Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Disinfectant dispensers mounted right outside main doors of public bathrooms
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Whenever I use a public toilet anywhere, I absolutely dread having to touch anything around me (doors, handles, locks, flushes, etc etc). Its just gross. I needn't explain why.

So when I do absolutely HAVE to touch something thats not on my being, I always try to come up with ways to do so without making contact, bits of paper, kicking, etc. Y'know, but even after you wash your hands clean, you often have to touch the main door to get out...so thats it...you leave the room ridden with other peoples bacteria, germs, and I dont wanna even think what else.

Well I've been thinking. If there was a disinfectant dispenser just outside the main door (like the ones all over hospitals), you would just take a squirt, and let the alcohol based cleaner evapourate the evil off your hands as you walk off.

NB. I'm not like a super hygenic, stuck-up bastard, I just dont find getting my hands covered with the remnance of srangers' 1's and 2's very becoming. really...

shinobi, Sep 13 2005


       I find oak leaves and moss quite effective.
skinflaps, Sep 13 2005

       Easy Monk
Susan, Sep 13 2005

       nice pun.
schmendrick, Sep 13 2005

       I used to know someone who carried a little bottle of that waterless soap everywhere he went. Rather disconcertingly, he used it after shaking hands. If you're so buggy about germs, I think you need to follow suit.
DrCurry, Sep 13 2005

       It would have to be activate by moving your hands under the spray dispensor so you dont have to touch anything.
Antegrity, Sep 13 2005

       I love it, I honestly would love to see these everywhere, if only for that nice cooling feeling as the alcohol evaporated.
Germanicus, Sep 13 2005

       Portaloos often have a dispenser for a slightly abrasive disinfecting soap gel that requires no rinsing afterward (due to its evaporative properties).
Adze, Sep 13 2005

       now i feel a little grossed out
meggabrain, Sep 14 2005

       Carry those individually wrapped wet-wipes with you.
Detly, Sep 14 2005

       If only it could be evil laugh activated. +   

       <Off topic> I worked on a fishing boat one summer, and the lines used to slice our hands up something fierce. The first mate would then piss on his hands to toughen them up.   

       Strange lot, fishermen.   

       The first mate pissed on his hands when you sliced yours? That doesn't make sense. If he pissed on Your hands, that would make sense.   

       Arr, its nayjust a job, its an adventurine.
Susan, Sep 17 2005

       Same thing. Sure as hell stops him from licking them.
Detly, Sep 19 2005

       I've seen these around before...
Almafeta, Sep 19 2005

       a) Never use a restroom in Audi Arabia. b) Never touch your own anus c) Use sterilized forecepts to handle any thing that is "genitalia". d) Always carry an adequate supply of surgical gloves. e) Stay home in an industrailly serilized room. These are just a few of my suggestions to shinobi...oh, yes...f) Never breathe any air that is not passed through a <20 micron filter. g) Never get married...she/he will expect you to abandon item "c" at the very least.
Blisterbob, Sep 20 2005

       Who is going to supply this magic goop? The owner? That only cuts into his/her profit. If anyone was to solve the problem it would be the manufacture of the door or handles.
gimel, Sep 20 2005


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