Hand washing etiquette... you ever tell someone to wash their hands?

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  1. Junkyard Dog

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    Baby steps for the Illini. Shame it took them until college, but hey at least they've now learned how to not pee on their hands! Hand washing is probably a graduate course there. They'll catch up!
     
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    Probably good that you said nothing. Otherwise he might have to wash the blood from your nose off his hands.
     
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    ‘Nuff said ...
     
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    You obviously don't know TGT. He'd never let fecal matter spattered hands near his nose.
     
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    their math rock band is called the 'Fastidious F**kFaces'

    or the Felix Unger Tops
     
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    Fist bump. I never shake hands
     
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    All the time. At work in the Hospital.
    In my job as Hospital Epidemiologist, it’s my job but I’ve never nutted up to do it outside the Hospital.
    Here’s a disgusting story for you. I note similar behavior among physicians at meetings. Once I witnessed a physician leave a stall in the same manner as you describe. I sat about as far away from him as possible.
    We are looking into systems that electronically monitor hand hygiene compliance at our hospital. The systems remind the nurse or physician to wash hands.
     
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    A good friend has a phobia of bacteria related to body parts and washes his hands every time he takes a leak at my hunt cabin. With soap. He never takes a leak in the woods even if we’re sitting for six hours or so, and I guess that’s because he doesn’t have soap and water out there with him. I know the deep seated source of his dilemma but it’s too complicated to go into here. I try to humor him with a few exaggerated hand washings on my part when he knows my hands have come close to my body parts.

    I tell somebody to wash their hands before they play my flattop, or maybe my Tele if they’re really dirty, and that’s mostly to keep bug spray and that kinda stuff off the darned things. Other than that it’s just “hey you kids, wash that chocolate syrup off yer hands before ya grab the remote”, that type of thing. I’d think a stranger in a men’s room might deck me if I inferred his washroom habits were questionable?
     
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    Germaphobe = someone who doesn’t like Germans. :cool:
     
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    I don't shake hands anymore. A simply curtsy is good enough and usually ends the potential for meaningless conversation.
     
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    I've actually done it a couple of times... gotta keep in mind that "forgot to dry your hands" tho, it's gonna be a hit in a company. Especially with ladies present :twisted:

    I'm not really sure where that bodybuilder stereotype comes from. Me and my pals used to hang out in this bar where about 90% of the male clientele are either finance or law; a smattering of us IT nerds thrown in for good measure. I noticed there that the vast majority of the finance/law people never washed their hands after handling their business; while the more casual people never ever failed. It was so bad that at some point the bar folks actually hung posters in the restroom "Gentlemen, after finishing please wash hands". That had no noticeable effect until a visitor penned the wording to "Gentlemen AND SUITS" :D

    A couple of times I bumped into the chef in there... and he had a habit of just walking out as well. While I know he did wash in the kitchen where he had a proper towel instead of airdryer, I did give feedback to the bartenders. A chef peeing in public without washing his hands isn't exactly great PR for a restaurant...
     
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    I'm the IT boss where we have food business units and two independent vendors preparing sushi and Asian foods. The sushi vendor is in grocery stores all over the country. I will not eat sushi that's not from home anymore.

    We do very well with a clean food operation but not all of our hundreds of employees know who I am. Some are shocked when I offer a tip.

    I've refused beverages when I see servers and bartenders rubbing their hands where my mouth goes. One of our accounting staff and I get teased for our ways but she points out how we rarely get sick even though we touch shared keyboards, tablets and money often.

    Correct if anyone guessed that I'm bossy regarding safe food preparation and handling.

    :)
     
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    Exactly. Its just a rule I have.
     
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    I'll just leave this here....

     
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    Many times you have to grab the handle to turn water on and off then crank the paper down then grab the door handle..... Probably more bad juju there than just walking out.
     
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    Besides the kids when they were growing up.

    Usually one or two people at gigs, when they're headed into the restrooms. Over the PA get the proverbial......

    "Wash your hands, we're having popcorn later".;)
     
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    There was a sign in the restroom of a local restaurant yesterday that said clearly Employees Must Wash Hands. I waited 20 minutes and no one came to wash my hands so I washed them myself and left. Talk about awkward.
     
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    This is a problem in my girlfriend's family. Her elderly Mother lives with her and together on holidays they both work to put out a great spread of food. I haven't been to her house on Christmas day for at least eight years because her sister's family ( all adults ) does not understand the concept of utensils. They will stick their bare fingers into food that has a spoon or fork there for their use. I've told my girlfriend and her mother that this is the main reason I do not come over when food is served. They have known of this problem forever, but they are spineless to say anything ( " we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings " ). These people are otherwise nice people, but they don't get it. If they asked me and I told them what I felt, they would be insulted and never speak to me again. I know better than to try and speak on a family culture, I would be the bad guy. Getting back to the problem, they all seem to have a black hole in the brain when it comes to table etiquette and washing their hands. So I'm doing what I deem necessary to keep the peace by not going over there when this family is going to show and food is served. In fact this bunch has never been told about a lot of social faux pas that they commit on a regular basis. But, as I said, they are nice, they just do not know how ignorant they are. They assume that if something is OK with them, that it's OK with the world. A lot of others in my GF's family know of these things and feel the same way. I see them collectively as a sort of Mr Magoo driving down the highway of life and not realizing that they don't have clue or a rear view mirror.
     
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    "I don't like touching anything in public rest rooms, I kick the door open if I can rather than touch it."

    For this reason alone I don't wash my hands in public restrooms...I use hand sanitizer after I leave.
     
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