Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Freakish Tendencies - Part II

I'm thinking I may just do a weeklong series on the oddities that make me me (part I is here).

Mmm...on second thought maybe not. I like the fact that I have deluded myself in to thinking I'm normal. It works for me.

But, what I am going to do is a "part two" because well this one is just too odd not to share. And if you can't laugh at yourself well then who can you laugh at? Me!!! So here I am baring my soul for your amusement.

Here goes.

Remember that post, you know the one I wrote about the need to recognize the shoes of the person using the facilities next to you.
Yes, well in this particular instance at work several days ago I didn't even have to recognize any shoes.
As I stood at the bathroom sink washing my very own hands this bold , brazen, nasty hussy leaves the stalls and as I look up at her in an effort to be polite she looks at me glares and walks out. She didn't even try to hide the fact that she wasn't going to wash her hands. Uggh!! So what did I do ?

I shuddered and then...

wait for it...


No, no I didn't do as one may have thought and make a mental note to leave an anonymous note on her desk

I washed my hands again.

Here's where you laugh (as I did when I realized what I had just done).... As if at that moment my washing my hands a second time would compensate for this nasty stinky filthy non hand washing bimbo.

*sigh*

And there you have it. The end. Feel free to leave numbers for good therapists in the comments.

21 comments:

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

This is not a freakish tendency. In my mind it's quite normal. I would do this very thing if I saw someone not wash there hands. It seems very logical.

If you get any numbers for therapists, you may want to send them my way.

Lollie said...

No worries - when I sneeze by myself I still say excuse me.

Mama DB said...

Not freakish! I probably would have uttered an involuntary, "Ick" as she walked out, rewashed my hands and then used a paper towel to open the door handle to get out of the bathroom so as not to tough where nasty girl had. Oh yuk. That story gives me the heebie jeebies.

Stacie said...

EWWWW! I sooooo would have washed my hands a second time and maybe even a third! You're not freaky at all...the girl that didn't wash her hands was the freak! ICK!

Virtualsprite said...

Yeah... I'm with everyone else. I would have totally washed my hands again and did the paper towel on the door handle. Ick!

CDP said...

I used to work with 2 women who never washed their hands in the bathroom. As a handwashing freak, it always skeeved me...especially since one of the two always had an exquisite manicure. Ick. (and like Lollie, I also say excuse me when I sneeze alone)

Maureen said...

Wow... with all the adverts about washing hands (which, to me is amazing we even NEED to remind adults to do...) I am amazed anyone wouldn't wash up nowadays. Not only do I wash, we have waterless antibacterial lotions everywhere. Well, I do work in a hospital and you never know what you'll pick up just by opening doors or running your hand down a bannister - something I try not to do anymore either. Geez.

Whiskeymarie said...

Think of it as karmic washing- you're cosmically making up for their grossness.

And since lollie brought up the sneezing...
Whenever I sneeze, after it's done, I sort of put a noise on the end of the sneeze that sounds like the noises karate dudes make in old Kung-fu movies.
ACHOOOOOOOOWWWAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!
No lie.
Yup. Freak.

Anonymous said...

Not washing your hands after using the bathroom is just plain nasty. People blowing their noses and not washing their hands also grosses me out. I am so anal that I go to the restroom to blow my nose in private and wash my hands afterward. I even wash my hands if I'm at home.

Patti

Bart's Camille said...

I actually did confront a former coworker that never washed her hands. She said very haughtily, "I use hand sanitizer at my desk because I like to get the germs off from the door too." To which I replied disgustedly, "what about what you are leaving on the door for everyone else?". She thought that was everyone else's problem. Gag.

Alex Elliot said...

I don't get why she gave you a nasty look? I would have re-washed my hands too!

suchsimplepleasures said...

no...not freakish! that's why i use paper towel or toilet paper to open the public bathroom door. and...i use my foot to flush the toilet. so...if you are freakish...i need to be institutionalized!

Sugar Kane said...

Our office actually keeps a list of non-hand washers. It's sent via email on a monthly basis. You'd fit right in.

carrie said...

That is the worst! Inexcusable!

And yes, always, always, ALWAYS use a paper towel to open the door and then use your foot to keep it open while you throw the towel away (unless the can is near)!

See? Not a freak at all.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

You know what they say about people who live in glass houses....won't be throwing ANY stones your way....NONE! :)

you da mom! said...

what a freak, indeed. ew. ew. ew.

http://www.slacker-moms-r-us.com said...

Too funny! I have a friend who never washes her hands and acts as if it never occurs to her to do so. What do I do? Wash my hands for a very long time when I'm with her. I'm real dramatic and draw it out as if I'm scrubbing for surgery.

WendyB said...

If you're spending all this time washing, there's some things around my house that could use a good wash. Let me know your availability. kthxbai

Cherann said...

It's people like that that cause me to freak out about public bathrooms. I'm the person that hates to touch bathroom doors with out a paper towel.

CDP said...

Hi WM! I just tagged you!

Butrfly Garden said...

EWEWEWEWEWEW!!!! Don't leave her an anonymous note! Leave her a pamphlet from the Center of Disease Control! EW!

Okay, so since The Flood Of The Nice Bathroom that so kindly destroyed my office, we've been forced to use the Other Bathroom. This is the same bathroom that the people from the floor use. I'm starting to notice that it is a common practice for some of these women to wash their hands BEFORE they go. That isn't really weird because they work with leaded materials and I wouldn't want that getting near my womanlies, but they somehow see that as a Pass on having to wash AFTER they go. I have started putting TP in my pocket to open the door handle with after I dry my hands (they took our paper towels and replaced them with blowers. And not the good kind [har har har]). But I, too, wash my hands BETTER knowing that MOST of the other people who use that bathroom don't do it at all.

Now I'm going to be shuddering all night thinking of this.


Proof of MY freakish tendencies.