Show of HandsShow of Hands

Comments: Add Comment

SanFran876 Philly
12/20/15 12:08 am

Yes I have to be. I have an autoimmune disease which makes me more susceptible to catching things. That and I ride public transit everyday with inconsiderate aholes that don't know how to cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze.

FameO
12/13/15 3:01 pm

I'm germaphobic enough that I use a napkin to grab the salt shaker at a restaurant.

wearemonkeys77 Lest We Forget... Hodor
12/13/15 11:52 am

i saidyes because i consider my self "germ aware" not phobic.

Reply
theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/11/15 3:49 pm

I work with lots of people who come from countries without drinking water in their plumbing (if they have plumbing). The hygiene habits are awful!! HR actually has to teach these people how to use a bathroom!!!

Reply
theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/11/15 3:50 pm

And yet, they're so "smart" they work by the tens of thousands for Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. and drive expensive cars and have nice houses.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/11/15 3:50 pm

And that's why your kids won't get a job, car, or house.

NexusBlue California
12/10/15 11:45 pm

I said yes but it's mostly in the winter that I go into hyperdrive combating those suckers.

Reply
aclincoln memphis
12/10/15 6:19 pm

I should be more of a germaphobe tbh
but I rarely get sick so💁🏼

Reply
susanr Colorado
12/10/15 4:33 pm

Not at all. I think I'm reasonably sensible about germs, but I'm not the least bit obsessive about it.

Wooperth Blue Dog Democrat
12/10/15 1:45 pm

We're too clean. Attempting to eliminate all germs just makes you have a weaker immune system.

Reply
NexusBlue California
12/10/15 11:47 pm

That is true but mostly on the case of children, they need to be exposed so they can build a strong immune system.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/11/15 3:46 pm

No, my chemo makes me have a weak immune system.

NexusBlue California
12/11/15 10:03 pm

But you're an exception, and.....I'm sorry to hear you are going through that. My mom had to go through it. Hope you recover and never have to deal with it again.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
12/10/15 11:34 am

Only in public bathrooms. Women are serious pigs

Reply
JohnnyHelvetica
12/10/15 10:49 am

In public bathrooms, yes.

Reply
hankG New Jersey
12/10/15 9:06 am

No but I don't like sharing drinks

CrzyChica
12/10/15 8:26 am

I taught elementary school for years and years. You can't be a teacher of little ones and be a germaphobe. Bodily fluids, boogers, dirt, and various germs come with the territory.

dfish at home
12/10/15 8:22 am

I have a theory that half the people who consider themselves germaphobes, had they never heard of the condition, would not be germaphobes

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
12/10/15 7:49 am

Our bodies are riddled with germs. You're welcome. 😉

Reply
akrealist a log cabin in the woods
12/10/15 7:47 am

I'm not a germaphobe, but I try to be sensible...

I'm probably a bit overcautious in public restrooms (not touching the door handle, etc.) and I'm not a big fan of buffets (e.g. salad bars at the grocery store), but other than that, I'm good.

Reply
bowtieguy wishin I was fishin
12/10/15 7:17 am

I washed my hands other than in the shower in a couple days

badattitude no place like home
12/10/15 7:46 am

Eww. Not even after wiping? Yuck

rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 7:52 am

Now that's just irresponsible

badattitude no place like home
12/10/15 7:54 am

I'm not a germaphobe, but I do worry about getting hepatitis from people that don't wash after pooping. No cure.

Amoose979 Amarr
12/10/15 6:50 am

I eat food that falls on the ground and share food, do no I guess not

Reply
rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 6:25 am

Depends. I don't really like sharing drinks or touching things after an unsanitary person.

badattitude no place like home
12/10/15 7:47 am

How can you tell. They might look "sanitary" but they might have just wiped and not washed. Yuck

rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 7:50 am

That's more rational, not really a fear of germs

rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 7:51 am

When i can tell, is when i avoid it.

CrzyChica
12/10/15 8:30 am

In an episode of Mythbusters they faked a nasal drip in the host and had a pretend party in which people interacted. At the end they used a blacklight to show where the liquid ended up. It was disgusting!

badattitude no place like home
12/10/15 8:32 am

I saw that. Really eye opening. I don't touch my mouth, eyes or nose anymore unless I wash my hands. I don't get colds anymore.

CrzyChica
12/10/15 1:00 pm

Yep. When I taught I tried to keep my hands away from eyes, mouth, face. Nothing like a kinder picking his nose then wanting to hold your hand to get you to think about what you do with your hands. Ick.

LibertarianFL Florida
12/10/15 6:17 am

Gotta build your immune system.

Reply
rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 6:22 am

You did that when you were a baby putting shit in your mouth lol

LibertarianFL Florida
12/10/15 6:34 am

Your immune system isn't fully develop at that age lol.

rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 6:36 am

Yeah but it is once you're an adult

LibertarianFL Florida
12/10/15 6:42 am

It still has to be constantly used, there are always new germs or different strains. Also our overly clean life style leads to a higher rate of auto-immune disorders.

rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 6:44 am

That doesn't justify licking doorknobs

LibertarianFL Florida
12/10/15 6:47 am

Did I ever say lick a doorknob? Just don't use hand sanitizers 24/7.

mim formerly 97123
12/10/15 5:57 am

Chronic hand-washer here.

Reply
Kay41 the Midwest
12/10/15 5:00 am

Nah, I'm a teacher and I've been in contact with every germ possible. I'm pretty much immune to everything now.

rambo088 kansas
12/10/15 6:25 am

*gets anthrax*

Kay41 the Midwest
12/10/15 8:30 am

😃 Ok, well, maybe not everything!

CrzyChica
12/10/15 8:31 am

I wish years of teaching had made me immune, alas, I got sick every year. Haven't taught in public schools in years...completely healthy.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/10/15 3:03 pm

I got sick the first several years, but haven't been sick in at least 10. What did you teach?

Kay41 the Midwest
12/10/15 3:03 pm

Oh, I see above that it was elementary school. Kudos to you. I couldn't do that!

CrzyChica
12/10/15 3:08 pm

Haha! A lot of people say that. What do/did you teach?

Kay41 the Midwest
12/10/15 3:11 pm

High school Spanish... In my opinion they are much easier! ☺

CrzyChica
12/10/15 4:21 pm

See, when a little kid does something totally stupid I can be patient & forgive them 'cause they're 5. When an 18 year old does something stupid I'm like...and you're allowed to vote? What the heck is wrong with you?! Although, I teach college kids & they're sometimes not much different than high schoolers. I prefer college kids to high school, though.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/10/15 5:40 pm

Sometimes that thought does cross my mind. ☺

Rachel27b maryland
12/10/15 4:53 am

I'm a really bad germaphobe

Reply
play86play Ohio
12/10/15 4:24 am

I have a healthy respect.

Reply
bartman71 USW
12/10/15 3:12 am

George Carlin did a great piece on this once, I absolutely agreed.

thefreshprintz Bradley, IL
12/09/15 11:57 pm

I' fine with Germans... Wait...

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/09/15 11:38 pm

Not at all. Your immune system is just like your muscles, it needs to be trained to stay fit.

Reply
LibertarianFL Florida
12/10/15 6:19 am

Exactly, it's also been shown that our overly clean lifestyle leads to higher rate of auto-immune disorders.

man1234
12/09/15 11:35 pm

Absolutely not. As a results, I haven't been sick in almost 3 years.

My roommate in college religiously used hand sanitizer, vitamins, and cleaning products. Needless to say, he was sick all of the time. Germiphobia only hurts yourself. Build your immunity.!

Reply
greeengoddess Minnesota
12/10/15 5:42 am

I think a lot of it is in your head, too. If you're constantly so worried about getting sick, you're going to get sick. I've also found that hypochondria and germaphobia often go hand in hand.