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originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: violet
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
So I'm going to be ostracized as some highfalutin hand-washer while you all applaud the dude who I literally saw take a dump and then run his hands through his hair?
Oh it's good to be back on ATS
Are you sure he took a dump? Maybe be was doing a number 3!
it was a number 4 and I was in the transgender stall, so it's cool man.
Get off my back!
originally posted by: jimmybob
DON'T WASH YOUR HANDS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So the guy with HIV goes for a poop and messes up his hands.
He waltzes over and turns the tap on.
Now theres HIV poop on the tap.
He then rinses and turns the tap off.
Now theres HIV poop and water on the tap.
He now dries his hands and grabs the door handle.
Three guesses as to whats on the door handle?
Unless you have auto everything in a washroom - anything you touch is infected by the previous visitors.( hint - use paper towels )
Enjoy your chicken wings and blt's.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: violet
I haven't been sick in decades. I've worked in giant hotels (in the housekeeping department and also front desk!) being exposed to other people's germs to the tune of tens of thousands of guests. I've been a server and buffet attendant, have bused tables and worked as a dishwasher operator at the student union for a while in college (hey, I just needed a quick job - a Nigerian prince also worked there!)!. I've been around babies all my life, too - hundreds of them. Worked in a health care clinic - sick people coming in every day.
There is a rational level at which one should absolutely wash hands - having come in contact with human waste or effluvium or blood or pus or what have you it would be highly recommended to wash one's hands - sanitize them even, before touching hands or eyes or mouth or open wounds.
Bandaids in the pool are also extremely gross.....LOL!! Check out Sebastian Maniscalco for some really hilarious observations of human weirdness.
but plain old garden soil or dust is not going to hurt you. I often garden without gloves...dirt gets under my fingernails - sometimes remains there...I'd still wipe my hands on my jeans to brush off the stuck stuff, but worrying about what I can't see (and only imagining the things that might lurk there!)....not on my to-do list.
My OCD used to be about poison ivy. Now I am able to deal with it. OCD is treatable.
But if you don't think you are suffering, that's fine! If you're driving others to distraction with your nitpicking cleanliness, then it becomes a nuisance behavior.
Plus, that antibacterial soap stuff? Bad for your skin.
I don't use antibacterial soaps.
I garden with no gloves, but I wash my hands once I'm done.
Try as you might, I shall not be convinced being hygienic is a disorder one needs curing of.