Do you take the time to wash your hands after using the public bathroom??

@peanutjar (5251)
Canada
October 24, 2007 10:03am CST
Do you wash your hands after or just leave not bothering to wash your hands?Are you too scared to sit on the seat?Do you find public bathrooms are gross,especially the "toilet",ewww,germs??
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12 responses
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
24 Oct 07
I always do that whenever I go to toilet, bathrooms. I am always conscious about the contaminants that gets in my hands, so I make sure that I always wash my hands. I even use a hand sanitizer, which makes me think that I'm one of those "neat-freaks!" =)
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hello raijin,hows things going?No your not a neat freak,if you are so am i,haha.Im the same way too. Peanutjar:)
@laurika (4537)
• United States
24 Oct 07
I really don't like to go to the public bathroom, specially in some gass station, they can be really gross.I never sit, becuase even if I would caover the seat with paper it still gross to me.I always wash my hands at least two times and use elbow to shut the faucet or napkins.And the same for opening doors, or I would push it with my foot.Sometimes it sounds ridicilous, but we have to be carefull.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi laurika.Eww,the public gas stations seem to be the worse! Peanutjar:)
@violeta_va (4842)
• Australia
24 Oct 07
yes I do wash my hands but when you think about it you still have germs on your hands because you touch the tabs to turn the water on and wash than you touch it to turn it off and pick up germs again. And even opening the door after you wash your hands. So after I get out of the toilet I wash my hands and wash my sons hands and get out and wipe them off with wipes.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi violeta-va.Yes when we think about the door handles,theres more germs there and those small bottles comes in handy alot and are pratical. Peanutjar:)
@diillu (5130)
24 Oct 07
About me, I'm totally scared to use the public toilet. I just think that it is too gross and I hardly use the public toilet. I use public toilet if I don't have any other way. Otherwise I'm always in my room for the toilet. I don't even use the toilet in my school. I know it's not the good idea but still I really don't like using public toilets.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi diillu,i try to avoid those public washrooms all that i can. peanutjar:)
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
26 Oct 07
Hi, Those public toilets and bathrooms in our place are horrible. I just take some tissue papers if I have to use these toilets. If not a bottle of water from near by shops. If I see the public toilet is clean I would wast my hands otherwise I would just look for a better one if any near by.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
26 Oct 07
Hi shamrack.I hate using public bathrooms so much that i tend to hold myelf,haha.I know its bad to do but they are so gross.The workers in alot of them do not come and check the bathrooms alot to see if they are clean and alot of people are dirty,you know what i mean?Hehe, Peanutjar:)
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@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
Yeah ofcourse peanut! It is very important. I do wash my hands after using a public bathroom. And i am also very careful with it. I can say public bathroom are not safety enough to use with. :)
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi ciades,yes they are not safe.There are so many germs and bugs floating around in those things.Its like when i open that big door,i think of the germs right away and am scared to touch anything. Peanutjar:)
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I like poop.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hello kiobug,Ha,ha,ha.Your so funny!:):):)
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• United States
24 Oct 07
Hi peanutjar, Working in a food processing plant, has taught me the importance of getting rid of germs on my hands. Using the public toilet can be gross, and really freaks me out if I have to use them. I prefer to use the toilet and home. But if I am cought out in public and have to use it, I am extremely careful about it, and use hand sanitizer after I get out. It does make me feel more secure in my own safety. Happy posting..
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hello.Yes i cannot live without handsanitizer.It the best thing developed for keeping the germs away,haha. Peanutjar:)
• Canada
25 Oct 07
I try and use the publi toilet as little as possible. You betcha I wash my hands! Who knows how many germs and ickies are in there! YUCK! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear!
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi purpleteddybear:)Im the same but for my daughter its different,she still doesnt understand the germ factor in those washrooms and touches everything,including trying to sit in the seat and touch the cover to hang on,so i end up holding her in the air,hahah.It works. Peanutjar:)
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• Canada
30 Oct 07
Whatever makes it work! hehe
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• United States
29 Oct 07
I always do, especially now with the staph bug that attacks and is resistant to your immune system, and has caused more yearly deaths than AID's. It's scary and I definitely wont mess around with my health
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
30 Oct 07
Hi eeewww!Staph bug?!O.k i think im behind times,maybe i know about it but dont remember it,hehe.Yep another good reason for sanitizing. Peanutjar:)
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
25 Oct 07
I always wash my hands after using any washroom whether it be at home or where. I try to avoid using public washrooms altogether. Take Care my friend.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi grandmaof2.Yes i also do,its a good habit to also do it at home. Peanutjar:)
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
24 Oct 07
Absolutely! I would never use any toilet (especially a public one) without washing my hands when done. Usually I keep one of those seat cover thingy's in my purse for 'just in case.' Lots of public toilets have a holder that dispenses them, but quite often they're empty...hence why I carry one in my purse lol. If the public rest room has a paper towel dispenser, I use one of those to shut off the water valves, I figure there's no sense recontaminating once I've washed my hands.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
29 Oct 07
Hi,really?I never thought of that,its a good idea.My daughter is young and stil doesnt understand the public germ factor,she wants to sit on the seat and touch the toilet,eww!I hold her up without touching it,hahaha.Wow. Peanutjar:)