I have heard a range of statistics and all of them are dismal... From as low as 9% to as high as 33% of men who go to the bathroom and then wash their hands afterwards. Let's me give it to you from a stark contrast - that means from 91% to 67% of men DON'T wash their hands after going to bathroom! "Elizabeth! I'm coming HOME!"(Fred Sanford)
So what have I been doing since I heard and read of these dismal statistics two years ago. Well, I'm embarrassed to say - after I wash my hands. I would then dry my hands and with the towel I would use it to open the bathroom door. I've been doing that for two years! Am I an OCD? Mary Ellen would crack up laughing if she even thinks I have any vestige of obsessive compulsive disorder. What's the opposite of an OCD? Or what's an antonym of OCD?
It gets worse... If I know someone went to bathroom and then came back and we're chatting and he is about to go home and reaches out to shake hands. At first this was a conundrum! But alas I solved it ! I would give the guy the fist bump - that way I don't have to shake his hand.
Now you know why I hate those hand air-dryers! They don't give me a towel that I can use to open the bathroom door!!!!
I'll leave you with this old joke:
A Harvard man and a Yale man are at the urinal. They finish and zip up. The Harvard man proceeds to the sink to wash his hands, while the Yale man immediately makes for the exit.
The Harvard man says, "At Hah-vahd they teach us to wash our hands after we urinate."
The Yale man replies, "At Yale they teach us not to pee on our hands."