Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hand washing questions

Today we had to go into Wadsworth to take care of some business. No time to prepare supper, so it was dinner at Wendy's. Good thing there is no reservation required. Only problem was there was no specials and we had no coupons. I hear the Burger King in Meridian Ms. was having a fire sale.

Anyway, I had to use the restroom(I would say little boys room, but Liquid gave that term a new meaning the past couple of days,) and I notice this sign on the mirror-"Please wash your hands before returning to work." Well I figure I didn't want to wait 12 hours before I washed my hands again, so I washed them there.

However I have some common sense questions about hand washing in public restaurants. You see, at one time, I was a health care worker and had many in service classes on hand washing. Most public places shoot that all to blazes. First, when you have a hand dryer, how do you turn off the water, as you have no paper towels to turn the faucet handle with? Next thing is how many viruses are on the door handle that you have to turn to open the door?

This panic inducing post has been a public service of the staff and management of WIXY's Gone Bananas. It is not necessarily the views of Blogger, Google, or Myron Derhammer.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

I read those "employee wash hands" signs too and have to laugh at them. Being I am an OR nurse I wash my hands before and after every movement I make at work. Just for the fun of it I should count how many times a day I wash my hands!!!

Michelle said...

I must admit I've wondered about the door handle thing myself. I mut also confess I sometimes use the paper I've dried my hands on to wipe a "dubious" door handle.

My one great-aunt was a germ-freak. She'd wash her hands and then shut the tap AND open the door with her elbows. No-one else in the family ever learnt this amazing bit of human body manipulation... to be honest we all thought she was a bit nutty ;-)

Pat Jenkins said...

if we ever fully knew the amount of germs passed around via, money, gas nozzles, shopping carts, etc.. we all would be in panic mode.

Monday through Sunday said...

I am with PJ ~ yuck! And I have a houseful of children..can you imagine?!

kasper794 said...

I have always had the same questions myself.

Liquid said...

Hey, I like the elbow process.
Gotta go practice that one before I leave the sterile comfort of my home.

Good one!

david5258 said...

cliff--who is myron derhammer????

74WIXYgrad said...

Myron Derhammer is someone I went to high school with. And for some odd reason, he hated the name Myron, so he went by Paul.