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For all fellow men out there. In case you don't already know. And remember, NO TALKING!

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post #2 of 41
Very funny movie. On a more serious note, have you ever noticed how few people wash their hands after using the bathroom? From my observations the number of men that use the sink is well under 50%. I find this disgusting and I would like to do something about it. However, saying something contradicts the number one rule that all normal males know, that is, talking in the bathroom. What's a person to do? Has anyone else noticed this?
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post #3 of 41
Yeah.

The worst is when people brag about their dick being the cleanest part of their body, so they wash their hands before pissing.

That's something else.
post #4 of 41
I get annoyed when I've been drinking a whole bunch and have to go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes, I have to wash my goddamn hands every single time when I know all my shit is clean. But I have to do it just out of pure etiquette.

By like the 3rd or 4th time, I admit, I don't lather the hands as well as I should...

Plus, I'm drunk. I could give a flying f**k about the others around me by that time.
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

I get annoyed when I've been drinking a whole bunch and have to go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes, I have to wash my goddamn hands every single time when I know all my shit is clean. But I have to do it just out of pure etiquette.

By like the 3rd or 4th time, I admit, I don't lather the hands as well as I should...

Plus, I'm drunk. I could give a flying f**k about the others around me by that time.

OK, so your hands are clean, BUT...
...how clean is that door handle on the public bathroom?
...how clean is the flush handle?

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post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by dac0nvu

OK, so your hands are clean, BUT...
...how clean is that door handle on the public bathroom?
...how clean is the flush handle?



Don't touch the door handle...Most public restrooms (at least the ones I go to) don't have handles, they just swing.

Don't touch the flush handle...Just usually kick it with my foot if its a stall. If it's a urinal, I'm drunk. Don't care about flushing.

Case closed.
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post #7 of 41
It really doesn't matter if you know that you are clean. Do you know that the guy next to you is clean? Do you know if the guy that just walked out without washing his hands has genital warts? I wash my hands every time just because I don't know where other people have been.
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post #8 of 41
Let us be reminded that I was talking about a certain situation, not in a general sense.
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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

Don't touch the door handle...Most public restrooms (at least the ones I go to) don't have handles, they just swing.

Don't touch the flush handle...Just usually kick it with my foot if its a stall. If it's a urinal, I'm drunk. Don't care about flushing.

Case closed.

Yeah, the doors usually push going in, but pull on the way out. I've never seen a bathroom door that swings both ways...ahem, so to speak.
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post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

Let us be reminded that I was talking about a certain situation, not in a general sense.

Ok. I won't disagree washing your hands gets annoying when you are doing it a lot. Like when I worked in a restaurant. I had to wash my hands everytime I came to the front of the shop. Even if I didn't touch anything, I still had to wash my hands.
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Originally Posted by dac0nvu

Yeah, the doors usually push going in, but pull on the way out. I've never seen a bathroom door that swings both ways...ahem, so to speak.



Oh...




To be honest I'm probably the biggest germophobe on this forum. I think I've single-handedly kept Johnson & Johnson in business, and am the reason that Airbourne is 9 dollars a box now.

As for the swinging open part, that's when you grab a paper towel and open it with the towel.
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post #12 of 41
You know, I personally prefer the restrooms that don't have a door. I also like the ones that pull open going in and push going out.
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood


To be honest I'm probably the biggest germophobe on this forum.

Ya wanna bet? I've got the dry hands to prove it.
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post #14 of 41
i'll start washing my hands after i piss when i start pissing on my hands. well, actually, i generally do [wash my hands], atleast in public restrooms; not soap (thats just excessive), but a good rinsing. if its one of those awkwardly small pissers, and i sense some splash back, then i'll be more thorough. or if i'm about to roll a fattie, then i'll make sure i'm real clean.

but i like to believe that my penis is fucking clean.
post #15 of 41
Hate to point it out, but people actually drink gallons of their own urine for medicinal purposes, Google "Urine Therapy" and be shocked. - In actual fact, urine is mostly water, contains nothing at all bad despite the common misconception of it being toxic, and most of the issue with it is social stigma.

$10 for the first person who has the balls to try it.
post #16 of 41
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Originally Posted by MarcUK

Hate to point it out, but people actually drink gallons of their own urine for medicinal purposes, Google "Urine Therapy" and be shocked. - In actual fact, urine is mostly water, contains nothing at all bad despite the common misconception of it being toxic, and most of the issue with it is social stigma.

$10 for the first person who has the balls to try it.

Kevin Costner already made a few million, no need to pass out more cash.
post #17 of 41
Ah... Drinking your own urine isn't all that bad; it has a good representation of what is already in your bloodstream. However, someone else's urine has just the same: a good representation of what is in his bloodstream.

 

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post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by ShawnJ

Yeah.

The worst is when people brag about their dick being the cleanest part of their body, so they wash their hands before pissing.

That's something else.

No, the worst is when someone starts asking technical questions while you just want a couple of minutes to piss in peace, but if you tell this person to leave you alone, they can and may fire you (or not renew your contract...)
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post #19 of 41
Supposedly, drinking a little urine is a good mosquito repellent. Maybe we need to take this one to MythBusters.
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post #20 of 41
I didn't think it was that funny.
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I didn't think it was that funny.

Pity.
post #22 of 41
I am bothered by guys who spit while they urinate. I especially hate when they try to intersect their stream with spit.

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post #23 of 41
Why do people do that?
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Why do people do anything?
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post #25 of 41
If it were one person I would brush it off. Maybe the guy had to spit? There's got to be a reason why so many people spit before the pee?
post #26 of 41
I find it irritating that when someone is standing in front of a urinal and there are other people in the restroom (such as washing their hands), they think it's OK to rip ass. They must think that somehow when in front of a urinal, they are enclosed in a sound proof barrier, and it deflects all sounds and smells to a vent or miniature black hole so no one else notices.
post #27 of 41
Then there are the guys who deficate in urinals. Don't get me started on them.
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post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by southside grabowski

Then there are the guys who deficate in urinals. Don't get me started on them.

Ahh! That happened last week at the library. It ruined the bathroom for like 2 days...
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post #29 of 41
How bout this bit of bathroom misconduct....

Last year when I lived in the door at my university, this exchange student decided it would be a good idea to habitually wash his feet in the sinks in our floors' public restroom. Keep in mind that this is a dorm restroom so these are the same sinks I had to wash my dishes, shave, brush my teeth, etc. in. Now I believe his washing of feet was for religious reasons, which is fine, but honsetly, couldn't he have used the plethora of showers that were 4 yards away?
post #30 of 41
This bathroom etiquette video is starting to piss me off. It is getting so popular that the other day a line formed when only three of five urinals had been used up, so I jumped the line and pissed in #4 - screw that!

That never happened to me before the video was popular.
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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by e1618978

This bathroom etiquette video is starting to piss me off. It is getting so popular that the other day a line formed when only three of five urinals had been used up, so I jumped the line and pissed in #4 - screw that!

That never happened to me before the video was popular.

Now that's funny!
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post #32 of 41
This is, hands down, the most disgusting thread on AI (other than another Steve Ballmer thread).

Brings up another point.

How many Mac owners are anal retentive (in the parlance of our times) / obsessive compulsive.

I wouldn't be surprised if the number is high, because of the ethic and culture surrounding Apple and who it attracts... y'know, Apple's fetishistically clean product design/interfaces and layouts.

I would count myself in the mildly obsessive compulsive category.

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post #33 of 41
I too would say that I'm mildly obsessive compulsive, but not in the way in which everything has to be orderly. I prefer everything to be exactly where I want them to be. If that's on the floor, then that is where it goes.
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post #34 of 41
On the floor? That's another problem. My shoes should not squeak after I leave a urinal. If you can't get it in the urinal, sit down and use a camode.
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post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by southside grabowski

On the floor? That's another problem. My shoes should not squeak after I leave a urinal. If you can't get it in the urinal, sit down and use a camode.

I wasn't talking about my fluids. I do agree that is annoying though. Especially at truck stops and it takes effort to move your feet off the floor in front of the urinal.
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post #36 of 41
Try spending some time in non-tourist Nepal or rural India. I had to shit in some pretty weird places, always just a hole in the floor, never TP, most of the time just a tap of water to wash your ass/left hand with. Worst case scenario was no tap, just a bucket of water that several people might have used already... That's why you never shake hands lefthanded, pass anyone anything lefthanded, or generally use your left hand for anything important in that part of the world...

In most of the middle east, there's just a hose instead of TP, which leads to some pretty wet toilet seats and floors. But your ass ends up a lot cleaner that way than smearing the shit around with some paper...
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by SoopaDrive

I find it irritating that when someone is standing in front of a urinal and there are other people in the restroom (such as washing their hands), they think it's OK to rip ass.

Pfft. You have no idea how good it feels to rip ass while pissing. Besides, even if you were in the lousy toilet instead of the urinal, it isn't exactly sound proof. 8)
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post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by talksense101

Pfft. You have no idea how good it feels to rip ass while pissing. Besides, even if you were in the lousy toilet instead of the urinal, it isn't exactly sound proof. 8)

Granted, but that's when the courtesy flush comes in.
It doesn't help the situation either when the guy lifts the leg up for extra bounce.
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