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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 5th, 2002, 03:52 AM
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For Meg:

It's only the dorrknobs on the INside you need to worry about, because they can be used as an, admittedly unsatisfying and difficult to accommodate, substitute by one of the sexes for the company of the other sex. So sniff before you twist, I say

Aug 5th, 2002, 05:41 AM
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The suggestion to bring a spray can of Lysol is not good. It is illegal and dangerous to pack a pressurized can in luggage which will be carried in the unpressurized cargo space.
Aug 5th, 2002, 06:21 AM
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Germs, my big boogie. I usually never bathe in hotel bathtubs, just shower.

In Paris, we would get in late at nite. Legs are aching, badly. Feet swollen from all the walking. I'm in pain, so germs or no germs, I soak in a long warm bath.
There is no other way I can get to sleep and start fresh the next day.

Forget the germs!!!!
Aug 5th, 2002, 06:37 AM
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<<It is illegal and dangerous to pack a pressurized can in luggage which will be carried in the unpressurized cargo space.>>

I think this is all urban legend and patently untrue.

I'm not defending carrying Lysol. But there are various bathroom cleaners in NON-pressurized spray containers, too, you know.
Oct 4th, 2002, 06:05 PM
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a classic
Oct 4th, 2002, 06:10 PM
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OK. You are not ridiculous and obsessive.
Oct 5th, 2002, 12:59 PM
Miss Piggy
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These comments are hysterical! After thinking most of you were nuts, I realized that I push elevator buttons with my knuckle (after watching a nose picker press them) and try to open rest room doors with my left elbow (NOT easy!) But I have never had less than a sparkling tub anywhere in Europe. (I've tested some old ones but the enamel was just a bit rusted or worn) On the other hand, I have had bad experiences with US hotel tubs. (I would sooner see a water moccasin swimming my way than some strange pube!) I guess I would buy some disinfectant wipes if I were Sherri, so I wouldn't be denied the pleasure (and therapy) of a luxurious bath.
Oct 5th, 2002, 01:20 PM
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What IS silly about these fears is their focus on bathtubs in particular. Maybe one feels particularly vulnerable because one is naked?

After all, don't you wash your face and brush your teeth in the sink? Do you actually put TP down on the toilet seat in your room every time you use it in a 5-star hotel? Do you use the handset on the telephone? How about the tv remote control? (I bet those don't get sanitized very often.)

Being grossed out by something is a personal preference and no one would tell you not to handle these matters in whatever way makes you comfortable. But yes, I do think it is ridiculous and obsessive because whatever you do (take a shower, take your own sheets, never allow your bottom to touch a toilet seat outside of your own house) there are a hundred other similar ways you are exposed to other people's germs and you just don't know about it.

As far as getting sick from these things, does anyone on this thread know ANYONE who has gotten ill from the bathtub or the sheets in a good hotel? If you want to obsess about something, you'd be a lot more on target worrying about how your food has been handled, even in the best restaurants.

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