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(NYPost)   The annual winner of "[X] is dirtier than a toilet seat is: Checkout touchscreens. Come up and collect your cholera   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Bacteria, Feces, Gut flora, self-checkout counter, Escherichia coli, harmful bacteria, Self-service checkouts, Infection  
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1461 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Dec 2022 at 6:15 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-03 3:37:37 PM  
Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.
 
2022-12-03 4:57:29 PM  
<coughs up a bit of blood> Well now. That's the last time I use the kiosk in the deepest, darkest part of the congo....
 
2022-12-03 5:49:41 PM  
Asspickers use those.
But the hsndi wipes are located inside the entrance, no where near where that key pad of fecal doom is
 
2022-12-03 6:18:05 PM  
My bad.  I'll stop putting my ass on them.
 
2022-12-03 6:20:36 PM  
Annual? I do these tournaments monthly.
 
2022-12-03 6:21:30 PM  
And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.
 
2022-12-03 6:25:32 PM  
It's good for your immune system.
 
2022-12-03 6:29:34 PM  

Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.


poop is a universal constant for something that you dont want near your food or water sources. Toilet seats for the most part are communal plus they are the closet source to poop that people can identify with. The lizard part of your brain thinking you dont want your own or someone else's waste anywhere near you
 
2022-12-03 6:29:57 PM  

Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.


No kidding, I mean sure I bet women have it a little harder then men on this front, I can understand that hovering isn't that stable even if you get a hand on each wall.  But seriously it only takes like an extra two seconds up to do a quick pass around the seat to render the whole thing sterile.  I usually do a second pass as I'm finishing up to pay it forward.

Sometimes I can't believe the number of people who don't know that urine is sterile.
 
2022-12-03 6:31:07 PM  
I would consider using the self checkout if the store would pay me to be a cashier, but they will not.  Actually my thing is that I prefer cash transactions so the self checkout is not for me.
 
2022-12-03 6:31:40 PM  
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2022-12-03 6:31:45 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.

No kidding, I mean sure I bet women have it a little harder then men on this front, I can understand that hovering isn't that stable even if you get a hand on each wall.  But seriously it only takes like an extra two seconds up to do a quick pass around the seat to render the whole thing sterile.  I usually do a second pass as I'm finishing up to pay it forward.

Sometimes I can't believe the number of people who don't know that urine is sterile.


...except when it isn't.

// and when it isn't sterile, it REALLY isn't sterile
 
2022-12-03 6:35:17 PM  
If only there was something you could bring along to tap those screens.
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2022-12-03 6:35:20 PM  
Oh, I guess hipsters have been rubbing their beards on the touchscreens?
 
2022-12-03 6:36:23 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: I would consider using the self checkout if the store would pay me to be a cashier, but they will not.  Actually my thing is that I prefer cash transactions so the self checkout is not for me.


Do you get your cash from an ATM or always go inside the bank?
 
2022-12-03 6:36:29 PM  
Using the self-checkout is like masturbating.

I go shopping for the interpersonal contact with a cashier.
 
2022-12-03 6:37:19 PM  
Yeah germs are pretty much everywhere, and anything that gets frequently touched by people is going to be covered in all kinds of them.  You'll be perfectly fine if you just wash your damn hands.
 
2022-12-03 6:38:57 PM  
The touchscreen betting windows at casinos and horse racing tracks should have killed family members, friends and me by now.

/I wonder the germ count on penny slots at the Union Plaza in Las Vegas, right near the big bus stop terminal in Downtown LV.
 
2022-12-03 6:39:07 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Moniker o' Shame: I would consider using the self checkout if the store would pay me to be a cashier, but they will not.  Actually my thing is that I prefer cash transactions so the self checkout is not for me.

Do you get your cash from an ATM or always go inside the bank?


Ewww, physical money?  Do you know how many hands and other places those things have been?  Hello the 20th century called from its land line and wants its outdated gross currencies back.
 
2022-12-03 6:39:52 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: I would consider using the self checkout if the store would pay me to be a cashier, but they will not.  Actually my thing is that I prefer cash transactions so the self checkout is not for me.


You know the self checkouts take cash and make change, right?

Most, anyway. Sometimes they have card-only ones.
 
2022-12-03 6:42:40 PM  

bughunter: Using the self-checkout is like masturbating.


This is why I'm banned for life from the local supermarket.
 
2022-12-03 6:43:38 PM  
Yeah, we shouldn't have to touch them.
A gesture or body movement should suffice.
 
2022-12-03 6:44:13 PM  

EBN-OZN: If only there was something you could bring along to tap those screens.
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WTF is that?
 
2022-12-03 6:45:04 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.

No kidding, I mean sure I bet women have it a little harder then men on this front, I can understand that hovering isn't that stable even if you get a hand on each wall.  But seriously it only takes like an extra two seconds up to do a quick pass around the seat to render the whole thing sterile.  I usually do a second pass as I'm finishing up to pay it forward.

Sometimes I can't believe the number of people who don't know that urine is sterile.


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2022-12-03 6:49:13 PM  
Keyboards, computer mice, tv remotes phones already got this coveted statue decades ago

If this is news to you, welcome to 1950
Enjoy your Swanson TV dinner
 
2022-12-03 6:51:34 PM  
If myth busters taught me anything, it's that fecal coliform is everywhere.

No, really, everything is covered in poo bacteria.
 
2022-12-03 6:52:41 PM  

Porous Horace: Yeah, we shouldn't have to touch them.
A gesture or body movement should suffice.


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2022-12-03 6:55:19 PM  
One of my other carryovers from Covid is keeping a hand sanitizer bottle in my car all the time. Every time I get back in the car, sanitize.

Of course, my kids are in school and bring home all the germs to me anyway, sigh.
 
2022-12-03 6:59:11 PM  
The solution is obvious.

Never touch anything or anyone as long as you live.
 
2022-12-03 7:04:55 PM  
Anything that has a lot of hands on it is going to have a lot of germs on it. I mean, duh.

This is why "wash your hands before you eat/prep/serve food" is general advice. Keep in mind that "things a whole lot of hands touch every day" includes door handles, so even if you have a private office with no one else using your stuff, you already have whatever germs are circulating on you as soon as you walk in the building.

Also keep in mind that you're constantly exposed to a shiatload of germs, but unless you have an immune condition, rarely get sick, because your immune system will quickly wipe out small amounts of whatever gets in.

So use common sense: wash your hands regularly, don't take stupid risks, mask where appropriate for covid, and you don't have much to worry about.
 
2022-12-03 7:05:12 PM  

El_Dan: It's good for your immune system.


I think that's true. I'm not exactly fastidious about washing by hands and I rarely get a cold and I've never had the flu.
 
2022-12-03 7:09:07 PM  
Your immune system needs something to do to stay busy. When you try to live in a sterile environment, it gets bored and decides to eat you instead.
 
2022-12-03 7:11:57 PM  

Dr Dreidel: BumpInTheNight: Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.

No kidding, I mean sure I bet women have it a little harder then men on this front, I can understand that hovering isn't that stable even if you get a hand on each wall.  But seriously it only takes like an extra two seconds up to do a quick pass around the seat to render the whole thing sterile.  I usually do a second pass as I'm finishing up to pay it forward.

Sometimes I can't believe the number of people who don't know that urine is sterile.

...except when it isn't.

// and when it isn't sterile, it REALLY isn't sterile


Its only happened to me once, I noticed the seat was getting more green then yellow so I stopped right there and went to the doctor's office.  Would you believe I got it from my cat?  Man, you'd think for creatures that spend half their lives grooming they'd be the cleanest things in your house.
 
2022-12-03 7:13:57 PM  

Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.


Probably the cleanest item in my house at all times. Never know when food poisoning or the flu is gonna happen and I don't want to sit next something that reeks of pee for 5 hours
 
2022-12-03 7:25:34 PM  
That's why I bring along one of these when I know I'm going to have to use a public touchscreen.

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2022-12-03 7:28:16 PM  
Three years of pandemic and people still don't wash their farking hands.
 
2022-12-03 7:28:59 PM  

Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.


I use my penis
 
2022-12-03 7:47:32 PM  

ongbok: Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.

I use my penis



I always wear a condom before operating the touchscreen with my penis. You don't know the purchase history of whomever was there before you...

=Smidge=
 
2022-12-03 7:51:16 PM  

ongbok: Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.

I use my penis


Betcha hate it when its the kind that's got the notch cut out of the front eh?  I hear they do that so people don't steal them to use at home.  Notice how all the seats at home depot are nice ovals and stuff?  But the bus station, subway restaurants and porta potties are all those cheap ass u-shaped ones.
 
2022-12-03 7:59:09 PM  

BumpInTheNight: ongbok: Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.

I use my penis

Betcha hate it when its the kind that's got the notch cut out of the front eh?  I hear they do that so people don't steal them to use at home.  Notice how all the seats at home depot are nice ovals and stuff?  But the bus station, subway restaurants and porta potties are all those cheap ass u-shaped ones.


Why don't home toilets have the u-shaped seats? Some of us men would appreciate if they did
 
2022-12-03 8:23:16 PM  

ongbok: Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.

I use my penis


Seriously, joke's on these idiots! My cock has only had COVID three times!
 
2022-12-03 8:51:41 PM  
Interesting ...
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2022-12-03 8:56:07 PM  

ongbok: BumpInTheNight: ongbok: Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.

I use my penis

Betcha hate it when its the kind that's got the notch cut out of the front eh?  I hear they do that so people don't steal them to use at home.  Notice how all the seats at home depot are nice ovals and stuff?  But the bus station, subway restaurants and porta potties are all those cheap ass u-shaped ones.

Why don't home toilets have the u-shaped seats? Some of us men would appreciate if they did


It would really clear up where each foot is supposed to go.
 
2022-12-03 9:05:01 PM  

Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.


I keep a tablet stylus in my purse for this use and the debit card screens as well
 
2022-12-03 9:53:50 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: I would consider using the self checkout if the store would pay me to be a cashier, but they will not.


Buncha suckers in that self-checkout aisle.
 
2022-12-03 9:56:10 PM  

Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.


It comes into contact with peoples sweats behinds all day long, and splashes from the stuff going in coming into contact with the water in the toilet.
 
2022-12-03 10:00:36 PM  

too_amuzed: Interesting ...[Fark user image 422x750]


It is about her real age,
she is 51 BTW...
 
2022-12-03 10:02:48 PM  

sjmcc13: Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.

It comes into contact with peoples sweats behinds all day long, and splashes from the stuff going in coming into contact with the water in the toilet.


So, it's covered with fecal residue and stray pubic hairs. Big deal, so was your doorknob after Halloween.
 
2022-12-03 10:19:53 PM  

ongbok: BumpInTheNight: ongbok: Dustin_00: And that's why I use the knuckle on my ring finger on those things.

I use my penis

Betcha hate it when its the kind that's got the notch cut out of the front eh?  I hear they do that so people don't steal them to use at home.  Notice how all the seats at home depot are nice ovals and stuff?  But the bus station, subway restaurants and porta potties are all those cheap ass u-shaped ones.

Why don't home toilets have the u-shaped seats? Some of us men would appreciate if they did


They can be changed
 
2022-12-03 10:35:20 PM  

Dr Dreidel: BumpInTheNight: Mugato: Why is the toilet seat always a barometer for how filthy something is? Unless someone has bad aim, I don't see how a toilet seat would be that dirty.

No kidding, I mean sure I bet women have it a little harder then men on this front, I can understand that hovering isn't that stable even if you get a hand on each wall.  But seriously it only takes like an extra two seconds up to do a quick pass around the seat to render the whole thing sterile.  I usually do a second pass as I'm finishing up to pay it forward.

Sometimes I can't believe the number of people who don't know that urine is sterile.

...except when it isn't.

// and when it isn't sterile, it REALLY isn't sterile


but when people believe it is sterile, it is a lot easier to get them to agree to be peed on

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