Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
reply to post by FortAnthem
Those pictures look like they are from a third world country....but in modern civilizations it is safe to use public restrooms as long as you put toilet paper on the seat
I don't know... You'd be surprised of the bathrooms you might find here in the US, after a long road trip. Once on a long road trip and a few too many gas station burritos, I had to use the bathroom....Bad...
I stopped at the nearest place I could. A little bitty hole in the wall truck stop that looked like the kind of place Michael Myers might look for his next victim.
The toilet there made the pictures in the OP look luxurious! I still remember having to do the hover move... And when I flushed the toilet ( I used my feet...No way in hell was I touching that toilet ) It would not flush... Managed to get the lid off the back only to find 4-5 dead rats inside....
Oh and for toilet paper, they had a stack of old magazines from the 1970's.... Yep.
if I can help it, I admit I will try to avoid bathrooms like that one.... But hey, I had to see a man about a dog...And that was one vicious dog. When you got to go, you got to go.
That said, aside from places like that, MOST public bathrooms are reasonably clean and I would consider them safe. Sure, they will have germs, but germs are everywhere. Even on our own skin. We can't avoid them.
If I can survive that one toilet... Well, I doubt a public bathroom that actually gets cleaned every now and then will hurt me either.
So yeah, considering that germs and what not are everywhere, I would say that most public bathrooms are no more dangerous than the one in your own home.
edit on 28-10-2012 by DirtyLiberalHippie because: (no reason given)