I Just Don’t Know How To Flush

I really don’t know how to flush the toilet and I am quite concerned about it.  You see I read this study that tells me that there are millions of little germs on the handle used to flush the toilet.  So, it is not advisable for me to touch the lever with my hands.  So, someone tells me I should use my foot to flush the toilet.  A karate kick to the lever will do it.

But then, I have to touch the faucet on the sink to wash my hands.  I am told there are a  million or so more germs there.  I am sorry but I do not think I can turn on the faucet with my foot.  So, someone tells me I can use the paper towel and turn on and off the faucet with a paper towel.  But then, sometimes I have to touch part of the towel dispenser with my hands.  I guess that is covered with germs too!  So, I am supposed to use my elbow to push down the lever and crank out some towels to use.  Then, I can safely touch them.[su_spacer]
Fortunately for me, many bathrooms now have automatic flushing toilets.  But, to my great dismay, I read another study that said when the toilet flushes, it can spray germs up to four feet in the air!  Aughh!  What am I supposed to do with that?  So, you’re telling me that millions of germs are bouncing up and down from floor to ceiling all the time.  What happens when the toilet in use in the next stall flushes?  Do I wear a mask?[su_spacer]
Yet, I just read another research study that said people are more likely to wash their hands after going to the bathroom if another person is in the bathroom with them.
So, now I need to be alone when I go to the bathroom.  I figure I can handle my own germs catapulting into the air, but I do not wish to be exposed to other people’s germs as they soar high into the sky! Yet, I just read another research study that said people are more likely to wash their hands after going to the bathroom if another person is in the bathroom with them.  So, if I am alone, I may not want to wash my own hands.  Plus, now I feel almost obligated to be in there with other people so they will wash their hands.  I mean, don’t I have some sort of obligation to keep the world germ free?  And, what do I do when I enter the bathroom as someone else is leaving it alone?  Did they wash their hands?  I don’t know!![su_spacer]
So, I am just all mixed up here!  I cannot touch the lever to flush the toilet, the faucet, the towel dispenser, and so on!  I am also told I cannot touch the door handle on the way out!  Maybe that is why there are paper towels on the floor when I leave the bathroom.  Maybe I am not supposed to touch the trash can either?  What can I touch?[su_spacer]
So, I flush the toilet with my feet and then I am afraid to touch my shoes when I take them off at night.  I am afraid I am leaving germ infested footprints wherever I go.  Heck, as I write this, I am thinking the other guy who uses his foot to flush the toilet probably had germs all over the bottom of his feet too!  That is a distressing thought!  Now I am back to where I started!  How the heck do I flush the toilet??  Now what?[su_spacer]

I think I will just stop reading research studies!!


Jim R. Jacobs
Jim R. Jacobs
Jim R Jacobs is a brave creator who strives to do mighty things! Jim is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator helping others to live more brave and authentic lives! He is the author of Driving Lessons For Life: Thoughts on Navigating Your Road to Personal Growth. Jim speaks professionally, and coaches others to success and living with integrity. He is a counselor, educator, innovator, father, and friend. Please check out Jim R. Jacobs and Driving Lessons For Life and find Jim on social media! Let's connect and dare mighty things!

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