If you don't already follow him (why not?) and didn't read J-Tony's post yesterday over at A day in the life... well, you should. It's short, it won't take you long. Go. Now. I'll wait...
Ewwww, right? I mean really, the dryer?
Really? You didn't just click over and read it? Okay, okay - basically he witnessed a dude finish up in the men's bathroom and walk over to the hand dryer and dry his hands. Did you catch that? #1 - he peed. #2 - he dried his hands. There was no washing involved.
I was thoroughly grossed out, but put in my two cents: We were at a high school baseball play-off game last Saturday, and I had to use the loo. Upon entering, I realized that of the three stalls, #1 was occupied, #2 had flooded, and I wasn't wading through that water to get to #3. So I waited.
The door on #1 opened and the school AD (athletic director) walked out. I smiled at her and headed into the stall. As I turned to close and lock the door, I saw her exit the bathroom in a straight line from the stall to the door. Without a stop at the sink. That's right, she didn't wash her hands.
Now even in a perfect world where she didn't pee on her hand, and she didn't get any pee on her hand that soaked through the thinnest toilet paper ever made, she touched the stall. She touched the door, the lock. Someone else peed on their hand before touching that lock. Just sayin'.
Sigh. And she's in charge of our children.
My plea to you - For the love of all things cute and cuddly, please take the extra minute and a half to wash your hands, preferably with soap, after using the public restrooms. Mmm-kay? Oh, and try not to touch that door handle on your way out...
Ooh, ooh, ooh! PS - They're (my son's team) still in the baseball play-offs. In fact, we are on our way to the other side of the state today for the semi-finals and finals. They're in the top 4!! Wishing them all the best!!!