public restroom, but sadly not here.

My world is forever changed.

6 comments:

beenzzz said...

That is so disgusting. Can you imagine the germs on their hands and then they stick their dirty little mits in the candy bowl at work. GROSS!

J said...

Oh, you've totally grossed me out. One more reason to be thankful that I work from HOME!

Tracy said...

Ewwww!

Gina said...

That is so disgusting! I mean, they can't even pretend just to rub some water on them or something?

When I think of no hand washing, I always remember that Seinfeld episode where they guy is supposed to make them a special dish at the restaurant, and then Jerry sees him not wash his hands and refuses to eat it!

Maya's Granny said...

Oh, my.

Heather said...

When my kids are with me and I notice someone not washing...I always make a big deal to my kids so the other person will get the hint...

something like this...

As we are at the sink and someone starts heading for the door...

"Okay honey we really need to wash good...there are so many germs that live in here and they could make us very sick if we don't wash really good...okay?"

One time I was eating lunch...I used the restroom and overheard someone talking on a cell phone in one of the stalls...it was a waitress and she just opened up the stall and walked out...EWWWW! I ended up telling a manager because I was so disgusted!!

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