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You use the bathroom. Upon completion, you:

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  1. Pull up pants, tuck shirt in, then wash hands

    7 vote(s)
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  2. Wash hands before pulling up pants and tucking shirt in

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  3. Bring hand wipes, use them before touching clothing

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  1. PuNKeMoN

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    Hey everyone

    Here's a hypothetical (but oftentimes real) situation that I'd like to discuss, and despite the off-kilter subject, I am serious here and I'm looking for some serious answers. That being said, I enjoy a good joke so let's have a good discussion!

    Before we begin, let's define etiquette. For simplicity's sake we'll consider etiquette to be the same thing as manners or professionalism depending on the situation. Let us also define sanitary practices. These are actions or habits which help prevent the spread of disease.
    Both of these concepts go s long way in separating people from animals.
    Easy enough, right? Cool.

    So here's the meat and potatoes of this post, and the springboard for the conversation.

    Let's say your workplace has a dress code requiring business professional attire, and thus one of the stipulations is that shirts remain tucked in.

    You use the bathroom. Upon completion, you:
    A: Pull up pants, tuck shirt in, then wash hands
    B: Wash hands before pulling up pants and tucking shirt in

    Option A seems like a logical choice in a multi-stall bathroom because of simple etiquette, however it conflicts not only with sanitary practices but also etiquette. You have, after all, just smeared thousands if not millions of microscopic feces particles and bacteria on your pants and shirt.

    Option B is only feasible in a single-stall bathroom, and involves awkwardly waddling with pants around your ankles from the stall to the sink with your junk exposed, but who the hell wants to do that?
     
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  2. AmandaRose

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    Well I personally use option C.

    Enter the stall
    Remove pack of wet wipes from handbag.
    Remove some wet wipes and place on the top of the packet of wipes
    Do business
    Wipe with toilet paper.
    Stand up
    Clean hands with wet wipes
    Pull up my knickers
    Leave stall
    Place wetwipe in trashcan
    Then wash hands
     
  3. PuNKeMoN

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    Handbags are fairly useful for carrying extra items such as wipes.
    No such accessory in my inventory, unfortunately. I carry what my pockets allow.

    Option C seems to be the most conscientious method. Also quite methodical. I sense some hints of OCD and germophobia. Am I mistaken?
     
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    Dont know if I would say it was OCD or germophobia exactly but I also never use my phone on the toilet :rofl2:
     
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    I believe that's a rare trait. I'm totally not like that at all.

    I actually wrote half of this post while on the can at work :creep:
     
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    Humans have TWO hands, each with 5 fingers, out of which you hardly need 2 to do each thing needed when going to the restroom, simply keep one hand or one half of each hand clean throughout for when you need a clean hand, it's not rocket science, it's literally taking a piss/shit, no need to overcomplicate things:P
     
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  7. AmandaRose

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    How bizarre you are worried about getting germs on your clothes but don't care about germs on your phone :rofl2:. You should check out some of the research that has been done. Touchscreen devices have more traces of fecal matter than pretty much anything else in existence.
     
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    Fair point. I guess because of the quality of certain brands of bathroom tissue, the question came to my mind.

    Oh, I'm aware of such studies. I'm also aware that the human immune system is useless without some type of adversity to keep it in shape.
     
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    First off, how about this?
    1 - Use the thumb and index finger of one hand to open up the pants (belt, knot, etc.) and pull them down (fingers are still clean)
    2 - Do your business (if a dude and taking a piss, you should only really need your pinky to help you aim)
    3 - If you took a dump use the last three fingers to wipe (even if they get dirty you keep the thumb and index fingers clean and out of the way)
    4 - Pull up your pants using the two clean fingers and/or using your other hand
    5 - Profit?

    PS: By the way, while it's true that the immune system needs stuff to fight against (lack of a healthy variety of bacteria and other things like them in advanced countries is basically why autoimmune diseases even exist), fecal matter is NOT treated as a "bad" thing precisely because it came from your body. The bacteria that may get stuck on the fecal matter over time though will, but do you really want shit on your phone and other shit?:/
     
  10. PuNKeMoN

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    That seems like a lot of effort and would take incredible dexterity to successfully accomplish. But it also seems like a good way to handle things.


    Uhh, you're saying that like I used the phone to wipe :rofl2:
    Looking at the phone while in the bathroom does not equate to getting poo on it. It can collect particulate from the air, perhaps. But not big chunks of doo doo like you're making it to be.
     
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    Well pretty much everything is contaminated with traces of fecal matter. Traces of fecal matter sounds gross and I try not to think about it. As far as our health goes, it is harmless. Wash your hands when you finish relieving yourself to remove any smell and visible quantity of urine and fecal matter.
     
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    Really ?

    I got to the Box,make my Business and leave.Are you really thinking,touching anything in an foreign Toilet ??
    Look on the internet what disturbed People "perform" with "Things" and posted it later on Social Media....

    Fear of Bacterias ? Why ? :rofl2:
     
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    Buy wetwipes and bring those to work and wear underwear so I am not wiping shit on my shirt. There is also such a thing as an undershirt, which you can include as another layer of protection. I would also most likely being wearing a skirt, so a little less pressure between my ass and the back of my shirt ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    I really dislike going to public lavatories.

    Anyway, when I'm home I do me business, wash me genitals and hands, pull up pants and flush everything.
     
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    As I've heard someone say, "a little microshit never hurt anyone."
     
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    I challenge you to eat some then and find out if that is true :rofl:
     
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    C. Pull up pants using minimal fingers and in spots of pants with minimal likely contact with other things. Wash hands. Tuck shirt/tighten pants, yadayare

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I've eaten at McDonald's
     
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    There is an option D but its a bit extreme.

    D. Goto work naked then ni need to worry about touching clothes ect after doing your business :rofl2:
     
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    Do you have any idea how contaminated public toilets loo paper is?

    Never use it myself, I always carry some little squares of card in my pocket. That way if I have to use a public toilet, I simply fold the card into a triangle. Tear off the tip, which leaves a hole for you to stick your finger through and scrape the shite off. Then you can use the bit you tore off to clean under your fingernail.

    Foolproof.
     
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    Public toilets are dirty so you wipe your ass with your finger actually getting shit all over it? How TF is that more sanitary? What's next? Fisting yourself to scoop out the shit from inside of you?:rofl2:
     
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