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Hygiene - The lost art??

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  • 02-08-2005 1:37pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭


    What is it with people and lack of hygiene?? I mean I would have thought that it is elementary, like learning to walk! In the last week I have had the misfortune of dealing with people of the smelly kind whether it bad breath or that "I don't shower" smell, the final straw was just now dealing with a client who was scratching his arse crack in front of me then going to shake my hand! Do these people not realise that you make others feel sick, make there time around you unpleasant and generally irritate! It cant be that hard to have a shower in the morning so you don't smell like gone off milk and old socks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump


    I wash. It's hot out, some people might be busy.

    John


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,130 ✭✭✭✭Kiera


    I feel your pain. Its horrible on the train and some fat smelly man is beside you holding onto the rail above and his armpit is right in your face!! What I don’t get is how come they cant smell themselves???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,130 ✭✭✭✭Kiera


    Lump wrote:
    some people might be busy.

    John
    That is no excuse not to wash. Get up 20 mins earlier and have a bloody shower!!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 560 ✭✭✭Nidge


    I assure you they can't smell themselves, I should know. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,865 ✭✭✭The_B_Man


    ye but wat if they hav a shower in the mornin then get smelly over the course of the day? its not as if they can bring a shower with them. they probably can smell themselves but theres nothin they can do about it til they get home.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 271 ✭✭shakaman


    Kiera wrote:
    That is no excuse not to wash. Get up 20 mins earlier and have a bloody shower!!!!

    Lump isn't saying that people are too busy to shower, he's saying that some people rush around in their jobs during the day and sweat in their workclothes. They don't have the option to shower during their work day as they're busy.

    I feel your pain too though with some people BO just can't be helped.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 310 ✭✭curliq


    Ifeel for ya there, when i was in school there was a girl in my class who'd come in in september and be fine, but get gradually smellier and smellier throughout the year! You could smell her as soon as she entered the room! I don't think she washed herself or her uniform once in the year, only during the summer. It was awful, i sat beside her for a while and every time she put up her hand, a fresh waft of it knocked you out. You'd be diving for the window to gasp some clean air! It's not that hard to get up and have a shower, or even bung your clothes in the washing machine!

    *rant over*


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭Megatron


    shakaman wrote:
    I feel your pain too though with some people BO just can't be helped.

    I used to have to work with a guy who had a fairly bad BO problem.


    he ended up haveing to get a Special Deoderant,

    a few clients basicly said they didn't want him down in the office any more till ti was sorted. they didn't say it to him , but to me as i was his Sup .

    Prob the hardest thing to have a "Meeting" about, at least when you fire someone, it's not like they will be around in the office after that :o


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,130 ✭✭✭✭Kiera


    shakaman wrote:
    Lump isn't saying that people are too busy to shower, he's saying that some people rush around in their jobs during the day and sweat in their workclothes. They don't have the option to shower during their work day as they're busy.

    I feel your pain too though with some people BO just can't be helped.

    I’m sorry but I don’t care how busy you are in work. There’s no way people can get that smelly by having a shower that morning and building up a sweat!!! This is the kind of sweat that has been there for a while!!! :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    When ppl go into a toilet and dont wah their hands. I see it all the time in Shopping Centres and the like. ****ing disgusting.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭Crucifix


    Shrimp wrote:
    When ppl go into a toilet and dont wah their hands. I see it all the time in Shopping Centres and the like. ****ing disgusting.
    Everytime there's a thread on hygiene I relate this story, but one time as I was washing my hands, a guy came over from the urinal, dried his hands and left. I shudder just thinking about it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,719 ✭✭✭Ruaidhri


    heh, never work in IT :p
    but seriously i know what you are on about.. sure we all smell a little off from time to time, but i mean seriously, most people dont smell of week old sweat! showers are NOT THAT BAD. when i was in secondry school i had to sit beside this guy in maths who smell STRONGLY of urine. it was sick. then there's that stale stink of BO, which is just..well...rotten.
    personally i find it hard to go without a shower for one day. hell if it's hot out i'd have two :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,472 ✭✭✭AdMMM


    Shrimp wrote:
    When ppl go into a toilet and dont wah their hands. I see it all the time in Shopping Centres and the like. ****ing disgusting.
    While I strive to have a shower everyday, sometimes I just don't have the time to so in that case I put A LOAD of deodrant on and hope it holds out!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 834 ✭✭✭dearg_doom


    Shrimp wrote:
    When ppl go into a toilet and dont wah their hands. I see it all the time in Shopping Centres and the like. ****ing disgusting.
    Have to agree with ya there! Especially when they're touching stuff like the cubicle doors and all. Filthy dogs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    While I strive to have a shower everyday, sometimes I just don't have the time to so in that case I put A LOAD of deodrant on and hope it holds out!

    Man, it's not about just not smelling. you can not shower for 2 days and not smell, it depends what you're doing. It's the hygine. Hygine is not smell. It's the germs, etc.. If you go into a toilet and it smells really fresh, it doesn't mean it's clean. It just means they put loads of air freshner in the air.

    I think i need to shower at least once a day, first thing in the morning. Otherwise you feel like a mess for the day, your hair is all knotted, and like not nice. Ans u have to was away all the oils/dust/etc.. that builds up from th previous day. By putting deodrant on, you are just covering up the pours, and they get clogged, therefore resulting in spots/blackheads.

    Thats another thing, why do some people have so many blackheads. Like litterly covered in them, it's horrible. I myself dont have one, I shower. Put two and two together.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    Crucifix wrote:
    Everytime there's a thread on hygiene I relate this story, but one time as I was washing my hands, a guy came over from the urinal, dried his hands and left. I shudder just thinking about it.

    ah he didn't have to wash his hands, he had his own washing technique. :rolleyes: It's disgusting.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭joejoem


    Shrimp wrote:
    When ppl go into a toilet and dont wah their hands. I see it all the time in Shopping Centres and the like. ****ing disgusting.


    I agree except in dirty toilets wherever they are. I will wash my hands as long as I dont have to turn off the rap, touch the hand drier, or open the door or the two doors on the way out of the toilet. My cock is clean, everyone elses mightent be, or those bums or just plain uncoirdinated people who wipe there arse and get shít all over there hands and go turn on the tap with same shíthand. Or people who piss/shít on there hands and walk out the door using hte same handle that I have to? If all Im doing is a piss and its in a busy manky toilet I will use tissue to lock the door and open it and then wait for someone to be walking out ahead of me and then hold the door open with my foot. This of course would not be done if my aim was bad that day


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,225 ✭✭✭JackKelly


    joejoem wrote:
    I will wash my hands as long as I dont have to turn off the rap, touch the hand drier, or open the door or the two doors on the way out of the toilet.

    Jees. I never even think twice. There's germs everywhere. If you don't get them in the jacks, you'll pick them up somewhere else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,225 ✭✭✭JackKelly


    Shrimp wrote:
    By putting deodrant on, you are just covering up the pours, and they get clogged, therefore resulting in spots/blackheads.

    Thats another thing, why do some people have so many blackheads. Like litterly covered in them, it's horrible. I myself dont have one, I shower. Put two and two together.

    :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    If the toilet isnt clean i use my feet. Like to open the door etc.. u have to was your hands it's so important. If you didnt' ud be a ridden with germs.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭irlirishkev


    Shrimp wrote:
    Thats another thing, why do some people have so many blackheads. Like litterly covered in them, it's horrible. I myself dont have one, I shower. Put two and two together.

    That's unfair. Some people are just more prone to acne/blackheads etc.. it's naive to assume that those who are, shower less than those who aren't.

    K.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    That's unfair. Some people are just more prone to acne/blackheads etc.. it's naive to assume that those who are, shower less than those who aren't.

    K.
    Not acne, thats different. Blackheads is as a direct result of not showering. If you wash your pours dont get blocked, it's simple? Thats all there is to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,578 ✭✭✭✭Creamy Goodness


    dearg_doom wrote:
    Have to agree with ya there! Especially when they're touching stuff like the cubicle doors and all. Filthy dogs.
    i have yet, failed to see any public toilets (except them one's on the streets where you pay to enter) that have a sink and a hand dryer in the cubicle, how do you expect them to release themseleves from the cubicle without touching the door? :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭joejoem


    Shrimp wrote:
    If the toilet isnt clean i use my feet. Like to open the door etc.. u have to was your hands it's so important. If you didnt' ud be a ridden with germs.


    True, and I would first chance I get, but think Mac D's on O Connell St, think of the junkies, scum bags and generally dirty/diseaase ridden people who go in there and would end up touching everything as said before, now for some reason in most of these places you have to push the door to go in and pull it to get out, so no feet can be used unless you want to do a Van Dam and put one foot out to the side and pull the door open! But as far as the germs on my hand would go afterwards they would be much much less than those in the bathroom.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer


    Shrimp wrote:
    Not acne, thats different. Blackheads is as a direct result of not showering. If you wash your pours dont get blocked, it's simple? Thats all there is to it.

    Not true, I shower everyday, wash my face in the evening and at night also.

    So I suppose we can assume everyone who has a blackhead or two is a filthy dog who never showers :rolleyes:

    Your view is the way a child would view things tbh....it's hardly that simple


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    Do a van dam.. I do, ha, if no one is there. or wait for someone to come in the put ur foot init, or just get tissue, and like hod the handle. Normally i'd go into a hotel if i need the tiolet, or some decent establishment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,688 ✭✭✭grimloch


    Ahem. http://www.news-medical.net/?id=553

    Some poor pub hygiene. A fella was eating and he had chips with it and a time came when he wanted ketchup and there was a bottle of ketchup on the table.

    He licks his knife, dips it into the ketchup bottle, which some unfortunate has to use later, and scoops out some. God bless individual packets.

    And people who have bad breath but are also the sort who stand really in your face when they're talking to you.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 213 ✭✭HarryHoudini


    joejoem wrote:
    If all Im doing is a piss and its in a busy manky toilet I will use tissue to lock the door and open it and then wait for someone to be walking out ahead of me and then hold the door open with my foot. This of course would not be done if my aim was bad that day

    Your name is Howard Hughes is it? Sounds like you have OCD.

    I think one shower in the morning is the bare minimum that anyone should do on a regular day.
    I was sitting on the bus yesterday and this dirty old woman sat down beside me, she stank to high heaven, she had this big suitcase with her that blocked me from making a dash out of the seat and upstairs to fresh air, had to endure the whole journey with my head 180 degrees turned away from her, gasping like a fish out of water for air.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,645 ✭✭✭Shrimp


    Shrimp wrote:
    Like litterly covered in them, it's horrible

    a blackhead or two is a filthy dog who never showers


    Please read back before posting..


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭joejoem


    grimloch wrote:

    And people who have bad breath but are also the sort who stand really in your face when they're talking to you.


    I HATE THAT!!!


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