Jason Collins: there's this tennis player didn't wash hands after finishing up at the urinal

big ted

Hall of Fame
I wouldn't single this player out exclusively, i don't think sport athletes in general are exactly known for their hygiene..
 

rushhr

Rookie
i suspect rafa defintely doesn't wash his hands. way too superstitious to do so. would probably also be concerned it affected the tape on his hands

honestly probably safer to just pack some hand disinfectant. less chance to get hand staph or something weird.
 

Bukmeikara

Legend
Hygiene is important but why dont you keep that information to yourself? There is zero reason to writte that down unless you want to gain some stardom on the back of the guy with the "dirty" hands which bottom line is pathetic.
 

VaporDude95

Banned
People freaking out about germs is why there’s so many allergies today.

People wrap their children in cotton wool and they don’t encounter different bacteria to develop their antibodies.

Best thing my dad did for me as a toddler was dump me in the garden bed to play with all the snails and bugs. No allergies.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
I don't think a single touch of the wand is going to contract you with a million germs. Some hands explore more deeper canyons mid-match and nobody bothers with the post match handshake!
Except for what's his name that spit in his hand before the handshake not long ago. Can't recall who it was.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
Many do (I certainly do) but it is also true that many don't unfortunately. Wonder who the unhygienic player was and shouldn't the poor ballkids be warned when they are next expected to take a towel off him?
You mean after they handle tennis balls which have been on the ground which is littered with pollution including bird droppings? And then in players' pockets as well?

The towels really are the least of the ballkids' problems when it comes to general hygiene unless a player has a readily communicable virus.
 
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ojo rojo

Hall of Fame
OP doesn't actually state that it's a man. Women can use urinals too - ever heard of the she-wee?

Probly Bouchard - perhaps why she refuses to shake hands sometimes ;)
 

NEW_BORN

Hall of Fame
I only wash my hands if there is someone already at the sink, don't wanna appear to be dirty.
If there's no one around, i'd just wipe the pee on the handle as i waltz out the door.
 

Charleneriva

Hall of Fame
I literally carry pocket hand sanitizer. Being clean is severely underrated.

Public restroom sinks are filthy too.
Bolded: Exactly. A lot of sickness and diseases can be prevented just by washing your hands properly.

As for pocket hand sanitiser, I can't live without them as well. But I make them myself, which is super simple. Those mass produced ones are pretty toxic and leave a lot of residue.

Just mix all the ingredients (which are flexible) together. Done.





https://www.fabhow.com/how-to-make-diy-hand-sanitizer.html
(I personally use a lot of citrus oils and white vinegar instead of rubbing alcohol though.)

i suspect rafa defintely doesn't wash his hands. way too superstitious to do so. would probably also be concerned it affected the tape on his hands

honestly probably safer to just pack some hand disinfectant. less chance to get hand staph or something weird.
Damn. That's a valid theory, the tape thing. But I hope you're wrong. Maybe he changes the finger tapes during those toilet breaks or something (I'm his fan but not a fan of them) since it's very simple and should take no time.

Bolded: All the public restrooms I often visit have automatic faucets but for the ones that don't, I simply wash the faucet along with my hands. Better for me, better for others as well. No need to get "panic"/stressed out over little, everyday life stuff like that. :D

I grab a towel from the dispenser if one is hanging already. Use it to grab everything. Overboard?

Yes.
It's okay. Having witnessed many who don't wash their hands, I do that as well but just inside the restroom.

Bottom of shirt works well too for the doors etc.
Err, not very hygienic for your shirts though. All doors should be the push/sensor type imo.
 
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Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
^ Interesting.

Dettol aloe vera pocket sanitiser (95% ethanol) works fine, is cheap, and smells great though. I'm sure I've got sick less since I've started using it.

As a chemist (fourth year uni) I already smell too much isopropyl alcohol as it is (makes me feel ill). I also don't believe that it is at all good for you. Pretty toxic compared to ethanol I believe. The other three are probably fine though and seem like they'd smell nice.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
^ Interesting.

Dettol aloe vera pocket sanitiser (95% ethanol) works fine, is cheap, and smells great though. I'm sure I've got sick less since I've started using it.

As a chemist (fourth year uni) I already smell too much isopropyl alcohol as it is (makes me feel ill). I also don't believe that it is at all good for you. Pretty toxic compared to ethanol I believe. The other three are probably fine though and seem like they'd smell nice.
At work I have to use it many times a day. And then to have any smell from it gets sickening. There are some very good options in the pharmacy that are smell free and also dont dry out the hands.
 

FederErizeD

Hall of Fame
Nobody actually washes their hands.
Oh man this is so common especially in the west and I really don't know why .. I lived in the US for 13 months where I was working as a medical researcher at one of the most renowned cancer research centers in the whole world, and I was literally shocked by the number of guys that would just go straight out of the bathroom without washing their hands. Ugh just the memory of it makes me cringe so bad. And to think that those are all in the medical field makes you even more confused!
 

Charleneriva

Hall of Fame
^ Interesting.

Dettol aloe vera pocket sanitiser (95% ethanol) works fine, is cheap, and smells great though. I'm sure I've got sick less since I've started using it.

As a chemist (fourth year uni) I already smell too much isopropyl alcohol as it is (makes me feel ill). I also don't believe that it is at all good for you. Pretty toxic compared to ethanol I believe. The other three are probably fine though and seem like they'd smell nice.
Going to graduate soon huh? :)

Trust me, those DIY ones are better: more effective because they keep your skin more balanced =>more protection, much more pleasant in terms of afterfeel + smell and most importantly, at least to me, are safer for your health and the environment. They're cheap and super quick to make as well.

Thorough cleanness/disinfection is overrated and can actually be harmful in normal circumstances. What we need is a right balance of those germs inside, on and outside our body and our adaptability to everything. :)
 

Charleneriva

Hall of Fame
Oh man this is so common especially in the west and I really don't know why .. I lived in the US for 13 months where I was working as a medical researcher at one of the most renowned cancer research centers in the whole world, and I was literally shocked by the number of guys that would just go straight out of the bathroom without washing their hands. Ugh just the memory of it makes me cringe so bad. And to think that those are all in the medical field makes you even more confused!
I was born in a doctor family, played around a lot in the hospitals in my childhood and have heard and seen a lot of those things that you wouldn't associate with hospitals/doctors/nurses. Even my parents don't always follow the "rules" and they're actually far less "careful" than me in general.

But I think that much exposure in childhood was one of the reasons for my relatively good immune system and no allergies whatsoever, so far. :D

Don't be afraid of hospitals. Just frequently and properly wash your hands.
 
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ojo rojo

Hall of Fame
Bolded:

Just mix all the ingredients (which are flexible) together. Done.





https://www.fabhow.com/how-to-make-diy-hand-sanitizer.html
(I personally use a lot of citrus oils and white vinegar instead of rubbing alcohol though.)



Damn. That's a valid theory, the tape thing. But I hope you're wrong. Maybe he changes the finger tapes during those toilet breaks or something (I'm his fan but not a fan of them) since it's very simple and should take no time.

Bolded: All the public restrooms I often visit have automatic faucets but for the ones that don't, I simply wash the faucet along with my hands. Better for me, better for others as well. No need to get "panic"/stressed out over little, everyday life stuff like that. :D



It's okay. Having witnessed many who don't wash their hands, I do that as well but just inside the restroom.



Err, not very hygienic for your shirts though. All doors should be the push/sensor type imo.
I just carry around one of these. Dual purpose


:p
 
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nikdom

Guest
At least 50% of males do not wash their hands after using a urinal
Just to be clear, using the urinal means touching one's own member, not the urinal right? ;)

As a male, I don't always wash my hands with soap after peeing, just as I don't wash my hands after touching some other part of my body; why should I? I shower and keep my body clean. Unless I get pee on my hands, why does it need washing with soap?* I just wash under running water and wipe with a paper towel or dry towel or on rare occasions not even that.

There are way more germs on keyboards, door knobs, currency notes, keys and other common surfaces than on my washed ...

*Now there is a caveat to it this - depends on what I'm about to do.

If I'm about to eat, handle food, or just in general have come in contact with a lot of public surfaces, especially during winter months, I wash with soap regardless of whether I've used the urinal or not. Also carry wet wipes or hand sanitizer in the car.
 
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