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Hotel Bathtubs - Please tell me I'm NOT ridiculous and "obsessive" !!

Hotel Bathtubs - Please tell me I'm NOT ridiculous and "obsessive" !!

Aug 22nd, 2001, 12:54 PM
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Eat after you pet the dog????? EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW gross! Do you know dogs often roll in feces and garbage because they like really intense smells? When you pet them then eat, you are ingesting anything they rolled in!
 
Aug 22nd, 2001, 01:36 PM
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God, if only the rest of the world were as "too clean" as Americans, as a previous poster suggested. Here's a tip. Body odor is vile. Would using a little soap and deoderant be too much to ask?
 
Aug 22nd, 2001, 01:51 PM
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I read this post yesterday and didn't respond because I wasn't sure I had anything to add, but last night I realized that what bothers me more than bathtubs is doorknobs. At least bathtubs involve soap and water - but think of all the hands that touch public doorknobs. I do know people who refuse to bathe in hotel tubs, but I don't see how you can get around avoiding doorknobs.
 
Aug 22nd, 2001, 01:51 PM
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Doggiephobe,

If you are what your name suggests, I guess I'd better not tell you what ELSE they sometimes like to do with it. (You'd realize that your EEUUWW! was premature!) But as I said, I only touch MY food, not anyone else's, and my immune system continues to do its thing quite well.
 
Aug 22nd, 2001, 02:01 PM
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I clerked for an appellate judge in NJ (now dead) who was obsessed with the avoidance of germs. He'd have his wife wash his money before using it. He would never ride on the all-purpose elevator that was open to law clerks, visiting attorneys, etc., but always headed for the judges' private elevator. He'd never ride the elevator in alone, because he didn't want to be the one to touch the contaminated elevator buttons. He drank coffee, always with 1/2 pack of Sweet 'n Low. The secretary and I used sugar or nothing, never artificial sweetener. The judge would tear open a packet of sweetener each time he had a cup of coffee, and would leave the 1/2 empty packet near the coffee machine. Then, for his next cup, he'd tear open a new packet. All these little 1/2 packets would accumulate from hour to hour, day to day. Finally, he asked, "Why don't you 'girls' use the sweeteneer I've been leaving for you?" Our response: "We don't use artificial sweetener. Why don't YOU use them, judge?" Answer: "Oh, I can't do that; once they're open they're full of germs."
 
Aug 22nd, 2001, 03:02 PM
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Why worry about the bath tub, at least you could clean it yourself,, did you ever think how many other people used those blankets on the bed, Or did you suppose they were changed after every guest. I f you did you are WRONG!!!
 
Aug 22nd, 2001, 05:02 PM
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Aug 23rd, 2001, 11:22 PM
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to all you unsuspecting bath heroes out there. you must be naive to think that people only bathe in baths. do u know what i DO in the bath? sometimes i use it as a shower. besides the usual scrubbing and washing, i scratch the dead skin off my feet, i also pee, clear my nose, spit my phelgm, jerk off and wash my ass after a poo all in the bath.my girlfriend washes her menstrual waste in the bath. i'm sure everyone does it. even if a rinse washes everything away, just the thought of it makes me avoid a bath at all times.
 
Aug 24th, 2001, 03:55 AM
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And the Armstrong-Blower graphic description award this year goes to....richard. Silly boy.

I usually shy away from tubs altogether, preferring a shower even at home. Slightly off topic, though, Emily and I checked in to a Comfort Inn in Mitchell, South Dakota - it was getting late and we were tired from driving all day across a billiard table. It wasn't until the following morning that Emily noticed lipstick/makeup stains on the sheets and I noticed a sort of 'buttery' stain in the middle of mine. A $9 discount for dirty sheets.
 
Aug 24th, 2001, 03:58 AM
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You do all that in the bath AND you
"avoid a bath at all times" ??????

And what does your girlfriend do with her menstrual waste after she's washed it, hang it out to dry ?

 
Aug 24th, 2001, 04:14 AM
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We have a whirlpool (jetted) tub, and the instructions that come with it tell us to fill the tub at least once every six weeks of normal use and add bleach to the water and dishwasher detergent and run it for 10 minutes to disinfect the jets.

Wonder if the hotels do that.
 
Aug 24th, 2001, 07:18 AM
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Hmmm...I love taking baths in hotels, since I figure it was cleaned that morning (unlike my apt, I'm afraid). But, now I am grossed out!!! I'm going to try to forget about reading this post (it's one of those things which is sickly fascintating, where you want to stop reading but can't) now before I travel again...
 
Aug 24th, 2001, 07:49 AM
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Favorite cat quotation:

Cats aren't clean -- they're just covered in cat spit.
 
Aug 25th, 2001, 06:06 PM
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to the top
 
Aug 25th, 2001, 07:44 PM
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Geeesh---What kind of filthy diseased ridden people do you think spend 200-400 dollars a night for a hotel in Europe anyway? You can't get leposy or AIDS from a tub -Rex's long story short--Germs (the virus that causes say Flu) only lasts about 15 minutes outside the body and bacteria is everywhere on everything.--- Our culture in the US is too concerned with "germs"-I can tell by looking that the tubs at hotels I've stayed in were cleaner than mine at home-We should be worrying about the over and misuse of antibiotic.OK so I wouldn't drink water from the toilet or even Mexico but other than that
 
Jul 17th, 2002, 07:09 AM
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Aug 4th, 2002, 09:28 PM
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Sherri I completely agree with you and also do what you do. I also take my own sheets and pillow cases. My husband puts them away every morning and after a long day of sightseeing, shopping, etc. I put them back on again. I began doing this after finding pubic hair on sheets two times. By the way, I encountered these unpleasant findings in two hotels in the U.S. never in any European hotel, yet.
 
Aug 4th, 2002, 11:35 PM
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Of course you're not weird. But don't close your eyes to everything; you may stay in a hotel room where you can't help marvel at how CLEAN the bathroom and esp. the bathtub look - maybe even cleaner than your own...
 
Aug 4th, 2002, 11:57 PM
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Bathtubs don't really bother me but shower curtains do - it's the way they just want to cling to your body...ugh!
 
Aug 5th, 2002, 02:56 AM
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I think a lot of posters have been putting words in the anti-bath people's mouths - and we all know that's not very sanitary!.

Personally, I'm a shower-only person anyway, but I think there is a difference between not wanting to use a hotel bath because you think it's gross and not wanting to because you think it will make you sick. The original post is borderline, but she doesn't actually say it's because she thinks it will make her sick. A lot of the other anti-bath people have just mentioned that they think it's disgusting - not that they think it will make them sick from other people's germs.

Personally, I sincerely wish that I had NEVER seen the news special that the previous poster mentioned that used a special light to show that there were bodily fluids literally ALL over the average hotel room (even 5* hotels), particularly on the blankets. I love to snuggle up in bed with blankets, and now, EVERY TIME I pull the blankets up in a hotel I think of that TV show. ICK, ICK, ICK! ICK! Again, though, not because I think it will make me sick . . . well, not literally, anyway . . .
 

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