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Random Thoughts #34: Hands off

April 10, 2019

I don’t spend all my time in public restrooms, but needs present themselves throughout the day and when that happens, there I am. And it’s not like I’m really paying that much attention to anyone else during my visits – eyes down, in and out is my motto – but I’m a people watcher and I notice certain things so I’m wondering what’s worse:

A) Guy finishes his time at the urinal, grabs the door handle and walks out.

B) Guy finishes his time at the urinal, washes his hands, doesn’t use the air dryer to dry them, shakes the excess water off his hands, grabs the door handle and walks out.

C) Guy finishes his time at the urinal, washes his hands, runs them under the air dryer for an insufficient five seconds, grabs the door handle and walks out.

D) Guy finishes his time at the urinal, washes his hands, doesn’t use the air dryer to dry them, runs his wet hands up and down on his (presumably dirty) jeans, grabs the door handle and walks out.

E) Guy finishes his time at the urinal, washes his hands, doesn’t use the air dryer to dry them, runs his wet hands through his (presumably dirty and greasy) hair, grabs the door handle and walks out.

In case you’re wondering, it’s not that I necessarily obsess about this sort of thing but there’s not a lot to think about when you’ve gone to see Mrs. Murphy. And really, who wants to touch public restroom door handles anyway?

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2019 6:27 am

    No matter what they do, all the guys you haven’t seen already fouled the door handle…

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  2. Michael B. Fishman permalink*
    April 11, 2019 6:47 am

    Which is why I’m always prepared for my exit.

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  3. April 12, 2019 7:09 am

    For me, the not washing is the most disturbing and the wet hands is the least considerate. This is also why I like door-less restroom entries.

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