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Postby iloverice » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 1:02 pm

A friend of mine witness a cook that had just finished his "big business", never wash his hand, out from the stall, straight away back to the kitchen to do his job, speaking of nightmare...it's a hell for my friend..he cancelled to dine there....and avoid to eat outside for few weeks

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Postby uscate » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 1:29 pm

That's like an old Seinfeld episode!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 4:49 pm

the lynx wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:BTW, this is the same reason why I never eat peanuts or other snacks from a bowl in a bar.


Oh my gawd... I can never eat peanuts from any bowl ever again!


... the exception I make is for when a barman freshly pours some snacks into a clean bowl specifically for me.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 8:39 pm

uscate wrote:Brah, I'm not a guy, but I think you'll find that kind of disgusting behavior anywhere. I have a friend who won't touch a men's room door knob....He's even been known to take his sock off to open a door! But he's the poster child for OCD, so I don't take that as normal....

Well, I've only seen the wet door handle thing here, and I see it every damn day and many times a day - not just enroute from men's rooms.

As far as not having your just-washed hands coming into contact with Men's room door handles, wet or dry, that's just common sense.

Same for washing one's hands before touching PC keyboards, etc. after returning back from the MRT or bus. And that's not overkill, just good sense.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 9:04 pm

I am really curious. Where do all of you guys work???

The MNC bank that I work in has all kinds of people mostly Indians, Filipinos, chinese, caucasians and of course a few locals. I have never ever seen anyone walking out of the toilet without washing hands. I have never ever felt the door knob being wet.

Or are you guys talking about public toilets in MRTs?

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 9:42 pm

Wd40 wrote:I am really curious. Where do all of you guys work???

The MNC bank that I work in has all kinds of people mostly Indians, Filipinos, chinese, caucasians and of course a few locals. I have never ever seen anyone walking out of the toilet without washing hands. I have never ever felt the door knob being wet.

Or are you guys talking about public toilets in MRTs?


Ugh.

In a company with code monkeys from all over the region, it's annoying when you have to do #2, walk into a stall and everything's wet and tissue paper on the floor, on the seat, in the bowl.

It's like the users have never used a modern toilet before--squat OR sit-down!

Ditto in the mall toilets! And the MRTs are the worst.

It's not about where one grew up/lived, it's about HOW.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 9:57 pm

WD, I see it everywhere, at MNCs, public places, high end companies.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:58 pm

Brah wrote:As far as not having your just-washed hands coming into contact with Men's room door handles, wet or dry, that's just common sense.

Same for washing one's hands before touching PC keyboards, etc. after returning back from the MRT or bus. And that's not overkill, just good sense.

I am not sure if I get you right.
1) what I am use to: go to the loo, do big or small, wash my hands, dry it, leave the place
2) what is common here: go to the loo, wash hands, do big or small, leave

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:35 pm

nakatago wrote:It's like the users have never used a modern toilet before--squat OR sit-down!


Reminds me of working in a Wall-Street bank in London.

Sometimes the toilet seats on our floor would suddenly all become scuffed and have dark scratches. I couldn't figure this out at all, so I asked people...

Apparently it happened when we had a group (either clients, sub-contractors, outsourcers etc) in from the Sub-Continent.

The gymnastics of it still rather puzzles me... how do you do it, do you start by getting up and standing on it? Get your trousers and jocks down, and then squat. Acrobatics...!



p.s. No offense at all to our Sub-Continental friends. This is merely a cross-cultural observation/anecdote.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:56 pm

x9200 wrote:
Brah wrote:As far as not having your just-washed hands coming into contact with Men's room door handles, wet or dry, that's just common sense.

Same for washing one's hands before touching PC keyboards, etc. after returning back from the MRT or bus. And that's not overkill, just good sense.

I am not sure if I get you right.
1) what I am use to: go to the loo, do big or small, wash my hands, dry it, leave the place
2) what is common here: go to the loo, wash hands, do big or small, leave

Right, so here it's wet, but anywhere, one tries to avoid touching the handles where possible after washing up.

It's just that here the wetness makes it more cringeworthly.

Me? Since being here I'm now in the habit of using a paper towel when opening the doors.

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Postby sensei_ » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:34 pm

JR8 wrote:The gymnastics of it still rather puzzles me... how do you do it, do you start by getting up and standing on it? Get your trousers and jocks down, and then squat. Acrobatics...!.


no no. wrong. you put your trousers on your head, then mount the pan and let her rip

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:20 pm

alright I had the ignominy of having to poo in the vivocity mall today, it's been a force of habit never to poop anywhere else but home. But today mother nature called rather urgently.
so I hurried to the nearest stall only to find like JR8 had earlier said the tell tale scruff marks.
had to vigorously wipe away at the seat with tp until my paranoia subsided.
I also had to program my mind to finish my business in under 3 mins.

edit: the funny thing is when you are from India all this shouldn't bother you as the standards are supposed to be much worse but believe me I'd rather shit in the open field than in a mall toilet.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:55 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I also had to program my mind to finish my business in under 3 mins.

Don't warry. The seat was likely made of polypropylene. No Bisphenol A. :)

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:18 pm

x9200 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I also had to program my mind to finish my business in under 3 mins.

Don't warry. The seat was likely made of polypropylene. No Bisphenol A. :)


:P
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:32 pm

Just came back from shopping from Mustafa. I went to the toilet there and found this funny quote written there:

Our aim is to keep this toilet clean.
Gentlemen!
Your aim will help us, achieve that.
Please stand closer
Its smaller than you think it is.

I just kept remembering this thread all the while I was there :lol:


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