I’m sure you’ve heard, but I’m going to tell you anyway. Did you know one-third of men don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom? 12 percent of women don’t either. How do we know this? Well researchers did the admirable thing and spied on people in public restrooms! After using the commode I ALWAYS make my way to the sink. The times I’ve seen a woman skip this step is few and far between. And when I do witness such a catastrophic event I know the guilty party can feel the glare from frequent hand washers like myself trying to convince her to wash up. But the biggest news about this report is how women are winning! We generally try to keep clean more than men do after using the lavatory. I’ve heard way to many men say they are excused from this minimal task because they don’t use the ‘potty’ the same way women do. Well I could write about a ton of gross ways to prove that is incorrect and how they are just as susceptible to germs in the ‘loo’, but I’ll leave that up to your imagination.
It seems to me more people are health conscious nowadays, what with all the anti-bacterial soaps and such. I’ve even started to do what others have done before me and use a paper towel to open the bathroom door when I’m in a public restroom. As young tykes we were generally taught to wash our hands before eating. Do you realize how many ADULTS don’t do that? I’ve picked up the habit again to ensure I don’t have germs on my hands that I don’t want included in my meal!
As a reluctant user of a port-a-potty recently I was pleased to see not only hand sanitizer in the enclosed toilet area itself, but also a port-a-sink outside. Now there’s a good idea! If you need an incentive… it might help to think about all the junk you touch from pets to dirt and, God forbid, even urine on a door handle to start up this trendy idea of washing your hands. Just think… we can live in an uber-hygienic world!