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Old 09-01-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
AsimHanif
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Driving me crazy

OK, I just have to get this off my chest.
Why don't people wash their hands after using the restrooms???? Time and time again, I see (or hear) them go into the stalls (toilet), do their business and walk right out! What's up with that?
I work in an organization where there is a lot of interaction. I have also noticed a certain demographic that does this more than anyone else. They are called "Senior Management". What happens, you start to make over 100k and forget about hygiene class? So would it be rude of me not to shake an executive's hand if I notice that he did not wash his hands after a #1 or #2? What is the aiki way to approach that one?
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Driving me crazy

More than that, what about the proj. manager that subconsciously picks his nose in a meeting, then expects you to shake his hand afterward? How do you politely tell him you'd rather kiss a ....

Oh never mind...

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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Re: Driving me crazy

At the large company where I work I noticed once that, in fact, almost every guy did wash their hands, and pretty thoroughly, before they left the restroom. One of my ladyfriends at work actually was complaining to me last week that the girls just didn't wash up after doing their thing.

I thought it would have been the other way around, but, but. . . wait, I take it all back. Bye.

Respectfully, Richard
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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Re: Driving me crazy

Yes, from what I've heard, the woman can do some pretty nasty things in a bathroom.

Ron, when I'm in the rest room I try to catch a look at the shoes in the next stall. That way I can ID the disgusting .....
who doesn't believe in soap and water.

The nose thing right in front of you!!! Like nothings wrong??? Too much.
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:16 PM   #5
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Re: Driving me crazy

You do know the rest of the joke, right? When asked didn't his Momma teach him to wash his hands after he "did his thing; he replied his Momma taught him to not piss on his fingers.
An old chestnut, but one of my favorites. (clumsily rendered)
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Driving me crazy

There is one "Far Side" comic where it shows a fancy resturaunt, and there's a guy walking out of the bathroom, and above the men's room door is this giant, flashing sign that says, "HE DIDN'T WASH HIS HANDS."

for the record, 1 in 6 people wash their hands after using the bathroom. Gross, huh?

~Emily
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Old 09-02-2004, 09:08 AM   #7
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That's funny Lan and Emily.
Emily who keeps stats like that? Yes, that is not too encouraging. And it actually happened twice this morning where I work. I want to run out of the mens room and shout out "Didn't you forget something!?"
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Old 09-02-2004, 01:58 PM   #8
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Re: Driving me crazy

Well, Asim, I'm not quite sure. In fact, it's kind of strange, but it is the truth nonetheless. Scary, huh? I know what you mean- I have a friend who feels the same way. Have you ever been in a bathroom where someone was talking on a cell phone at the same time??? It's so strange.

~Emily
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Old 09-02-2004, 06:34 PM   #9
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Re: Driving me crazy

Let think about this for a sec; One should wash his hands BEFORE 1&2, not AFTER. If one washes ones hands after,it is much less sanitary. Also, Donald Trump has got it right in following the asian tradition of bowing instead of handshakes. Less germs passed on.
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:59 AM   #10
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Yes the bow thing works just fine. I noticed that many Chinese also don't give you the full hand when they shake. Someone told me it was because the were avoiding transference of various "stuff".
LOL Emily. When my cell goes off in the "john" I can't get to it fast enough to turn it off. Once I almost dropped it in the can! I really don't want to hear a conversation on the other side of the stall mixed in with a flush here and a flush there.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:09 PM   #11
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One guy at work told me that he never ever ate chips or unwrapped candy from communal potluck bowls because he noticed that many of the guys in the restroom never washed their hands. Sure helps with the diet resolutions!
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:19 AM   #12
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Re: Driving me crazy

Where I work they actually hung signs in the bathroom not only telling people to wash there hands but showing them how to do it. I just kinda figured that most adults should know how and when to wash their hands.

Bronson

p.s. I've done a couple of stints as a janitor and from what I've seen the ladies restrooms are always much worse than the men's

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Old 10-08-2004, 06:26 PM   #13
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Re: Driving me crazy

Uh oh,

I think I'm the guy you are all talking about.

Oops! Sorry!

Shane
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:43 AM   #14
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Re: Driving me crazy

when i want to say hello or goodbye while someones eating or
tattooing, we touch elbows instead of shaking hands.

it could work with some one with bad hygene. but if they dont know why you wont shake thier hand, they could take it as insult.
then you could say "oh i was just waiting for you to wash your hands... since you just used the restroom.(picked nose exc.)"

still might be percieved as rude.
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:06 PM   #15
Neil Mick
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EEEEWWW~! You're all starting to scare me...
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Old 10-14-2004, 02:42 AM   #16
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Re: Driving me crazy

If you're in a situation where you don't want to be rude perhaps you could keep a small bottle of waterless handwash, like germx, nearby. Shake hands then discreetly disinfect.

Just a thought
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