People who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom
August 19, 2008 1:45pm CST
I think it's the most disgusting thing when someone uses the bathroom, especially a public bathroom, and they walk right out after they've flushed the toilet. That drives me crazy. My ears become a radar when someone uses my bathroom..some time should pass after you flush and open the door. When they are right after each other, I call that person out and tell them to wash their hands before going into my kitchen. Now I have to clean the door knob with a clorox wipe. When using a public bathroom, there is a system you have to follow to ensure the utmost cleanliness. First, give someone all of or your stuff...purse, bracelets, coat, etc...because you don't want to have to bring that into the bathroom. If no one is available, leave everything on including purse unless there's a hook in the stall, and roll everything up including sleeves. Roll your pants up before entering the stall..this prevents whatever is on the floor from rubbing onto the bottom of your pants when you pull them down. Preferably, I use the handicap bathroom because its huge and you don't have to rub your pant leg against the toilet to get out of the bathroom. If it's No.1, make sure your underwear is not touching the toilet, and NEVER use toilet paper that is already hanging...you don't know what was done to it. I hope I don't have to say not to sit on the toilet. If it's No.2 (if you can't wait to get home), roll some toilet paper around your fists AT LEAST 6x as if your rolling up a long cord or something. Do this twice to cover both sides of the toilet seat. Also, take some toilet paper and put it into the toilet...this prevents splashing...ewww! When you leave the stall, look to see what your drying options are...whether paper towels or an air dryer. If it's paper towel, roll that down first before washing hands. If it's the air dryer, use something that may not affect someone else like your elbow or something. You can also kick the button lol. Wash your hands but don't turn off the water until you have dried your hands with the paper towel. Then use the paper towel to turn off the water and open the door. Everything is sooo much easier when the appliances are automated, but be careful with the automated toilets because they splash severely. As soon as you wipe move out the way! This one time, the bathroom had an air dryer...I left the water running and waited about 3mins for someone to come so that I could leave lol. I know people aren't as crazy as I am but just think about everything your touching when in a public bathroom, and if someone were preparing your food if you demanded that they follow these steps...hmmmm.
• United States
19 Aug 08
I wash my hands all the time, but those other things...well that's too much time to devote to the situation. My 2 rules are Wash hands and don't take food or drink in with you. While on a road trip, at several rest areas, I noticed how many people didn't wash up and the amount of people bringing in a bag of Mc Donalds and/or a drink in with them. UGH!!
• United States
19 Aug 08
I want to hurl when I see people carry food into a bathroom. The smells of the bathroom and eating doesn't complement one another to any degree lol. I've been told how crazy I am but I'm glad to see that the basics are recognized by some people. I would have to say that men are the most disgusting, but some men would claim that we are lol.