What Donald Trump and I Have in Common!

@drannhh (15247)
United States
September 25, 2008 1:30am CST
We both don't like germs. Trump doesn't like to shake hands, especially not with teachers. In an article in the Las Vegas Review dated today it is stated that teachers have the germiest profession, averaging about 17,000 germs per square inch on their desks. This is is 10 times more germs than any other profession. Trump states that bankers and accountants are the next germ-laden. His research indicates that they have the dirties pens of any profession. Other famous people share our concern. Cameron Diaz opens doors with her elbows. Hey, I do that, too, do you? Randy Moss of the New England Patriots is like me, too, doesn't touch door knobs with his bare hands. Al Roker applies hand sanitizer after having to shake hands with audience members from the Today Show. What about you? Do you work in a clean environment or do you have to fight off germs all day long at your job? Or are you one of those who figures we eat a peck of dirt in a lifetime and so what-me-worry?
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• United States
25 Sep 08
Ugh! I can not stand it when I go to my assigned register at work and then have to clean it, the belt, the scale, and the top of the turnstile where the bags are held. Then I have to fill the bags because the previous cashier did not do it. When I leave at the end of my shift, I make sure that all of that is done for the next cashier. One night, I was telling the gal who is the door greeter that I wonder what the other cashiers would do if they went to a restaurant and the table was dirty, the dishes and silver and glasses were all dirty. Would they, as a customer, want their food served in such a way? Same thing for our customers...they would not want their items put on a dirty belt.
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Clearly you are doing a wonderful service for your customers. I really hate to set my food down on some of those belts. Bleaghhhh! And I hate it when the clerks handling our food sneeze on it or cough into their hands and then directly touch the food.
• United States
26 Sep 08
Oh yuck! I know what you mean. We're having to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer to use, too. I usually sneeze into my upper arm. Just hope that I don't leave any goobers on it when I do.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
25 Sep 08
Even though others find me going overboard with this and even at the risk of being tagged a cleanliness freak, I would be extra careful not to touch the the public phones, toilets.. bare hands. I make sure to clean the office coffee cup myself. These are the potential hub of gerrms and disease! It important to teach the kids at a tender age so that they develop this habit of basic cleanliness. Like hand washing should be given priority to the kids. I make sure that the kids around me do clean their hands properly. (All that HAPPY BIRTHDAY singings..) Thanks.
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Good point. It is always so nice to see mommies who patiently work with their small children on hand dwashing in public places. It gives me hope for the progress of humankind.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
26 Sep 08
yeah, that does give us hope. Thanks for a great discussion.
• United States
25 Sep 08
I am one who doesn't worry about germs to much. I figure mankind has made it all these years without hand sanitizers. I do however want my DR or surgen to be very careful about washing their hands and being germ free as possible.
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I slid down an embankment once and had to interupt our vacation to go have a cast put on a resulting broken limb, and the medical center we went to was out in the boonies where I guess the staff wasn't too up on germs. A nurse put one of those grossly long fingernailed fingers that even if she washed her hands (which she didn't) would have been totally germ-laden right up inside the cast to feel around to make sure it wasn't too tight. Yuck!
• United States
26 Sep 08
Yucky!! I wouldn't have liked that at all. I think when in the hospital or food business it is vital to keep your hands (and finger nails)neat and clean.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
I don't work yet right now. I stay at home most of the time so I think it's safe to say that the environment I'm in is sanitary. However, when I go to the gym for my daily workout, I always make it a point to wipe down each machine with my own wet ones before using it. I don't wipe it anymore after though haha. I guess it's really germy everywhere you go. So I take a long with me wet ones when it can fit in my purse. And I always wash my hands with soap after visiting the washroom. I love Donald Trump! When is the next Apprentice showing?
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I have never seen an episode of the Apprentice and could not help you there, but when he is on the news or Larry King, I sometimes watch.
• Jamaica
26 Sep 08
nothing. he need to get a life and start his life from changing who he is today.
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Apparently you did not quite understand the question.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I don't worry much about germs unless if surfaces are obviously dirty, grimy and dusty. And when I know there's some kind of virus going around, then I am very careful as to what I touch. I do wash my hands almost always but it's more of an automatic thing for me to do so maybe that's why I don't really give germs much thought. But I don't touch door knobs, especially the bathroom ones. When I leave the bathroom, especially if it's public, I use a paper towel to hold the knob. I just think a lot of people don't wash their hands after doing their business so that's just my way of making sure.
@drannhh (15247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
It is a great amazement to me that more people don't realize that.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
hahah that's funny I have met a couple of people in our old apartment like that so these people and these famous figures, and you of course, have at least something in common :) I wash my hands before I eat, go to sleep, go out and after cleaning the house, do dishes, throw garbage, play with my cat, do gardening, do laundry I don't like visiting, staying or eating in a dirty place, but I also don't mind shaking hands with anybody or touch door knob in public places I guess I'm somewhat in the middle
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Yes, it is important to wash after playing with the cat or any other pet. Long ago (before hubby) there was a young man I rather liked but when he came to my house he recoiled upon seeing my cat. So I picked it up to take it in the other room and this fellow became quite agitated. Standing there holding the cat I stopped and asked what was the matter and he started going on about how could I touch "that animal" and didn't I know cats were full of germs. I kept the cat and kissed that romance goodbye fast. Maybe that makes me middle of the road too
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