Do you hate using public restrooms?

@dhicks30 (1948)
United States
December 4, 2006 3:01pm CST
I hate using public restrooms. I will hold it till my bladder hurts and I can't hold it anymore, before I will go. If I can't hold it anymore, I hold my pocketbook. I don't touch anything, I use a towel to turn the water off and to open the door. I just think about all of the people who don't wash they hands, or just run water over them. And what does that do? I also hate using public shopping carts. Cause how many people go to the bathroom, don't wash there hands. Touch the cart, and then you touch the cart.
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69 responses
• Brazil
6 Dec 06
Heh, having travelled, its a love-hate relationship Thailand was like a horror film, with "squatters", little porcelain holes for you to squat above and do your business. Not to mention many missed their aim. As I said, horror film. And I'd avoid them at all cost. Now Japan? God, the bathrooms wer cleaner than my own, had seat warmers, back massagers, song choosers and vn some with tv scrns showing muisc vidos. The Japanes know how to crap, hat's off to them. I'd love to go to a Japanse public bathroom, anytime, anyday, as its a real pleasure entering one Have a nice day!
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Seat warm and back massager I'd like to have that at my house. I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@mags31ca (203)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
I must admit that when I have to use a public washroom, I don't sit all the way down.
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
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• United States
5 Dec 06
I hold it too. It makes me queasy to even think of the public restrooms. I see people not washing their hands, not flushing the toilet -- Gross!
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Hate them, hate them, hate them! I'm the same as you! I'll only go if the pain is so bad, and when I do, I won't sit on the toilet, and when I flush the toilet, I use my shoe. I'll go wash my hands, dry them with the paper towel then use the towel to open the door, then toss the towel behind me, not caring if it ends up on the floor. The shopping carts - my kids make fun of me all the time. I take my shirt and wipe it before I touch it.
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I am glad to finally meet someone like me. I have the Howard Hughes germ phobia thing when it comes to going to public bathrooms. I try to always go before I go out, then if I MUST go to the public restroom I begin by getting a paper towel right when I walk in, I touch everything with this towel. Then I wash my hands and use the towel I wipe my hands on to open the door. As far as shopping carts go, I either have gloves on or I ALWAYS keep a small travel package of handi wipes in my purse so I can wipe the buggy handle clean. I thought I was the only person in the world with these problems. I have a friend that goes to EVERY public restroom in a 5 mile area. I do not see how she does it when she is so germ cautious about other things.
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
I HATE public washrooms as they are most of the time really dirty but sometimes I just don't have a choice if I am that desperate.
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
• United States
5 Dec 06
Yeah I don't like it either. You see people who leave and don't wash their hands. You see stalls that look like they haven't been flushed or cleaned sometimes. It can just be nasty sometimes to use public restrooms.
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
• United States
5 Dec 06
yes i hate it.. but sometimes i can't help it and have no choice but to use them... =:)
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I hate the smell, I hate the germs, everything. I will try very hard to not even have to use one. If I had to open a door on one, I won't eat with that hand. Call me paranoid! After taking microbiology, I wouldn't even eat food that's sat out a few hours. Just think of all the stuff it is incubating!
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Thank you, for your point of view.
• United States
5 Dec 06
Ewww... LOL
• India
7 Dec 06
prefer not to use them but i rather go to a public restroom than pee into the wind
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I read everyone's point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post, on my discussion.
• Malaysia
7 Dec 06
Public toilet don’t seem to bother me. It is not good to hold your urine. Everywhere also got germ, how to care so much. People who care too much about cleaningness tend to prone to illness more easily. I previously working with a boss who is very particular about cleaningness and he often get diarrhea whenever he eaten something not so clean. Sometime a few of us go out and have lunch and he is the only one fall sick after eating the food there
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I read everyone's point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post, on my discussion.
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I don't use a public restroom unless I absolutely have to. Most of them are disgusting because people are so sloppy about their personal habits and many restrooms are neglected by the employees who work there and are supposed to keep it clean. Not that I blame them. I heard from a friend who lives in Las Vegas about the time she was in a restroom and a waitress brought a tray of drinks into the stall and when she finished, she picked up the tray off of the floor and without washing her hands went back to work delivering the drinks to patrons.... UGH!
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
5 Dec 06
I am the same as you as well. I dont like going there. I am a microbiologist and know what kind of germs lurk aroubd in those spaces. I just make sure to wash my hands with hot water and soap and a good scrubbing before I leave. In fact I wash my hands probably about 30 times per day....to keep out any unessecary infections. This of course helps also to protect you from contracting the influenza virus!
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
30 times a day. Do you have dry hands? I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I will not use them unless it is absolutely necessary...and then I won't touch my body to the toilet seat in no way *lol* I will hold it till I get home if it is possible though.
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I know. I swear I am justing getting over a nasty cold and I know I got it from the shopping carts. I think I will start wearing gloves you know the rubber ones! What do you think? No really just make sure you wash your hands immediatly after shopping. Bye
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
• Brazil
5 Dec 06
yes, i'm with you! public restrooms are terrible!
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
• United States
5 Dec 06
i hate my school bathroom...the whole place is wet and u will think it water when its really not...so i avoid it and only use the caffeteria bathroom which is very clean
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@anjuscor (1266)
• India
5 Dec 06
i never uses pubilc restrooms... or shopping carts... if i go out of station, if i really need to stay in a hotel, i make sure rest room is really good, and clean.. i dont even use some else's house rest rooms... i use my house restroom... i never drink water and eat properly, till i go home...this is really bad habit, but still i cant help...
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
• India
5 Dec 06
me too.. i hate to admit this but the public restrooms are not of standard for a public to go use one.. the restroom are not maintained well too.. though they look so glamorous during the opening function, doesn't live up to the name.. so no to public restrooms
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.
@kishchun (497)
• Oman
5 Dec 06
yes, public restrooms are a pain, and i do suffer the same anguish as you do. but i don't bother much about shopping carts unless they look very dirty. of course i remember to wash my hands soon afterwards, as early as i can.
@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I think why I have the problem with the shopping carts, is because my kid use to put her month on it. And that grossses me out. I read everyones point of view. It is very helpful. It helps me to see how different people, have different opinions, from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to post on my discussion.