Solutions to some of life's gnarly little problems...
* Close the lid before flushing
* Wash your hands after "going"
* Wear gardening gloves when using a gas pump
* Clean your steering wheel (dash, handbrake & gear shifter, too) with sanitizing wipes - also your phones, computer, etc.
* Use knuckles instead of fingertips to push elevator buttons
* When out in public, don't touch your face
* Use a paper towel to open the door after washing hands in a public restroom
* Wash your hands immediately when you return home from anywhere
* Don't wear outdoor shoes inside your house, why in the world would you want to spread filth on your floors
I could go on and on...
Auto Flush in public restrooms
What I am most concerned about in this discussion is not about the toilets in my home:)or most toilets in general. What I am most wary of, and I have only encountered them at work, are the automated valves on some the toilets (most of the urinals have auto-flush). The toilets at work don't have lids, so there is nothing to close. So, if I MUST use a stall, and the toilet has a regular lever, then I open the stall door, flush, back away immediately then leave as soon as I'm sure everything has gone down. As soon as you get off the seat on the ones with auto-flush, the toilet flushes and there is no way to get away from it. I can smell the chlorine (actually our water provider uses chloramine) and can feel the air turbulence caused by the flush. One time I nearly got splashed when the toilet blew a bubble:eek: (don't want to add fuel to the fire, but it was from a new American Standard Afwall... and to soothe the spirits, the urinals in that particular restroom are Toto - I'm surprised the cheapskates spent money for Toto when the Eljer Correcto seems to have been the urinal of choice (and those do stink))!!!
Where I work, there is always something going around. People come to work sick :(because they are afraid of getting a bad rating at the end of the year or losing their jobs; except now, close attention is being paid to H1N1, and those people are required to stay home. There are now Purell dispensers throughout the site, and I use them. But the bathrooms in general are dirty, and the the most heavily used ones reek despite attempts at cleaning.
But it gives me the creeps :eek:to be confined in one of those stalls and have the toilet flush without being able to back away from it.
You're right about the floors!
YES, Jimbo... you are absolutely right about the floors! Whenever I have to use the "on line restrooms", there is usually "pee" all over the floor in front of the urinals. Thankfully I don't carry it home on my shoes, because they are encased in cleanroom booties. However, the stench in our lovely facilities is covered up by a strong fake summer flower scent from the deodorant, which isn't used anywhere else in the factory (and ought to be).
If I can avoid public restrooms, I do. But with a 12 hour shift at work, it's impossible.
Now... to visit my CLEAN facilities before I head to bed!!!;)