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The 4 W's: Wee-Wee & Washy-Washy (I just made that up...seriously)

Posted on 2009.01.27 at 09:00
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Current Music: Arnold - Myth, Faith, Belief
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You're going to wash your hands, right?

It doesn't appear to be limited to any specific culture insofar as either region or religion, as much as a personality type as far as I've been able to tell. Understanding that we all have times and reasons we don't (believe me, in some of the countries I've been in, my cock was cleanest thing in the restroom) most who refuse to wash their hands after using the restroom appear arrogant. As if, for some reason, their immune to the practice. Surely in this day and age it couldn't be ignorance...could it?

I am personally bothered by it - not that I'll think less of you - not at all! I will, however, likely NOT shake your hand. Especially if you've just come from a stall in the men's room, and walk out without stopping at the sinks. Ghastly.

I'm also curious if those arrogant enough to walk out of the restroom without washing their hands are arrogant enough to discuss it under the scrutiny of the public eye:

Poll #1338455 Wee-Wee & Washy-Washy

Do you wash your hands prior to leaving the restroom?

I don't know
I don't need to because [insert some juvenille adage here]
Only because my work demands it
Let me explain below in the comments...


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-01-27 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
At a former workplace of mine, one of my colleagues would never wash her hands after she'd been in one of the stalls. Her justification was that she didn't pee on her hands, so why should she wash them? I just boggled over that.
ehowton at 2009-01-27 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
Your avatar is uniquely suited for her explanation.
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-27 16:10 (UTC) (Link)

Not for the faint of heart...

For some... shaky shaky. lol This is a pretty interesting topic. Having worked a myriad of menial jobs in my younger years - I have seen it all. And I still, to this very day, have had my worse experiences cleaning woman's restrooms. Sugar and Spice indeed... What really gets me is the brown artwork in both gender's restrooms. Witnessing "La Cat Eyes" written inside a stall door in said brown hue... is... ok... i can't go any further... YUCK!!!!!!!!!

But YES! I most certainly wash after. But sometimes the state of a public restroom is so disgusting I must carry a tiny bottle of Purell with me. I have witnessed men peeing all over the sinks and the mirrors only to finish up by puking in the trash can. Being a rock musician, you also see some of the more interesting sick sides of human nature. When playing any venue I search the surrounding area for a Subway or any other establishment with a decent restroom. Just to avoid the lake of pee that covers 90% a men's restroom by 9 p.m. in a club.
ehowton at 2009-01-27 16:32 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Not for the faint of heart...

Cute avatar!

When I was in college I worked at Wal-Mart in Irving, Texas and nearly lost my job when I refused to help the 'Code Six' (cleanup guy) help scrub down the women's restroom where someone had earlier detonated a menstrual grenade.

This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2009-01-27 16:11 (UTC) (Link)

"You know when I wash my hands? WHEN I SHIT ON THEM! And that happens - tops! TOPS! - three, four times a week!"
ehowton at 2009-01-27 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
sacredyuja at 2009-01-27 17:34 (UTC) (Link)

Cleanliness is next to -insert higher power/whoever you believe in name here-

One of my cousins from time to time doesn't wash her hands when leaving the bathroom - when asked why she claimed that urine is sterile. While this is true FOR HER OWN BODY - it's not for everyone elses!

Wash your hands please!
ehowton at 2009-01-27 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
My son scrubs his hands like a surgeon when he's finished...and he's only eight. I blame myself.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-01-27 18:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so not arrogant I not only wash my hands after I go to the bathroom but before I go as well!!!
ehowton at 2009-01-27 19:51 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I'd touch you at all.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-01-27 19:43 (UTC) (Link)
I wash my hands every time I leave the bathroom whether I've voided something or not. It's purely psychological, but I've always felt that quirks that encourage personal hygiene aren't something to 'correct.' which also applies to my inability to leave my apartment without having first showered.
ehowton at 2009-01-27 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
Well reasoned. My mother the nurse was a mysophobic. I wasn't allowed to be set on the ground until I was over six months old.

Hrm, that could explain a lot...
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-27 21:48 (UTC) (Link)
And forget not to say your ABCs while you wash thoroughly. By the time your done with the recital your hands should be finger lickin' good enough.
ehowton at 2009-01-27 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
I chew moist snuff tobacco. Because of this, I ensure my hands are *pristine* at all times, because they often find themselves in my mouth, or embarrassingly, my other orifices.
Tat-Man the Zombie Hunter
scareypete at 2009-01-27 23:08 (UTC) (Link)
I wash In Public Restrooms, After Pooping, Prior to Cooking, Before seeing Patients, Before seeing Tattoo Clients, After Cleaning the House. And if I got Pee on my hands.

But if I am home, and I gotta Pee and the above conditions aren't present... nope.
ehowton at 2009-01-27 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
Those are all admirable conditions.
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-27 23:12 (UTC) (Link)

Stink Palm

ehowton at 2009-01-27 23:19 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Stink Palm

joey_glover at 2009-01-28 02:30 (UTC) (Link)
There's some gross stuff in an all males barracks. Chief of which(in my opinion) is that no one ever washes their hands. It's more than just gross, it's probably one of the chief reasons diseases spread so easily in the corps. (not to mention some of the other uses hands are put to....)
ehowton at 2009-01-28 02:57 (UTC) (Link)
I had but one rule during basic training: DON'T TOUCH ANYONE.
irulan_amy at 2009-01-28 04:24 (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes when in the restroom at work (two stalls), people will walk out without washing their hands. I almost have said something along the lines of EWWW.
ehowton at 2009-01-28 14:15 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh - next time, shudder visibly. If they approach you to ask what's a matter, shrink back and screech, "DON'T TOUCH ME! YOU DIDN'T WASH YOUR HANDS!"
ex_crowy at 2009-01-29 16:55 (UTC) (Link)
When I am in public, I do. Always. When I am at home, I don't always because I know the cleanliness level of my own bathroom.

If you meant JUST in public, then yes, yes I do. I also refuse to touch anything in the restroom and use my foot/a paper towel/whatever is most accessible at the time to open doors, turn off faucets, flush, etc.

Because those people who don't wash are touching everything with their wee wee stained hands. I don't want to THINK about what else could be lurking on their hands from a trip to the pot.
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