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Men don't wash their hands after going to the toilet

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One thing I find completely disgusting is other men who don't wash their hands after going to the toilet.  I see it all the time in pubs and toilets at motorway service stations etc.  There are plenty of signs there that say "Now wash your hands please" and a whole row of unoccupied sinks with soap and hot running water, so what is the excuse for not taking a moment to do this simple task?

I can only assume that either pure laziness or lack of knowledge in the area of basic hygiene is the answer and it's a pretty widespread problem.

By the way, please don't tell me that it's clean because it definitely isn't Whilst urine may be a sterile liquid, certain parts of the anatomy that have loitered around in the darkness in ones boxers probably aren't immaculately clean - even if you are a modern man who knows that a fresh pair every day is a pretty good idea.  This is especially true in the summer where with the best will in the world, things will still get a bit clammy.

Now wash your hands, good advice for men I've also noticed that as I stand there in a public lavatory diligently scrubbing my hands that I'll sometimes get some curious looks and even the odd amused stare from others as they finish their business and leave the room without taking the time to do the same.  It's almost as if I'm the one behaving abnormally by daring to wash my hands!  Now look, I'm simply washing my hands, this doesn't mean that I swing for the other side you cretin!

Leaving aside the germs and the health issues just take a moment to consider the guys around you in a pub.  For example, the next time you area about to shake hands with someone, just ask yourself does he look like the kind of person with good personal hygiene.  Did he wash those hands after he wiped his @rse with them.  Oh yes, I've seen people do that too.  Go into the trap to have a number two then just walk straight out the toilet.

Absolutely disgusting!


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Doctor Hygiene

Doctor Hygiene

What really pisses me off, if you will pardon the expression given the subject, is that there is always only one door handle on the inside of men's toilet doors, and the doors almost always open inwards. If doors opened outwards, then all sorts of dirty hands could be used to touch the door handle to pull it open, but then those who choose to wash their hands would not be forced to grab a door handle on the way out - they could just push the door with their arm. Outward opening doors might be difficult though, so you could do what I saw in one office men's toilet. The photograph of a pair of trousers was pasted on the door, so that the door handle lined up with the fly. It made anyone leaving with unwashed hands realize they were doing the equivalent of making the next guy grab their wonga in order to open the door. Brilliant.
Doctor Hygiene
22nd May 12 06:51

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Jenny1986

Jenny1986

Uncircumcised men should roll back their foreskins and wash their willies properly too.
Jenny1986
18th Oct 11 11:25

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Freddie

Freddie

I always wash my hands after using the bathroom but I have often wondered why. Don't get me wrong here, I'll always do so, but isn't urine supposed to be sterile? I could be wrong of course but I'm sure I've heard that somewhere. If it is, then surely your hands would not be any dirtier anyway? I don't know!
Freddie
26th Apr 11 21:13

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Ming mang moo

Ming mang moo

Is it not common sense to wash your hands after using the toilet? This gripe should be re-named 'people' who don't wash their hands as some women ate tramps too. When you flush the toilet you can collect germs from the flusher so it's vital we wash our hands. Just think about it, if I went to the toilet and left without washing then I will have other peoples germs on my hands, I then go to lunch (at work) and pick up my sandwich and contaminate it with what I have just picked up in the toilet cubical from the flusher, it then goes into my mouth, into my stomach and if the previous person has had diarohere (can't spell) and not washed then I am at risk from it. Yuk! Wash your hands you 'orrible lot!
Ming mang moo
24th Apr 11 13:31

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dirty paw

dirty paw

Never considered it, so what you eat a few germs. Apart from the usual
childhood sickness never had been ill in my life.
dirty paw
2nd Mar 11 04:29

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anon

anon

women who don't wash their hands.They are just as bad.
anon
19th Dec 10 21:40

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Jojoba

Jojoba

Dangling your finger tips under runnning water doesn't count as washing your hands you scruffy sods at my work place!
Jojoba
19th Nov 10 23:11

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disgusted

disgusted

It takes a minute to wash your hands and not much effort either. Some scruffy women are guilty of this at my work place too but luckily I have a hand sanitizer in my bag all the time so I use that when I leave the toilets if I have the misfortune of touching the door after some scruff hasn't washed.
Children never wash their hands either in public toilets and they never flush and always leave toilet roll stuck to the seats....wonder if they do that at home?
Andy - You would care when you have to be off sick from work with a tummy bug, possibly caused by dirty folk not taking the time to wash their hands after using the toilet. Its basic hygien really, your parents teach you this from a very young age.
Like I said, Takes less than a minute.....simples!
disgusted
12th Oct 10 10:49

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rob

rob

One of the better recent toilet inventions is those self flushing loos. What they need next are cubicle doors that open without needing to be touched and finally the main door, that would only open once hands have been washed - and then being an auto-open, no hands door.

It'll come.
rob
26th Sep 10 21:03

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Repost

Repost

Why do some people not flush the toilet when they've finished? Is it really so much effort to pull the chain or the handle or whatever, and leave the toilet in the state you'd wish to find it?

On an almost weekly basis I go to use the office loo and find myself gagging at the unwelcome surprise waiting for me in the toilet bowl. Why should I flush somebody Else's waste for them? Why can't they do it themselves?

At home, the wife has a stubborn habit of not flushing after having a wee. I find this equally disgusting and constantly tell her how I feel about it, but it makes no difference.

How difficult is it to understand? I mean, really? Just flush the damn toilet!

I cannot tolerate people who don't bother flushing their waste after using public or communal toilets. It is absolutely revolting and inexcusable, not to mention unhygienic and anti social. Why leave your faeces and/or urine for somebody else to find? What makes you think the next person will enjoy seeing it and flushing it for you?

When you use a toilet, do everyone else a favour, be polite, and Flush before you Flee.
Repost
10th Jul 10 18:32

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Cutie

Cutie

I saw this sign in the women's toilets in the US, "Wash it off now, or eat it later."
Cutie
14th Jun 10 14:53

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anne

anne

Too right! & while wer`e on the subject of hygiene, what about those disgusting people who leave public loos without even bothering to flush, & people who mess all over the seats. I wouldn`t use these places if I didn`t have to, so it`s bad enough having to go in there, without having to clean up after the last person in there. animals are cleaner than that.
anne
25th Mar 10 13:19

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Now wash your hands!

Now wash your hands!

This gripe was in fact written by a man who washes his hands - me! I'm also aware that there are a number of women, perhaps not so many, who also can't be bothered to wash their hands. Maybe I should have named the gripe "People who don't wash their hands".
Now wash your hands!
4th Jan 10 12:58

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oldgrumpywoman

oldgrumpywoman

This gripe should be changed to "men don"t wash their hands". Filthy pigs! all of em!
oldgrumpywoman
4th Jan 10 10:46

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MikeP

MikeP

Andy : There is an argument against over-sanitation and obsessive washing and disinfection, but your view is just immature, ignorant, anti-social, stupid, and dirty. It really is that simple. You may wish to be filthy and unhygienic but you have no right to spread your germs and filth to others.
MikeP
4th Jan 10 06:56

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