The hidden truth about the Men’s room.

I did some traveling last week. I went to and from Las Vegas for a tradeshow. I flew from DIA (Denver Internation Airport) to McCarran and back again.

I like to get to the airport extra early, and not have to worry about the timeliness of getting through security and so forth.

‘Nature called’ a couple of times at both airports. (Coffee flows freely in my travel routines.) While doing so, I had the time to make an observation. Once I noticed this, I couldn’t ‘un-see’ it… and it disgusts me.

So here it is: only about 50% of my fellow hurried travelers in the men’s room washed their hands. Granted, this was an unscientific guess. I didn’t do a headcount. (HA! see what I did there?)

Mostly it was guys running in to use an urinal…
…and then running back out.

But even more disturbing, I happened to notice some sit-down lavatory users who bypassed the washing sinks too. Freaking gross people. Seriously?

Come on, guys; do better.  All the facilities were fully stocked with supplies, they were clean appearing, and had plenty of space for everyone to do what needed to be done, even at busy times.  There really wasn’t any reason NOT to wash properly.

Generally, I don’t notice such unsanitary habits in restaurants or most other public places. Sometimes at busy ‘guy-centric’ events like sporting events or concerts, the lack of washing can be noticeable. But really is there any excuse?  Rushing through the airport shouldn’t preclude the need for modern common sense washing habits.

Let’s do better fellas. If you are really that hurried, maybe you should get there sooner? As a PSA, here’s a reminder of what washing your hands should actualy look like: