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ghettoscott
11-13-2009, 05:59 PM
I am self diagnosed OCD....when i watch television the volume must be on a Steeler players number (past or present). For example...when I am watching TV and there is not a lot of commotion around i will have the volume on 22, 23 or 24, when the boy and I are playing XBOX we have it on 43, if the old lady is telling me about her day i have it on 55 or 56. Anyone else do this?...... :?

Jom112
11-13-2009, 07:28 PM
You got problems dude.

*wonders how loud the tv would be if set to 85

ghettoscott
11-13-2009, 09:07 PM
You got problems dude.

*wonders how loud the tv would be if set to 85


...never stopped at 85, put it on 92 for the Super Bowl though ;)

Djfan
11-14-2009, 01:44 PM
I need it loud too. If there are other sounds I can't pay attention.

mshifko
11-26-2009, 12:56 PM
i always set my volume to an odd number, not a big fan of even numbers haha

RuthlessBurgher
11-27-2009, 01:24 PM
i always set my volume to an odd number, not a big fan of even numbers haha

Your avatar suggests that you are a fan of #10, though. :wink:

fezziwig
04-11-2010, 09:56 PM
I can't have other sounds when I'm watching the games or the TV. My biggest OCD is germs and my friends call me the Monk. I do the wipes the Purell, open doors with my sleeve and wash my hands every chance I get.

I fired a guy on his first day for not washing his hands after he went to the mens room. I walked in as he was leaving the stall from going number two and we passed at the mens room entrance door and I asked him, " didn't you just go to bathroom ? " " Why didn't you wash your hands ? " His reply was, " it's not lunch time, I'm not going to be eating and I did use toilet paper. "

I told him he's fired and try looking for a job at Chi Chi's next time.

Shawn
04-11-2010, 10:00 PM
Seriously...you dudes have issues. :D

Ghetto...if that's your only compulsive quirk I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Now, fezzwig might have a real problem. :lol:

ghettoscott
04-12-2010, 04:40 PM
... My biggest OCD is germs and my friends call me the Monk. I do the wipes the Purell, open doors with my sleeve and wash my hands every chance I get.

I fired a guy on his first day for not washing his hands after he went to the mens room. I walked in as he was leaving the stall from going number two and we passed at the mens room entrance door and I asked him, " didn't you just go to bathroom ? " " Why didn't you wash your hands ? " His reply was, " it's not lunch time, I'm not going to be eating and I did use toilet paper. "



:shock:


I am with you Fezz....they make fun of me at work because i am the same way. One of our top sales men walked out the pooper the other day as i was washing my hands and he looked in the mirror, adjusted his tie and kept on trucking. i was mortified....one of our psychometricians also does that, he is an older man with a cane but still....he just walks out the restroom with out even a glance at the sinks...eesh, i am getting sick just thinking of it....

fezziwig
04-12-2010, 10:53 PM
I think the first thing my parents ever taught me was to wash my hands after going to the bathroom, after blowing your nose and before you eat or handle food.

Twice at two different Long Johns Silvers the employees pulled the same crap. Once when in line after paying for my meal the cashier had a horrible cold, nose running, sneezing and hacking. I thought, " well, she's just handeling the money and then, " she is also in charge of filling the drinks. She grabs my cup, has here two fingers in it as she fills it up. She sucks the pop off her fingers and hands me my coke. I asked her to step aside as I tossed the coke in the trash container next to her. I left and bought a bottle of pop at the Auto Zone. Got a real good deal on a rachett set too that day.

Second time is worse. I go in to a Long Johns/A&W place and as I'm going in a workers is carrying a trash can back from the dumpster. The guy was filty as a pig and I'm thinking, " he better not be the cook." I go into the mens room to wash my hands and this dude comes in and pushes the paper towels down deeper into the can so he wouldn't need to haul it out of there. He walks out and does the same thing with the other trash cans. I place my order and he goes in the back and starts handeling the food orders. The manager tells him, " burger up. " My burger. I watch him pick my burger of the grill with his fingers, put all the stuff on it and get my fries. He passes the bag through the kitchen opening ( like on Sponge Bob ) and the manager hands it to me. I told the manager, and you can take right back. I said, " since I'v e been on your property Eric, your employee has done so and so. The manager just looked at me stunned. He said he will take care of my order personally and I told him no thanks. I was loud about it too and I pointed to the family at the booth next to me and said, " and these poor people wouldn't be eating their meal either if they saw what he did with it. They pushed their food away and I walked out.

Shawn
04-16-2010, 09:38 AM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

fezziwig
04-16-2010, 10:31 AM
60 minutes or a show like 60 minutes did a special on eating out and the germs they found. They proved that most of our toilet seats at our own homes have no where near the germs that restaurants kitchen counters have. In other words, our toilets are cleaner than the places we eat.
They then went on to check all the lemons, limes that bars put in your drinks. The first 22 bars they went into the limes/lemons had fecal matter on them. At the end of the day and their results, 75% of the fruit had crap on them be it from the employees hands or from whatever.

cruzer8
04-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

You don't go @ss to mouth.
--Clerks II

frankthetank1
05-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

flippy
05-14-2010, 03:01 PM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

I think some people tend to get sicker than others and have to worry about this stuff as a result.

I'm like you in that I barely ever get sick.

These are all pretty gross stories, but the one thing that does bother me is when a smoker prepares my food. Somehow the smell from the smoker transfers into the food.

I also heard recently that the smoke residue on stuff can cause cancer. You don't even have to be around the second hand smoke.

frankthetank1
05-14-2010, 07:52 PM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

I think some people tend to get sicker than others and have to worry about this stuff as a result.

I'm like you in that I barely ever get sick.

These are all pretty gross stories, but the one thing that does bother me is when a smoker prepares my food. Somehow the smell from the smoker transfers into the food.

I also heard recently that the smoke residue on stuff can cause cancer. You don't even have to be around the second hand smoke.

you might be right in that people that are more prone to get sick worry about it more than the average person. its funny because i am a smoker unfortunately and i am grossed out if a smoker prepared my food. i have never worked in the industry but if i did i would wash my hands diligently if i was working around food.

i also like that there is no smoking in restaurants in most states, and im a smoker!! even smelling smoke while i am eating grosses me out. im down to about 5 ciggs a day so my habits have changed but eating and smelling smoke is awful. its really no big deal to go outside of a bar or restaurant to have a cigg.

Shawn
05-16-2010, 11:00 AM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

I think some people tend to get sicker than others and have to worry about this stuff as a result.

I'm like you in that I barely ever get sick.

These are all pretty gross stories, but the one thing that does bother me is when a smoker prepares my food. Somehow the smell from the smoker transfers into the food.

I also heard recently that the smoke residue on stuff can cause cancer. You don't even have to be around the second hand smoke.

I believe alot of that to be nonsense. The anti-smoking crowd as high up as governmental health organizations have been known to distort studies for agenda and funding. Believe me I do not advocate smoking or breathing in other's second hand smoke. With that said, occasional contact with byproducts of smoking/smokers has never been shown in any reputable study to cause cancer.

frankthetank1
05-17-2010, 09:39 AM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

I think some people tend to get sicker than others and have to worry about this stuff as a result.

I'm like you in that I barely ever get sick.

These are all pretty gross stories, but the one thing that does bother me is when a smoker prepares my food. Somehow the smell from the smoker transfers into the food.

I also heard recently that the smoke residue on stuff can cause cancer. You don't even have to be around the second hand smoke.

I believe alot of that to be nonsense. The anti-smoking crowd as high up as governmental health organizations have been known to distort studies for agenda and funding. Believe me I do not advocate smoking or breathing in other's second hand smoke. With that said, occasional contact with byproducts of smoking/smokers has never been shown in any reputable study to cause cancer.

i agree the anti-smoking campaign's often distort the truth and tell all kinds of lies. the cause justifies it to many people. i dont mind going outside of a restaurant to smoke, but it is one less freedom that we have and i dont believe in the government having that kind of control over people.

Shawn
05-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Frank...I believe in the right to smoke and the right not to breath in anyone elses smoke. I am a cigar smoker...a few a month and love to light one up on a restaurant patio. With that said, I rarely do because of the looks or comments. I understand not everyone wants to smell a cigar even in an outdoor area. Out of courtesy even in a smoking environment I usually refrain. In restaurants for me it's a no brainer. The ban is needed in my book. But, this whole no smoking in your car on hospital property thing has taken this legislation too far. That is ridiculous. I have heard of companies not hiring or even firing employees for smoking...that's too far.

This will only get worse. Don't be shocked when there is an outright ban on smoking...period. Legislated morality and parenting has become the mainstay of both political parties. I guess we need government to save us from ourselves.

flippy
05-17-2010, 02:15 PM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

I think some people tend to get sicker than others and have to worry about this stuff as a result.

I'm like you in that I barely ever get sick.

These are all pretty gross stories, but the one thing that does bother me is when a smoker prepares my food. Somehow the smell from the smoker transfers into the food.

I also heard recently that the smoke residue on stuff can cause cancer. You don't even have to be around the second hand smoke.

I believe alot of that to be nonsense. The anti-smoking crowd as high up as governmental health organizations have been known to distort studies for agenda and funding. Believe me I do not advocate smoking or breathing in other's second hand smoke. With that said, occasional contact with byproducts of smoking/smokers has never been shown in any reputable study to cause cancer.

i heard it on Dr Oz for what it's worth

flippy
05-17-2010, 02:23 PM
Also, I should mention, I don't care if others smoke - that's their perogative. I'll smoke cigars on occassion but it has become much more difficult to find a place that it's ok to smoke them other than my own back porch or a friend's.

It's a pain when traveling on business and the opportunity arises and finding an enjoyable spot to smoke a cigar. I suspect it's totally different than a cigarette smoker because it takes more time.

Either way it's probably a bad habit, so I try not to do it too often.

Shawn
05-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Yeah that's pretty nasty. I have only said one thing to a manager. I seen an employee out smoking...came in dipped his hands in a dirty bucket of water/chemicals washed down the counter...then without washing his hands made my food. I spoke to the manager and she acted like there was nothing wrong with what he did. I also asked why employees were not required to wear gloves at their establishment. She said it isn't state law. Shocking I know...Kentucky a state known for it's cleanliness and sanitation...lol.

Many really bad illnesses come through the fecal/oral route. Meaning, you are eating someone elses ish and get sick. Many of these guys getting paid minimum wage don't care if they wash their hands. They will wipe their acs and handle your food without washing...not think twice. It's absolutely disturbing if you think about it. My advice...eat at home.

oh man that is nasty. you are right though even high class restaurants have some gross kitchens. if i had a similar expierence that you described i might not eat out as much, but i have never witnessed something that disturbing. the best thing to do imo is not think about germs or anything like that ever. i think a lot of it is mental. i get one cold a year and im in great shape, but i still eat fast food twice a week. ive known people to be obsessed with germs and they are sick all the time. i almost make it a point when i eat out some where not to look at people preparing my food. it seems silly to most im sure but it works for me. at subway you have no choice but at least they have to wear gloves

I think some people tend to get sicker than others and have to worry about this stuff as a result.

I'm like you in that I barely ever get sick.

These are all pretty gross stories, but the one thing that does bother me is when a smoker prepares my food. Somehow the smell from the smoker transfers into the food.

I also heard recently that the smoke residue on stuff can cause cancer. You don't even have to be around the second hand smoke.

I believe alot of that to be nonsense. The anti-smoking crowd as high up as governmental health organizations have been known to distort studies for agenda and funding. Believe me I do not advocate smoking or breathing in other's second hand smoke. With that said, occasional contact with byproducts of smoking/smokers has never been shown in any reputable study to cause cancer.

i heard it on Dr Oz for what it's worth

He has no reputable studies to back up his claims. Not one.

Shawn
05-17-2010, 08:23 PM
Also, I should mention, I don't care if others smoke - that's their perogative. I'll smoke cigars on occassion but it has become much more difficult to find a place that it's ok to smoke them other than my own back porch or a friend's.

It's a pain when traveling on business and the opportunity arises and finding an enjoyable spot to smoke a cigar. I suspect it's totally different than a cigarette smoker because it takes more time.

Either way it's probably a bad habit, so I try not to do it too often.

Ya know the way I see it...life is dangerous and filled with vice that can harm you. No matter how well you take care of yourself you meet the same fate as the rest of us. So, I have always preached to enjoy in moderation. If you can't enjoy in moderation then refrain. I can't drink alcohol in moderation...just not built like that...so I refrain. But, I can smoke cigars in moderation so I do.

I have written on cigar message boards about studies involving cigars. There have been numerous studies on the effects of cigar smoke. Most agree that inhaling a cigar in your lungs is not wise. But, cigars are never meant to be inhaled into the lungs. I draw into the mouth and out the nose without ever inhaling. In that setting cigars have extremely low cancer rates if you smoke less than two a day. If you are only smoking a few a month...honestly I think you'll be just fine. I will say mixing cigars and alcohol seems to heighten the risk mainly of pancreatic cancer.

As for passive transfer of carcinogens from a food preparers hands. I mean logically you get more exposure to carcinogens through pollution in most parts of the country. And most people don't realize only a minority of life time smokers get cancer of any sort let alone lung cancer. The way cigarette smokers die is much more horrible. Most die of COPD...basically suffocate slowly to death over years. It's a horrible thing to watch. So, if most lifetime smokers don't get cancer...it's hard for me to believe the occasional contact with the tiny amounts of cigarette byproducts will give anyone cancer.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
05-18-2010, 11:35 PM
... My biggest OCD is germs and my friends call me the Monk. I do the wipes the Purell, open doors with my sleeve and wash my hands every chance I get.

I fired a guy on his first day for not washing his hands after he went to the mens room. I walked in as he was leaving the stall from going number two and we passed at the mens room entrance door and I asked him, " didn't you just go to bathroom ? " " Why didn't you wash your hands ? " His reply was, " it's not lunch time, I'm not going to be eating and I did use toilet paper. "



I am with you Fezz....they make fun of me at work because i am the same way. One of our top sales men walked out the pooper the other day as i was washing my hands and he looked in the mirror, adjusted his tie and kept on trucking. i was mortified....one of our psychometricians also does that, he is an older man with a cane but still....he just walks out the restroom with out even a glance at the sinks...eesh, i am getting sick just thinking of it....


Yeeww. I'm so squeemish that ...

Just reading these posts make me want to wash my hands!!


I'm the same way. When I wash my hands in the men's room, I turn the faucet ON and OFF with a paper towel. And I find a way to somehow use my clothes to open the door out of the rest room.

:shock:

There - beat that!!

Brought to you by the OCD-OCD (Organization of Competitive Disorderly Obsessive Compulsive Disorderlies)

fezziwig
05-19-2010, 07:19 AM
I do the same thing. What I also hate is when you learn after touching the faucet that, there is no soap. Yeah, my friends and workers call me " Monk " .

I preach to my daughters 8 and 5 about washing their hands before dinner, lunch or anytime they touch food. I also get on them for playing with the rabbits and washing their hands before they touch anything. All those rabbits do is wiz on theirselves and each other. One day I'm telling my kids, " always wash your hands when you come home from school, wash yours hands after you blow your nose, etc be clean. " My wife interupts and said, " be clean, be OCD, be your father. "
I know I drive them nuts but I can't help it.


Oh yeah, my brother is pretty much like me when it comes to this stuff. When we were kids they used to call us, Spic and Span.

Shawn
05-19-2010, 09:50 AM
... My biggest OCD is germs and my friends call me the Monk. I do the wipes the Purell, open doors with my sleeve and wash my hands every chance I get.

I fired a guy on his first day for not washing his hands after he went to the mens room. I walked in as he was leaving the stall from going number two and we passed at the mens room entrance door and I asked him, " didn't you just go to bathroom ? " " Why didn't you wash your hands ? " His reply was, " it's not lunch time, I'm not going to be eating and I did use toilet paper. "



I am with you Fezz....they make fun of me at work because i am the same way. One of our top sales men walked out the pooper the other day as i was washing my hands and he looked in the mirror, adjusted his tie and kept on trucking. i was mortified....one of our psychometricians also does that, he is an older man with a cane but still....he just walks out the restroom with out even a glance at the sinks...eesh, i am getting sick just thinking of it....


Yeeww. I'm so squeemish that ...

Just reading these posts make me want to wash my hands!!


I'm the same way. When I wash my hands in the men's room, I turn the faucet ON and OFF with a paper towel. And I find a way to somehow use my clothes to open the door out of the rest room.

:shock:

There - beat that!!

Brought to you by the OCD-OCD (Organization of Competitive Disorderly Obsessive Compulsive Disorderlies)

You can always take a hanky to open bathroom doors. :)

Shawn
05-19-2010, 09:52 AM
I do the same thing. What I also hate is when you learn after touching the faucet that, there is no soap. Yeah, my friends and workers call me " Monk " .

I preach to my daughters 8 and 5 about washing their hands before dinner, lunch or anytime they touch food. I also get on them for playing with the rabbits and washing their hands before they touch anything. All those rabbits do is wiz on theirselves and each other. One day I'm telling my kids, " always wash your hands when you come home from school, wash yours hands after you blow your nose, etc be clean. " My wife interupts and said, " be clean, be OCD, be your father. "
I know I drive them nuts but I can't help it.


Oh yeah, my brother is pretty much like me when it comes to this stuff. When we were kids they used to call us, Spic and Span.

My wife thinks I have a problem myself. I'm like woman...I just know what this stuff can do to you...lol. We have a rule in our house. Keep your hands out of your nose, eyes and mouth. Wash your hands before every meal and when you come in from outdoors.

I don't believe that to be OCD...merely educated and aware. But, hey maybe I'm Monk as well. :)

Shawn
05-19-2010, 09:54 AM
And just a question for you guys. Which is dirtier...your own penis...or those bathroom sinks? Hand gel is a wonderful thing.

cruzer8
05-19-2010, 10:58 AM
Many bathrooms now have a garbage can near the door so you can use paper toweling to open the door and then chuck it in the garbage once the door is open.

But if they only have the hand dryers then you're screwed.

RuthlessBurgher
05-19-2010, 12:21 PM
Speaking of hand dryers, how about those new-fangled models that seem to have jet engines in them? When you try to dry off the back of your hand, your skin moves as if you had just jumped out of an airplane and are in complete freefall.

http://i.treehugger.com/images/2007/5/24/LCA%2520hand%2520dryer.jpg

What happened to the good ol' "Push Button, Receive Bacon" models?

http://www.blogto.com/upload/2008/02/20080226_bacon.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
05-20-2010, 01:30 PM
Which is dirtier...your own penis...or those bathroom sinks?

I dunno...sometimes I think with my penis, and the thoughts that come out of there can be plenty dirty. :wink:

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ghettoscott
05-20-2010, 08:16 PM
Which is dirtier...your own penis...or those bathroom sinks?

I dunno...sometimes I think with my penis, and the thoughts that come out of there can be plenty dirty. :wink:

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i gotta go with bathroom sinks....one penis vs. the hordes of peni that come through daily. i kick the toilet handle to flush, use paper towels to turn on and off the sink and use a fresh towel to open the door..i dont touch nere notta nuthin in the mens room.

this one Asian dude at work washes his hands before he pee's..(is the word pee's ghey?)..then he leaves without washing....

flippy
05-21-2010, 10:10 AM
In general, I've felt like the more dirt, germs, bacteria you get exposed to, the more resilient your body becomes. And the more you try to avoid this stuff, the sicker you're likely to become either mentally or physically.

The best bet is almost always not to worry. But it sucks when that thought just doesn't win inside your head. If that thought isn't able to win, there should be some medicine for that so you can fix your mind and relax.

I always remind myself that there's loads of people that do what OCD people don't do and they're almost always fine.

fezziwig
05-21-2010, 11:42 AM
I have to admit, I'm always sick. If there is something going around, I catch it. I don't understand it either, I never touch anything, never touch my eyes, nose mouth to insert any germs.

Back to my hang up: I freakin hate when they are out of soap in the bathrooms. I also hate when I'm at someones house and you think your squirting soap onto your hands but, it's really hand lotion.
I would say the sink is dirtier than the tool. Sixty minutes did a thing on restaurants and they said, " most tops of toilet seats have less germs than kitchen counter tops were the food is prepared. "

Last year I was sitting at AppleBees and some young guys were sitting in the booth behind me. One was laughing about how he wiped this guys steak on his butt crack before he served it to him. The guy was his neighbor and they didn't get along. He told his other buddies that the guy accused him of killing his dog, police came etc, etc. it's no wonder I'm OCD.

flippy
05-22-2010, 08:41 AM
I think I'm the opposite of OCD, but understand what many with OCD go through. Instead of obsessing on any one thing, I do worry about many things as we all do. But instead of worry about any one thing repeatedly, I worry about everything eventually. And I constantly convince myself not to worry about what's on top of my mind.

And eventually whatever I was worrying about gets replaced by a new worry.

So I guess in a sense I'm OCD about worrying, but not about anything in particular.

I think everyone's OCD to some extent.

It just fills the gaps that would otherwise lead to boredom.

So I think new activity may be the real cure for OCD.

Become too busy to think about whatever worries you.

D Rock
05-22-2010, 02:29 PM
I've taken microbiology classes. I know what all these germs can do and where they are, but I look back on my life and think about all the gross things I've done and I just can't find any reason to worry about germs.

I'm never sick. Is it because I was always 'dirty' and I eat food that touches tables and don't wash my hands before I eat and I built up my immune system from that, or am I just lucky that I have a good immune system or otherwise I would be deathly ill all day every day?


I like to think it's the former and just keep doing what I've been doing.

silver & black
05-29-2010, 09:26 AM
This will only get worse. Don't be shocked when there is an outright ban on smoking...period. Legislated morality and parenting has become the mainstay of both political parties. I guess we need government to save us from ourselves.

It was tried once before: 1920 - 1933 "The Noble Experiment"... better known as "Prohibition". How'd that work out? I'm sure it will be tried again... we never seem to learn from the past. :nono

stillers4me
05-29-2010, 10:32 AM
Our Steelers bar has numbered parking spaces in the back. I consider it bad luck if we have to park in a space that's not a player number.

Is that considered OCD?

stillers4me
05-29-2010, 10:38 AM
I've taken microbiology classes. I know what all these germs can do and where they are, but I look back on my life and think about all the gross things I've done and I just can't find any reason to worry about germs.

I'm never sick. Is it because I was always 'dirty' and I eat food that touches tables and don't wash my hands before I eat and I built up my immune system from that, or am I just lucky that I have a good immune system or otherwise I would be deathly ill all day every day?


I like to think it's the former and just keep doing what I've been doing.


Honestly, I think your right on. I grew up playing outside and came in "kid dirty" every night. I've always been disgusting healthy (knocking on wood).

I use common sense about washing my hands.....I'm not overly fanatic about it. I work in a medical office and try to remember to wash my hands after every patient ( usually in front of them....for some reason they like to see that :roll: ). I put eye drops in eyes all day and it's not the germs per say, but I don't want to get dilating drops rubbed into my own eyes and I get their tears on my hands.

But I do think kids are kept entirely "too clean" these days and it just makes for sicker kids.