Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Public Shame Of Handwashing Avoidance

Has this ever happened to you?

You have just evacuated your bladder and/or bowels in a bathroom at work, and, after flushing (you're not an animal, after all), you make way for the door, just as another person walks in and sees you exiting the stall.

Spotted, you halt in mid-step, pivot, and walk back to the sink for a quick soap, rinse and dry, after which you sheepishly head out the door.

Never happened to you? Hey, me neither.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

It's just this type of postthat makes me love you.

Some Guy said...

Awesome. Just plain awesome.

PJ said...

I used to catch people trying to avoid the sink at work; my former boss was an offender, and she completely lost my respect that day.

Apparently one of the cooks at another old workplace forgot to wash her hands before going back to the kitchen...

Splotchy said...

dr mvm, sending love right back at ya

chris, thanks!

pj, if it mitigates my alleged crime at all, I usually *do* wash my hands. Plus, I don't currently work in a job where I am preparing food. I'm a brain surgeon.

Spinning Girl said...

No, because I am a germophobe.

But: The other day I found a 12 pack of Coke in the bottom of a shopping cart in the parking lot, so I put it in my car. I was so racked with guilt that I drove back to the store and returned it at customer service.

Then I bought Coke, because that was what I really wanted.

Splotchy said...

spinning girl, thanks for stopping by!

I'll try to clean up a little around here for you :).

Sorghum Crow said...

Rarely, but sometimes I'm sure my parts (which have peacefully stayed in my trousers most of the day) are cleaner than the sink that I'm supposed to wash my hands in.

Splotchy said...

s crow, I hope the sink isn't dirty due to other people's parts.

Thanks for visiting. I checked out yer blog. Very nifty!