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(UPI)   Survey concludes most adults don't wash their hands long enough. Mind you, this was the fourth annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey, so by definition the desired results might have been a bit optimistic   (upi.com ) divider line 50
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2013-01-13 07:51:22 AM  
What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.
 
2013-01-13 09:15:26 AM  
Every public washroom has such God damned low flow faucets that it takes at least half of an hour to get the soap off.
 
2013-01-13 09:18:26 AM  
I don't want to pay royalties for "Happy Birthday".
 
2013-01-13 09:22:04 AM  
Anything less than 45 minutes just doesn't get them clean.
 
2013-01-13 09:25:00 AM  

notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.


Grab a paper towel to open the door.
 
2013-01-13 09:26:21 AM  
You mean the dumbasses I work with who "wash" by dipping their hands under the water for a second, not using soap, isn't enough?!
/ I actually get made fun of for using a paper towel to grab the community coffee pots when I pour my coffee. Gee, I wonder why I would do such a thing...
 
2013-01-13 09:28:26 AM  

notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.


The doors usually swing in for line-of-sight issues, that and it takes up a lot more space for a door to swing into a corridor/vestibule and meet code.. A auto opener take care of sanitation issues but is pricey.
 
2013-01-13 09:28:43 AM  
so your supposed to sing "Happy Birthday" 10 times after cleaning your hands. otherwise you won't get sick cause your killing all the good bacteria
 
2013-01-13 09:35:10 AM  

oukewldave: You mean the dumbasses I work with who "wash" by dipping their hands under the water for a second, not using soap, isn't enough?!
/ I actually get made fun of for using a paper towel to grab the community coffee pots when I pour my coffee. Gee, I wonder why I would do such a thing...


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/I'm one of those dumbasses, not specifically the dumbasses you work with, but one of those dumbasses
//strangely my immune system is in pretty good shape, wonder why.
 
2013-01-13 09:36:50 AM  
It's not a hand washing thing it's a "This bathroom is farking dirty and I'm touching as little as possible while I'm in it." thing.
 
2013-01-13 09:38:56 AM  

notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.


This x100. What's the point when the guy next to you scratches his azz with his bare hands then walks out smirking at you for washing your own hands???
 
2013-01-13 09:39:41 AM  
Also be sure to Fletcherize when you chew, chew chew.
 
2013-01-13 09:41:16 AM  

BumpInTheNight: /I'm one of those dumbasses, not specifically the dumbasses you work with, but one of those dumbasses
//strangely my immune system is in pretty good shape, wonder why.


No kidding. I would rather put up with getting sick every once in a while than constantly be ridiculed as a paranoid hypochondriac or germaphobe. Why not just wear gloves 24/7?
 
2013-01-13 09:45:40 AM  
And everyone wonders why Influenza is having such a strong year.
 
2013-01-13 09:49:07 AM  

MylesHeartVodak: And everyone wonders why Influenza is having such a strong year.


I remember once I opened the window and in flew enza.
 
2013-01-13 09:49:23 AM  
I've been obsessed with washing my hands since I was around 11. I'm 40 now. My hands are 60. But, they're clean. I never get sick (except for those years I was doing bad drugs). In conclusion, wash your hands, people.

/tmi
 
2013-01-13 09:49:51 AM  
"The survey also found 70 percent of U.S. adults said they always washed their hands after using a public restroom, 29 percent said they sometimes skipped washing hands and 1 percent said they never washed after using a public restroom."

If the restroom is well kept I will, but if it's your average public restroom I usually don't. I know exactly where my dick has been, on the other hand I have no farking clue what kind of nasty ass farkers have touched the sink, faucet, soap dispenser, towel dispenser etc.
 
2013-01-13 09:51:34 AM  
What about the adults who don't wash their hands at all???!
 
2013-01-13 09:53:13 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "The survey also found 70 percent of U.S. adults said they always washed their hands after using a public restroom, 29 percent said they sometimes skipped washing hands and 1 percent said they never washed after using a public restroom."

If the restroom is well kept I will, but if it's your average public restroom I usually don't. I know exactly where my dick has been, on the other hand I have no farking clue what kind of nasty ass farkers have touched the sink, faucet, soap dispenser, towel dispenser etc.


Unless you have no arms, that's what elbows are for. Turn on faucet with elbow, get soap from nasty dispenser, wash. Leave bathroom without touching anything nasty in there. Done.
 
2013-01-13 09:54:19 AM  
I forgot to mention. Shut off faucet with elbow. But, that should be obvious.
 
2013-01-13 09:55:43 AM  

Deep Contact: notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.

Grab a paper towel to open the door.


I know. It's like a foreign concept to some people.

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BumpInTheNight: oukewldave: You mean the dumbasses I work with who "wash" by dipping their hands under the water for a second, not using soap, isn't enough?!
/ I actually get made fun of for using a paper towel to grab the community coffee pots when I pour my coffee. Gee, I wonder why I would do such a thing...

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/I'm one of those dumbasses, not specifically the dumbasses you work with, but one of those dumbasses
//strangely my immune system is in pretty good shape, wonder why.


What's wrong with you?
 
2013-01-13 10:04:51 AM  

Frankenstorm: I forgot to mention. Shut off faucet with elbow. But, that should be obvious.


And flush with your foot people, never your hands. That's why the levers are positioned lower. Even if they're high, I will use my yoga moves to get that foot up there. If they're auto flush, even better.
 
2013-01-13 10:15:39 AM  

CADMonkey79: A auto opener take care of sanitation issues but is pricey.


And the little foot brackets ought to be dead cheap.
 
2013-01-13 10:16:04 AM  
They should pipe in the happy birthday song in the bathrooms.
 
2013-01-13 10:19:03 AM  

Deep Contact: notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.

Grab a paper towel to open the door.


Unless it is one of those establishments with an "air dry" system instead of a paper towel dispenser. I wash my hands, but I'm not obsessive about it. As far as public restrooms, I use them as infrequently as possible and even then only AFTER I eat, never before. Have never had the flu as an adult so I must be doing something right.
 
2013-01-13 10:20:57 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: What's wrong with you?


Not sure but I can tell you its not falling deathly ill any time a foreign microbe makes contact with my skin because I neglect my immune system's training or having dried up crusty hands from over-washing them. My hands are in great shape and everyone especially my patients seem to commend them, even after they come out of the anesthetic afterwards.
 
2013-01-13 10:33:18 AM  
I sometimes wash my hands BEFORE I take a piss. Think about it. I take a shower in the morning and put on clean clothes. I then do whatever touching all sorts of unsanitized and possibly dirty stuff. If I haven't even broken a sweat which I usually don't, what do you think is cleaner? My hands or my dick?
 
2013-01-13 10:59:35 AM  
I have an excel spreadsheet at the office which contains names of guys I have witnessed walking directly out of the men's room after taking a dump or piss.

I won't shake hands with them or touch anything in their office when I go for a meeting.

Also, if you reach into the candy bowl, popcorn bowl, almond jar I'm going to publicly shame you to everyone in the office and warn everyone not to eat anything in that container. Pour it onto a paper towel or into a cup you farking a holes.
 
2013-01-13 11:05:59 AM  
Kinda reminds me of old joke....
2 guys are taking a piss in a public restroom, one of them goes to leave without washing hands, the other said "when I went to (school you dont like) they taught us to wash out hands"

The other guy replies "when i went to (your scool) they taught us not to piss on our hands.
 
2013-01-13 11:08:36 AM  

notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.


The bathrooms around here just have right angled entrances without doors. They've also got those rocket powered hand dryers that actually stretch your skin when they're on.
 
2013-01-13 11:24:02 AM  
In school we were taught to sing the Alphabet Song while washing hands.
 
2013-01-13 11:32:08 AM  

chrylis: CADMonkey79: A auto opener take care of sanitation issues but is pricey.

And the little foot brackets ought to be dead cheap.


Meh, not sure those are that great, especially on a heavy solid core door but you are right, cheap enough to install. I just stand there and wait for someone to open the door from the outside myself.
 
2013-01-13 11:34:46 AM  

Ronin_S: notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.

The bathrooms around here just have right angled entrances without doors. They've also got those rocket powered hand dryers that actually stretch your skin when they're on.


Those are usually reserved for schools or stadiums. Most prefer not to have all of the lovely sounds and smells from a public restroom wafting through their establishment.
 
2013-01-13 11:42:47 AM  
The real solution is to have the sinks in the hallways, outside of the bathrooms
 
2013-01-13 11:42:49 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: What about the adults who don't wash their hands at all???!


Oh, we're out here waiting for you.
 
2013-01-13 12:57:55 PM  

Deep Contact: notmtwain: What's the point?

In the majority of establishments, after you wash until you finish singing Happy Birthday twice, you still have to pull open the bathroom door afterwards, which presumably has been grabbed by every hand, washed and unwashed that has passed through.

// Bathroom doors should push open outwards for public health purposes.

Grab a paper towel to open the door.


What then? You will touch something else, and that surface will also be covered in germs and disease and filth.

The world is a dirty place. Get over it.
 
2013-01-13 01:45:36 PM  
We are swimming in a world of bacteria, most of which is not harmful or even beneficial. Washing your hands cleans them of all bacteria (as well as essential skin oils) for a very brief period of time. Being female, I don't have to touch my genitals in order to pee (which I do frequently). Thus I wash my hands when I need to rather than every time. Need to includes: before eating or cooking, when I touch something I shouldn't, and when I haven't in a while. I really don't care if you think it is gross, as you probably do things I think are gross as well.

What I can't stand is those people who are so afraid of germs that they not only use the paper toilet seats, but hover above them and pee all over, and then walk away without cleaning up their mess or even flushing. So afraid of other people's germs, but no problem spreading their own around.
 
2013-01-13 02:06:46 PM  
 
2013-01-13 03:10:35 PM  

NotARocketScientist: We are swimming in a world of bacteria, most of which is not harmful or even beneficial. Washing your hands cleans them of all bacteria (as well as essential skin oils) for a very brief period of time. Being female, I don't have to touch my genitals in order to pee (which I do frequently). Thus I wash my hands when I need to rather than every time. Need to includes: before eating or cooking, when I touch something I shouldn't, and when I haven't in a while. I really don't care if you think it is gross, as you probably do things I think are gross as well.

What I can't stand is those people who are so afraid of germs that they not only use the paper toilet seats, but hover above them and pee all over, and then walk away without cleaning up their mess or even flushing. So afraid of other people's germs, but no problem spreading their own around.


While I was doing some laundry I noticed on the bottle of bleach it said "Kills 99.9% of household germs" This started me thinking on the kind of people who are so obsessed with germs that they go around wiping down every surface of their house with bleach. These are the same kind of people who are constantly sick.

Being exposed to germs, viruses and bacteria on a small day to day scale is what helps keep your immune system working properly. People who spray everything with Lysol and wash their hands every five minutes are just making themselves sick more often.

Ask any doctor, some the healthiest people out there are plumbers. Why? Because they spend their days shoving their hands into germ and bacteria infested toilets and sewers all day, as a result their bodies have built up one hell of an immune system.
 
2013-01-13 03:15:20 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: George Carlin on Hand Washing


I think this one is actually better. Link
 
2013-01-13 03:25:47 PM  
My dick is cleaner than the sink. Though I do wash at work, mainly for the social stigma. But in a bar? Hell no.

Then again I eat food left out overnight, things past experation dates, and think the five second rule is far too restrictive.

I also never use that hand sanitizer crap. I wasn't born in a bubble, and believe exposure to germs and bacteria can be a good thing.
 
2013-01-13 03:34:55 PM  
Something I see at work way too often: a guy (there are several) comes into the men's room, heads to the sink, and  thoroughly washes his hands, then dries them. Next, he proceeds to the urinal to do his business. He zips up, heads straight for the door and out with no washing whatsoever.

What's up with that? Did mom teach him backwards? Opposite day? Is it like a dog peeing to mark its territory?
 
2013-01-13 03:50:28 PM  
You know why epidemics spread so much faster in third world countries? People there have limited access to water and soap.

Wash your damn hands. Welcome to the first world.
 
2013-01-13 04:12:23 PM  

Frankenstorm: ReapTheChaos: "The survey also found 70 percent of U.S. adults said they always washed their hands after using a public restroom, 29 percent said they sometimes skipped washing hands and 1 percent said they never washed after using a public restroom."

If the restroom is well kept I will, but if it's your average public restroom I usually don't. I know exactly where my dick has been, on the other hand I have no farking clue what kind of nasty ass farkers have touched the sink, faucet, soap dispenser, towel dispenser etc.

Unless you have no arms, that's what elbows are for. Turn on faucet with elbow, get soap from nasty dispenser, wash. Leave bathroom without touching anything nasty in there. Done.


Remind me to not sit next to you at the next showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
 
2013-01-13 05:36:56 PM  

edmo: Something I see at work way too often: a guy (there are several) comes into the men's room, heads to the sink, and  thoroughly washes his hands, then dries them. Next, he proceeds to the urinal to do his business. He zips up, heads straight for the door and out with no washing whatsoever.

What's up with that? Did mom teach him backwards? Opposite day? Is it like a dog peeing to mark its territory?


That is a little weird. But on the other hand, how dirty is your penis that you think you need to wash your hands after touching it?
 
2013-01-13 06:01:06 PM  

Jument: edmo: Something I see at work way too often: a guy (there are several) comes into the men's room, heads to the sink, and  thoroughly washes his hands, then dries them. Next, he proceeds to the urinal to do his business. He zips up, heads straight for the door and out with no washing whatsoever.

What's up with that? Did mom teach him backwards? Opposite day? Is it like a dog peeing to mark its territory?

That is a little weird. But on the other hand, how dirty is your penis that you think you need to wash your hands after touching it?


This is actually quite common with people who get their hands dirty for a living, as an example, auto mechanics.
 
2013-01-13 06:34:52 PM  

Jake Steed: I have an excel spreadsheet at the office which contains names of guys I have witnessed walking directly out of the men's room after taking a dump or piss.

I won't shake hands with them or touch anything in their office when I go for a meeting.

Also, if you reach into the candy bowl, popcorn bowl, almond jar I'm going to publicly shame you to everyone in the office and warn everyone not to eat anything in that container. Pour it onto a paper towel or into a cup you farking a holes.


your fired. leave your drama outside the office
 
2013-01-13 07:14:41 PM  

NotARocketScientist: We are swimming in a world of bacteria, most of which is not harmful or even beneficial. Washing your hands cleans them of all bacteria (as well as essential skin oils) for a very brief period of time. Being female, I don't have to touch my genitals in order to pee (which I do frequently). Thus I wash my hands when I need to rather than every time. Need to includes: before eating or cooking, when I touch something I shouldn't, and when I haven't in a while. I really don't care if you think it is gross, as you probably do things I think are gross as well.

What I can't stand is those people who are so afraid of germs that they not only use the paper toilet seats, but hover above them and pee all over, and then walk away without cleaning up their mess or even flushing. So afraid of other people's germs, but no problem spreading their own around.


I agree with you about the people who hover, and leave piss all over the seats............. but don't you wipe after pissing?

Is not washing a rural thing?
 
2013-01-14 02:02:03 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: George Carlin on Hand Washing

I think this one is actually better. Link


I also never get sick because my immune system gets a workout :-)
 
2013-01-14 11:50:58 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Ask any doctor, some the healthiest people out there are plumbers. Why? Because they spend their days shoving their hands into germ and bacteria infested toilets and sewers all day, as a result their bodies have built up one hell of an immune system.


"Any Doctor" says you're full of shiat. Some of the unhealthiest people are also plumbers.
 
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