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Should All Public Restroom Doors "Swing Both Ways" ?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by EveryDayAmnesiac, Jun 2, 2014.

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Should publi restroom doors swing both ways?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. I don't use public restrooms because they're full of sin & shit

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  4. I don't give a fuck

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  5. I forgot the question

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  6. Just wash your hands before and after you befoul the toilet

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  7. I'm bating as I read this

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  8. EveryDayAmnesiac is a tool and I choose not to respond

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  1. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I have always been a storm ...

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    Okay, not to go all Larry David on you here, but I think there should be a law which says that ALL public restroom designed for more than one person need to have doors which open by merely swinging / pushing them either way, instead of a having a handle for one way or both.

    When you think about how many germs would be on this door handle that you have to touch in order to go poking around your peter or your franny or your asterisk, it's soul-crushing. You know where people put their fingers and how often, and they're all touching that handle that you have to grasp in order to go in. Sometimes, I just can't do it.

    Yes, you can use your sleeve, but... c'mon. Maybe if it makes you feel better. If you're lucky, you can catch someone going out and not have to touch the handle, but that is not always an option, especially, when you're.... percolating.

    Yes, you could just wash your hands before and after, but then we're getting into water wastage... And leads me to my next point...

    Even worse are the restrooms where you have to use a handle to open the door after you're done. We all know how few people wash their hands after their business, so that handle is RIPE with icky. And even if everyone washed their hands after, you're doubtfully getting all the bad shit off your hands and you're going to pick SOMETHING up from that handle still. It makes even less sense to have to have a door handle from this direction.

    And then you've got some restrooms that don't even have doors, but are designed so that none of our shames can be seen. But... they can be heard. And smelled. :shit:

    Just recently I had to stop and take a shit at a rest stop that had no doors and an attendant on hand to answer travelling questions. Their desk was right outside the Men's room. There was no one else there. You could have heard a cockroach have an orgasm. And she certainly heard every sound the human body makes when taking the kind of shit you can only take when your previous day's intake was only fruit and alcohol. :disgust:

    I could not look that at attendant in the eye when I left.

    So, I'm not really for the "No Door" approach.

    With a swing door, you can just put your shoulder into it and not have to worry (as much). To me, this seems like the best option until we can install automatic doors, or until humans have no shame and don't need doors on restrooms.

    So, the cons that I can think of, are:

    CONS

    Easy for other people to get hit by door
    Need different locks to keep out the violent unwanted
    Need different locks in case of natural disaster


    Please tell me your thoughts matter, regardless of what they are.

    All manner of silly answers are welcome. :) (I'm looking at YOU, @dorkus_molorkus!)

    EDIT: And yes, I do see all the typos... :lol: I created this thread accidentally before it was ready, so... I'm afraid you'll just have to deal with this rough draft version...

    DOUBLE EDIT: I had meant to bring this up as a "legitimate" public health concern. FWIW.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014
  2. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I have OCD and I approve this thread. :lol:
  3. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

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    The shit you think of while stoned.

    Unless you recently cleaned that keyboard you are typing on then you should consider that it is also very dirty.

    I always considered germs a means of strengthening my immune system. I was not purposefully getting sneezed on but I was not avoiding contact with germs either. At least I never went too out of my way. I dont get sick too often. I think I had the flu once in the last five years.

    So yeah. Relax OP and vape more.

    Edit. besides it is really only deadly viruses that you should be scared of. And odds are youwill receive news on that one.
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  4. dorkus_molorkus

    dorkus_molorkus My member is well known

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    Dear oh dear, you certainly have some freaky assed issues dont you.

    TBH I dont think I can look you in the eye anymore either.

    I know the road to world peace is lots of little steps, but I have no idea WTF you could possibly have going on in your life that makes this thread ok?

    Complete with a poll at the top and everything.
    Aww, blessed are The OCD's.


    Ok, well no one can say Im not a helpful soul.
    However this counts as a housecall from the 'dear dorkus' thread, so some people may be offended.

    For starters you have far too much time on your hands. (the poll at the top was the giveaway)

    Why is there all the angst when you just need to get a box of some latex gloves?
    Keep them in the car or in your handbag.

    They come in handy for all sorts of shit.
    Committing crime for example, internal searches obviously, kinky sexual shit springs to mind including as an emergency condom.
    They are a great conversation starter, muthafuckers all sit up and take notice at the thwack of a latex glove on the wrist at a dinner party.

    Men, women doesnt matter, everyone squirms.

    The great thing is, they are awesome for what you want them for. But if you have a pair on and there is no toilet paper handy after a particularly non-viscous but totally vicious poop, you can just pretend you are in Mumbai & use yr hand.
    Peel it off and flush. (or drop it in the hole if you actually are in Mumbai) and you still have one gloved hand ala Micheal Jackson to exit the cubicle with style.

    No need to re-design the world with fancy communist leftie pinko fucken doors.
    You wanted to make laws about it? Have a govt dept as well I spose?
    The DDD- Dept of Dunny Doors?

    I suppose not everyone is as lucky as I am. These things are no problem for me, I have learned to use my massive cock as a prehensile tail & have it open the door for me.

    If the handle or anything is suspect I just wash my cock in the bowl & flush.

    @Vicki , I didnt realise these 2 things about you. Wow, you're dyslexic & you play Call of Duty!
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014
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  5. rayski

    rayski Well-Known Member

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    Bring a couple of tissues or paper towels with you to open and close the doors with. At least, if available, use the one you dried your hands with to cover the knob/handle as you leave.
  6. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Purell. Problem solved.
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  7. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I have always been a storm ...

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    All excellent, reasonable ideas. Well, most of them anyway. My hopes, however, were to avoid waste while at the same time avoiding having to put any pre-thought into my away-from-home-toilet actions... which some might call transgressions. :brow:

    For the record, I do carry around a box of medical-grade examination gloves in my car...

    But the most important thing I have to say is that Purell makes my hands feel like they just fingered a Martian. :cry:
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  8. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Show compassion to animals

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    What I do is grab an extra paper towel after I wash my hands and use that to open the door and let myself out, then I throw it behind me as I pass through the door. :)
    I know someone has to deal with that piece of paper but I don't see any other way. It's disgusting having to consider touching that handle..
  9. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I do the paper towel and hand sanitizer thing myself. I even carry a mini can of Lysol if I'm going to a theater or show to spray armrests and seats since they're about as nasty as a public restroom, some of us need to be more diligent then others.
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  10. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I have always been a storm ...

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    Oh don't get me started on movie theater seats! Guh. If I had my way, they'd all be made out of stainless steel and be flooded in ISO between each showing... :freak:
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  11. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Now Ain't that some shit !!! :shit::evil:
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  12. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Show compassion to animals

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    The absolute worst is using the keyboards and mice at work.. When I get full-time and have my own desk I will be bringing in my own keyboard and mouse in a backpack and bring it home with me when I'm done. I can't stand having to work and then be aware not to touch my face or eyes because my hands end up stinking from the office equipment :(

    I shed a tear in laughter. Oh my god. If we could rate posts with stars that would be a [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  13. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    All of you know that there's something wrong with you, right? :lol:
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  14. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Show compassion to animals

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    Severely. :rofl:it's just normal to us now. I'm going to go shower in bleach and scrub myself with a sea urchin, brb
  15. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I have always been a storm ...

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    What we REALLY need to do is to start a program that puts people who are out of work BACK to work... going around sanitizing anything they can possibly put their hands on, including people, and starting with the major cities and working their way outward, and repeating, like any good cleaning routine.

    So much filth, and yet so little time...

    I further submit that all public restroom faucets should run on motion sensors, as well as the paper towel dispensers. Though I prefer to get blown.
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  16. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I gotta be careful, that next case of the runs could be my last.
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  17. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Of course! I thought you knew!! :lol:
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  18. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    Not sure if I grasped the "meaning" of the title of this thread, but here goes....

    [​IMG]

    :clap:
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  19. crawdad

    crawdad floatin

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    how about no doors? make entrance a switch back for privacy.
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  20. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I have always been a storm ...

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    Oh, you grasped the meaning loud and clear, @DDave ;). That Herbalizer must really get the creative juices flowing...


    :lol:
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  21. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I don't get it... it gets windy in the bathroom?
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  22. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

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    I took it to mean anything from a cross dresser, to a transvestite (that's the sex change ones, right?) to a hermaphrodite.
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  23. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I had cause to tend bar in a gay club for a few months way back when, the restrooms were just marked "Restroom" except backstage where they were marked "Queens" and "Boring"
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  24. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    [​IMG]
  25. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Ha!

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