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QOTD Tuesday

How germaphobic are you about public toilets? Do you avoid them? Just line them before using them? Squat and never touch them or do you just not care?

Do you use the same process for bathrooms at work or a friend's house?

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In general, I'm definitely not a germaphobe, I lean the other way. For this, I guess I'm middle of the road? I don't avoid them particularly, but if I know I'll be home soon, I'd just as soon wait. I usually use a bit of tp and wipe the seat first. I don't use the liners, I don't squat, etc. Same process at work. At a friend's - no, I don't wipe first, unless I see something on the seat.

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I'm not too picky. If the bathroom is really iffy, I'll hover. Generally though, I just use the bathroom, wash my hands and go on my merry way.

I have friends who refuse to do certain bathroom things anywhere but at home. I don't understand this either. Maybe it's because I'm a runner- but I can go anywhere.

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Not picky at all --if a toilet is really nasty no way but beyond that I do my business and make sure I wash my hands.

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Not picky, but make sure to wash my hands extra good.

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"SoCaliLover" wrote:

Not picky at all --if a toilet is really nasty no way but beyond that I do my business and make sure I wash my hands.

This is me! When ya gotta go you gotta go....LOL

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Not to picky, unless they are nasty lol. But I do usually squat. Its good for the quads Wink

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So none of you line the toilet with the liner or with toilet paper? Am I the only one that does that? I assumed no one sat on a public toilet. I don't even let Deacon kneel down on the seat without lining it first, Ha!

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If the seat is visibily soiled, I choose another stall, but I don't line. The average public toliet has less germs than the average door handle.

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I squat and don't touch them if Florian need to go I wipe and put liner Wink

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I am so not a germaphobe that I think maybe I'm too relaxed and that's why I get sick so much?
I don't line here either. There very rarely are any in the stalls and it takes too much time to line with toilet paper (I usually have to GO), so I just don't. I just wash my hands and don't touch the door with my hands on the way out. If it's nasty, then I just choose a different one. I did kinda freak out Monday night though. I took Noah to the bathroom at Target and he stuck his face over the toilet, both hands on the seat as it was flushing (thank goodness he flushed it as soon as we walked in and neither of us had gone yet!). Yuck! But we just washed super good and went on about our shopping. I also am not one to wipe down shopping carts.

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I am kind of a germaphobe (VERY easily grossed out), but here's my take on toilet seats. It's my BUTT touching it. Not my hands. Not my mouth. And my butt is just going back in my pants. It's not like butt's are clean anyway? And then I'm going to take a shower later. KWIM? So:

If there's a liner, I'll ALWAYS use it. Why not? It's there.
If there's something on the seat, a drip, a hair, anything...I'll wipe it with a bunch of toilet paper first.
If it looks gross, I'll find another stall.
Worst case scenario, I'll hover...but man, I weigh a lot, and that KILLS my quads. LOL
I don't ever line the seat with toilet paper. What a pain...I do not have the patience for that.

Now, with Sophia I'm more grossed out because she DOES touch the seat with her hands. But I still don't line the seat with TP because inevitably it will all fall off the seat as soon as I sit her on it. So I use a liner whenever I can find one, I set her on the seat myself instead of letting her climb on like she does at home, but of course she still holds on with her hands (gross). She used to have this thing where when I was pulling up her pants she would grab my face with her hands (that she JUST touched the seat with!!!) DISGUSTING, I put a STOP to that very quickly. And trust me, pretty much any time we are in a store she will have to use the bathroom. It's like Murphy's law. So I can't avoid it. I just try to make it as quick as possible and I wash the heck out of her hands.

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"SID081108" wrote:


Worst case scenario, I'll hover...but man, I weigh a lot, and that KILLS my quads. LOL

I can't squat - for some reason I've never been able to. I can't hold up my own weight and actually pee at the same time.

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I just asked my mom this question and she doesn't line it either. WTHeck? Where did I learn this from? I assumed EVERYONE did it and no one would sit on a public toilet.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I can't squat - for some reason I've never been able to. I can't hold up my own weight and actually pee at the same time.

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