Do you stomp on the handles of institutional toilets to flush them?

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Excuse me but I believe you'll find that I made this exact thread about 10 years ago. Hang on . . .

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:39 (six months ago) Permalink

No

Germs are not real

brimstead, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:39 (six months ago) Permalink

OK so it wasn't a poll and I guess I wasn't inclusive as I directed it to the ladies but there you go.

I am in the anti-footflushing camp. I was shocked when I discovered this was a thing.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:40 (six months ago) Permalink

thx ENBB I only searched thread titles for "flush", valuable archival material

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:41 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm not worried about germs I just enjoy getting to stomp something

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:42 (six months ago) Permalink

haha no prob. Great minds obv think about these things. :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:43 (six months ago) Permalink

11 years ago. This is what I've been doing with my life for 11 fucking. Fuck.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:45 (six months ago) Permalink

galaxy brain take: don’t flush

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:51 (six months ago) Permalink

up until a few years ago i would've said fucking always

but now if it's a normal home-style toilet i'll just grab toilet paper and flush

if it's one of those industrial/commercial toilets, where the handle is far away i'll still step on it, but if my conscience kicks in i'll use toilet paper. on occasion i'll justify my dirty sole touching it by telling myself someone else has probably stepped on it. i also start thinking everyone is taking too god damned long using the urinals and i see what slobs guys are when it comes to bathroom etiquette so they won't mind getting a little more dirt on their fingers

the worse thing is using your bare hands to turn the tap on and off, and lots of places use those air dryers

at a whole foods i go to there are hygienic instructions that state to use paper towel to turn off the tap...only thing is there is no paper towel in the washroom

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:00 (six months ago) Permalink

voted always anyway btw

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Compromise solution: I give the handle a good hard knee.

mick signals, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:38 (six months ago) Permalink

why do bathrooms gotta be such a quandary nowadays

every single one has some kinda bullshit to deal with

i just want to excrete waste, wash my hands, primp my personal appearance, and dry my hands with an effective, non-weird technology

j., Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

used to be "always". Not sure why I stopped, I guess just because I encounter these toilets less and less.

silverfish, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:24 (six months ago) Permalink

How low is the handle to the floor?

If it’s one of those new green material-covered ones, I tend not to stomp.

Crazy Display Name Haver (kingfish), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:28 (six months ago) Permalink

How low is the handle to the floor?

If it’s one of those new green material-covered ones, I tend not to stomp.

Crazy Display Name Haver (kingfish), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:29 (six months ago) Permalink

How low is the handle to the floor? Are we at a bar or nightclub?

If it’s one of those new green material-covered ones, I tend not to stomp.

Crazy Display Name Haver (kingfish), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:29 (six months ago) Permalink

i don't stop, i gently press with my foot. the reason is that in a public men's restroom you have to assume there is piss on everything. every single thing in there could be covered in a layer of piss. it's one of the most disgusting places on the planet.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:53 (six months ago) Permalink

i don't stomp, rather

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:54 (six months ago) Permalink

stomping could cause the handle to break off or the hardware to start leaking, just adding more liquidity to the risk portolio

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:55 (six months ago) Permalink

just riffing tbh

but to be clear i use my foot, gently

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I prob said this in the other thread but you almost never see toilets like that in this country, they look like they belong in an asylum in the 30s.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:56 (six months ago) Permalink

yours don't even go in the right direction

j., Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:01 (six months ago) Permalink

It seems more sensible to me to flush as I normally would, then proceed to the washbasin to wash my hands before exiting.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 9 February 2018 01:52 (six months ago) Permalink

of course!

calstars, Friday, 9 February 2018 01:54 (six months ago) Permalink

my main reason for not wanting to touch the handle with my bare hand is that it definitely has pee all over it

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 February 2018 02:10 (six months ago) Permalink

Elbow, then knee; shoe is last resort; hand is last last resort (like, for airplane bathrooms)

El Tomboto, Friday, 9 February 2018 02:12 (six months ago) Permalink

You guys ever changed diapers?

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Also most soap in the washrooms are not antibacterial, just regular soap which is scented liquid used so germs can slip n slide their way down your hands, which they usually don’t because people don’t know how to wash their hands

infinity (∞), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:16 (six months ago) Permalink

properly

infinity (∞), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:16 (six months ago) Permalink

The antibacterial effect of those soaps require that they be in contact with the bacteria for a couple of minutes, which means it is nothing but a placebo during ordinary daily use.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Point is antibacterial soap kills more bacteria than regular soap, which is more common

infinity (∞), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:20 (six months ago) Permalink

um Aimless speak for yourself, I walk around with my hands caked in soap for an hour a day

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:25 (six months ago) Permalink

I just carry hand sanitizer in my bag

El Tomboto, Friday, 9 February 2018 02:27 (six months ago) Permalink

btw showers are also toilets

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:30 (six months ago) Permalink

I’ve started swabbing alcohol swabs on my arms before bed just to feel something

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:52 (six months ago) Permalink

i remember a dan savage column years ago where a guy wrote in about how he liked to lick certain fluids from the floors of certain restrooms, and he wanted to know how unsafe this practice might be. and dan's findings were that, as disgusting as his hobby might seem, it wasn't going to do him any harm.

new noise, Friday, 9 February 2018 03:12 (six months ago) Permalink

heh, yeah i guess it must be as harmful as a dog licking everything

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 February 2018 03:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Flush normally and then wash my hands.

call me by your name..or Finn (fionnland), Friday, 9 February 2018 13:43 (six months ago) Permalink

see I had no idea people stomped on handles

xpost

cfe The Go-Gos infamous "Corner Cleaners" game

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 9 February 2018 13:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Hell, I stomp on the urinal handles.

pplains, Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:42 (six months ago) Permalink

That’s some limber hips you’ve got

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:46 (six months ago) Permalink

obviously step one is a vertical leap

El Tomboto, Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:49 (six months ago) Permalink

i like to execute a flying elbow drop on the handle

Karl Malone, Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:51 (six months ago) Permalink

grenades in the john, run out just in time

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:52 (six months ago) Permalink

OK so it wasn't a poll and I guess I wasn't inclusive as I directed it to the ladies but there you go.

I am in the anti-footflushing camp. I was shocked when I discovered this was a thing.

― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:40 PM (one week ago)

OTM

sarahell, Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:32 (six months ago) Permalink

good thing y'all have your *much* cleaner public bathrooms to yourselves

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Experienced an unstompable toilet handle at a carpenteria campground today. It was the usual toggle handle, but it was built into the wall behind the toilet. To flush, you had to push the handle into the wall, as if you are plunging the wall. It was very odd and gross.

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 19 February 2018 21:47 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/germ-places-in-public-restrooms/

Faucet handle
Hand dryers
The floor
~Flush handle~
Soap dispenser
The walls
The stall door handle
The door

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:40 (five months ago) Permalink

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a foot stomping on the handle of an institutional toilet - forever

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:19 (five months ago) Permalink

xp relieved that toilet water did not make the list

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:27 (five months ago) Permalink


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