When you use a public bathroom how do you flush the toilet?

United States
November 8, 2006 10:58pm CST
I use my foot to step on the flusher cause I REFUSE to touch it with my hand! I think public bathrooms are so nasty. I try to get away with touching as little as possible in them. After I wash my hands I use the paper towel I used to open the door.
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@del251nyu (212)
• United States
9 Nov 06
toilet - toilet
I'm not one of those clean freaks but I tend to do the paper towel for the door thing. I'm one of those people that could go a day without brushing their teeth or can use their own bathroom and not wah their hands, but a public bathroom is completely different.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Thank you for your response.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
14 Nov 06
Yeah I know that I still have to come across thats clean here in India.
• Mexico
9 Nov 06
The public bathrooms here the flusher is a like a foot pedal which you press with your feet so you dont have to touch them.
• United States
9 Nov 06
That would be nice if they had those everywhere! Where do you live that they have those?
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• Mexico
9 Nov 06
I live in Cancun mexico. Im not sure if they have those all over the country but they have them in 90% of places here
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• United States
9 Nov 06
In Cancun they have those? Hmm... Well they don't have them in the public restrooms i've been in here in California.
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@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
I always flush it....but i usually use my foot...some naaaaaaaaaaaaasty johns out there!!!...I went to this bar that was so bad...u hadda stand 3 feet from the urinal so the crabs wouldnt jump on ya!...lol
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@mamarama (207)
• United States
9 Nov 06
LMAO!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
aahahahahaha SICK! Thanks for the response.
• Canada
9 Nov 06
np...now i know why they took out the part where u gotta pay a dime to use the bathroom....I mean who would willingly pay for VD?
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@mansha (6301)
• India
9 Nov 06
Wow a true confession there . At last I ammnot alone in my secet. Even I feel that they are dirty especially In India. We love to display our garbage to people. Its always strewn around everywhere. I dont trust toilets too, I prefer not to use them. Very rarely I go.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
lol I have no shame of my germ phobia for public restrooms! Thank you for your response. :)
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@mansha (6301)
• India
14 Nov 06
I always thought I only do so.It was sure encouraging to read through your thread and finding so many people doing the same.
@Violette13 (1048)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I use my foot as well, or if i'm lucky they are the self flushing ones. On the other hand, i have a pet peeve here. Girls that hover over the toilet to pee, for the love of god, MAKE IT INTO THE TOILET. Girls are so foul in the bathroom. They splash all over the seat, the other day i stumbled across a public facility and the toilets were unusable, filled with feminine hygeine products, blood and other body um.. nasty things.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I KNOW!! I hate when they hover and pee all over the seat! When I use public bathroom's I put like 5 toilet seat covers on the toilet. I don't really like the self flushing ones cause sometimes when you're still sitting there they flush and then you get splashed and that grosses me out so bad! Thanks for the response.
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6 Dec 06
It's been proved that hovering over the toilet seat like that is really bad for you! It stops all the urine from coming out and you end up with a bit left behind that really doesn't do you any good.
@KevinIX (47)
• United States
24 Nov 07
You have to love the bathrooms with the automatic flush sensors. The automatic soap dispensers. The automatic water faucets. Now they even have automatic paper towel dispensers. Haha! It would be pretty cool once they have automatic doors too.
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• United States
4 Feb 08
lol I don't know where you are but they don't have those around here. :)
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I also use my foot to flush. I try not to touch anything unless I have too. I always wash my hand too, it amazes me how many women use the bathroom and don't wash their hands. That is unreal gross, imagine all the germs they are passing around. I think the womens restrooms are nastier then the mens and thats a shame.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
It amazes me how many women AND men don't wash their hands after using the restroom. Thank you for your response.
@tusharb (3160)
• India
9 Nov 06
i flush wit my legs...i hate to touch it
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Do you use your legs or your feet?
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Same here, plus i work in a hospital sooo... twice as disease infested. :)
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Yikes! I would be wearing gloves for my whole shift! :) Thank you for your response.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I try never to use a public restroom but when I do, I use my foot to flush it. Public restrooms are so gross!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I agree! Public restrooms are disusting! Thank you for your response.
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@Happygal (53)
• New Zealand
9 Nov 06
With my foot.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Thank you for your response.
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@tjmoola (1862)
• United States
9 Nov 06
That's a good idea, some public bathrooms are nasty!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Well glad I could save you some germs on your hands. :) Thank you for your response.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
LOL, When I HAVE to use one..I have a STRICT procedure that I follow. grab paper towel push door open with foot,lock door with paper towel,NEVER sit down--always "hover" over seat--I have perfected my aim!!lol-- rip off first several pieces of toiletpaper--(someone else probably has touch them getting there's-ewww) kick start the flusher-wont touch the handle,take the paper towel that was sitting on the toilet paper dispenser I used prior and open the door head to grab another paper towel to turn on sink wash hands with soap then grab another paper towel to turn of sink grab more to drry hands and use those to open the door to leave.after all that I still feel icky using them!!!!My friends laugh at me..I dont care !! ;)
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• United States
9 Nov 06
lol I forgot about the ripping off the first few pieces of toilet paper. I do it mostly if the end of it is all wrinkly. You don't know who was handling it before you! You go through a lot more using a public restroom than I do, that's for sure! Thanks for the response.
• Canada
9 Nov 06
That never ceases to amaze me....How u get aim without havin one of these?!...*pointin down*...lmao
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• United States
12 Nov 06
lol let me tell you it took some practice..lmao
@Kelian (768)
• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Nov 06
If there’s toilet paper, I’d take a piece and use it to flush then drop it in so it can flush down too. I’d use tissue to touch the door too.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Toilet paper is too thin to flush with. I'd still think I was getting stuff on my hand. lol Thank you for your response.
• United States
9 Nov 06
Toilet paper is too thin to flush with. I'd still think I was getting stuff on my hand. lol Thank you for your response.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I do that too, flushing with my foot. The other night there were only 2 nasty toilets in a public restroom and I had to go bad and the drive home was over an hour. I picked one where you couldn't see anything nasty in it, just paper. When I flushed I made the mistake of looking, and there was poo swirling around in there and I didn't poo! It was so gross! Nasty nasty nasty!
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• United States
5 Dec 06
GROSS! I hate that. You should have flushed first. At least it didn't overflow on you!
• India
5 Dec 06
we have got all the self flushing ones here..but rarely if its manual i dont flush at all...its irresponsible people like me who make em nasty!
• United States
5 Dec 06
Gross. Why would you want to make them nasty?
• United States
17 Nov 06
Most of the public bathrooms I use now have those automatic flush toilets. But otherwise I'd use a piece of tiolet paper to flush it. I don't even sit on the tiolet seat, LOL. By the way, my daughters name is Sophie as well (actually it's Sophia, but we call her Sophie sometimes!)
• United States
17 Nov 06
They need to update the toilets out here then! My daughter's name is Sophia but we call her Sophie. :) Mostly her dad and I call her Sopha. lol It's just our little name for her and it's kinda funny to us. :) How old is your Sophia? Thank you for your response.
@prue187 (518)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I use my hand then wash them, but most of the time when I go to a certain restroom in a shopping mall or something it flushes automatically, they have the same type of como in walmart it flushes by itself.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
A lot of public restrooms still have the kind that you have to flush yourself. I don't like the auto flush ones cause sometimes they flush while you're still on the toilet and you get splashed! Thank you for your response.
@farocop44 (448)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
Sometimes I use my foot but if there are paper towels handy that I can grab without touching anything else I will use that
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• United States
9 Nov 06
The problem with that is that there aren't ever paper towels in stalls. Thank you for your response. Oh, I'm giving everyone positive ratings that has responded to this topic! :)
@Sorathian (4331)
• Pakistan
9 Nov 06
I Don't Use Public bathroom I usually Control My Pressure
• United States
9 Nov 06
I used to be able to but when I was pregnant that all changed. Even now after I had my baby almost 3 months ago, I still find myself using public restrooms sometimes. I think it's cause my boyfriend always has to pee so then i'm like well now I have to go too! Thanks for the response.