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Old Feb 24th 2017, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33
I believe I can surpass that for weird toilet behavior. Yesterday I used my smart phone to record a man in the next cubicle and then invited my colleagues to speculate as to who it was. "Meg Ryan" was a pretty good guess.
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Old Feb 24th 2017, 12:34 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33
I believe I can surpass that for weird toilet behavior. Yesterday I used my smart phone to record a man in the next cubicle and then invited my colleagues to speculate as to who it was. "Meg Ryan" was a pretty good guess.
Was this an audio recording or photographic?

And who was being weird?
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Originally Posted by Souvy
Was this an audio recording or photographic?

And who was being weird?
Audio!

I'd be surprised if you knew him, the anglicised version of his name is unusual. It's as if the immigration guy said "what's your name in English?" and he looked around, saw an air conditioner or similar appliance and took the word from that. (This assuming there aren't two people in the office with shoes like that).
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
I also use a paper towel to open the door when I am leaving public toilets. Beat that.
Like so many that use their cell/smart phone while doing their thing in the 'public toilets', even if they wash their hands & use a "paper towel or bog paper' to open the restroom door

Or another one, how many after being to the Lav (with or without the cell/smart phone in hand) share the TV remote control, all while sharing/eating hand foods with other people ... sandwich, popcorn, chips, wings, pizza etc


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Old Feb 24th 2017, 2:19 am
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A friend of mines girlfriend had this paranoia about picking up germs from everywhere.

Kindly he pointed out how many germs are certainly on the button to operate pedestrian lights in London, meaning that unless she had gloves or there was someone else around, she had to look for zebra crossings...

For the rest of you, 2 months in Lagos should sort you out.
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I recall my first public restroom in old Mexico, with 3" of sewage to walk through to get to the toilet..... didn't get further than the door.

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Originally Posted by dave_j
What is the 'mustn't let a germ touch me' generation coming to?

My grandchildren play with sheep, chickens and pigs and play with a dog that thrives on eating sheep poo and rolling around in it. They are still alive.

When I was young, we didn't have disinfected McDonalds play areas to amuse us but we did have gutters to play in, the kerbs being just the right height for little beggars to sit on. We scooped up horse poo left in streets for the garden and we played in bomb sites, fished the local ponds for sticklebacks and collected caterpillars and bugs. Surprisingly I'm still alive. I put down my good health to the resistance I built up when I was young and I'm allergic to nothing.

We can be a little over-protective when we try to do the right thing sometimes.
I think you are massively over optimistic about the cleanliness of soft play areas.

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I also use a paper towel to open the door when I am leaving public toilets. Beat that.
Me too. But then I only use public toilets if I absolutely have to.

Originally Posted by dbd33
I believe I can surpass that for weird toilet behavior. Yesterday I used my smart phone to record a man in the next cubicle and then invited my colleagues to speculate as to who it was. "Meg Ryan" was a pretty good guess.
You're right. Recording someone in the loo is pretty weird. And probably illegal.

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Originally Posted by Pizzawheel

A friend of mines girlfriend had this paranoia about picking up germs from everywhere.

Kindly he pointed out how many germs are certainly on the button to operate pedestrian lights in London, meaning that unless she had gloves or there was someone else around, she had to look for zebra crossings...

For the rest of you, 2 months in Lagos should sort you out.


I can relate to that having worked in Guangzhou China, Daegu & Busan South Korea.

It's not just the shared TV remote control, germs are everywhere, no getting away from them

When outside your home, at all times, wear non-latex surgical gloves, an 'ear loop face mask' & a hat strange but true, imagine the looks

Is there something those 'glove wearing Burka' weirdo know that we don't?

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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
And probably illegal.
Oh yes, I expect it would fall foul of any sort of creeping law.

Ironically I've been arguing for years that we should take down the spy cameras at our office, not for legal reasons but because I would not want to watch the films and am not comfortable with anyone else in the firm doing so.
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If one has a phobia of germs, best to avoid hotels.

And never use the duvet or the glasses in the rooms unless disposable and wrapped in plastic.
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how does one avoid using the duvet in a hotel room?
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Most hotels have a sheet on the bed that can be used as a blanket or you can call front desk and ask for an extra sheet.

This request is quite common.

Duvet is cleaned once or twice a year or as needed.

Where sheets are washed each time someone checks out and a new guest is checking in.

Some chains (typically the higher end brands) do wash the duvet cover each new guest but its far from industry standard yet.



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how does one avoid using the duvet in a hotel room?

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After receiving a complaint about the draft I was asked to have a short beer, from all 4 kegs presently in service. Sure enough, one was bad. Somebody has to do it.
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
Me too. But then I only use public toilets if I absolutely have to.
In many places the street is far better than the cubicle. I had this debate on several sites where I refused to use the "managerial" toilets and insisted on using the same tree/ fence as the workers.

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I can relate to that having worked in Guangzhou China, Daegu & Busan South Korea.

It's not just the shared TV remote control, germs are everywhere, no getting away from them

When outside your home, at all times, wear non-latex surgical gloves, an 'ear loop face mask' & a hat strange but true, imagine the looks

Is there something those 'glove wearing Burka' weirdo know that we don't?

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Peeing in the concrete gulley certainly astounded some of the locals. I would stop short of having a dump at the side of the road though.
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