Im something of a germaphobe, i hate having to touch things which come into frequent contact with the public.
Ill use a knuckle to press the button at a traffic light rather than use my fingers lol
When i use the public toilet i have to lay toilet paper down all across the seat before i can sit on it and when i leave ill use my little pinkie finger to pull the door open so to minimize how much of my hand comes into contact with the handle 0_o
Maybe this story belongs in a phobia group rather than here but its mostly in public toilets were i have so much of a problem. Perhaps because ive seen just how disgusting a lot of people are and some of the things ive seen in public restrooms is horrific lol

DiesSomnium DiesSomnium
4 Responses Nov 7, 2011

I have to constantly wash my hands.

Haha I can relate. My sneaker flushes public toilets. When elbows or feet can be used to open or close doors, thats what I do. Grocery carts, are wiped down or in the winter I put my sleeves over my hands <br />
haha sometimes I'm worse than others. Lately I've been good....just washing my hands more lol

I'm the same. Unless I literally busting to go, I don't use any other toilet but my own.

Woohoo! I am not alone in this! LOL. <br />
1) I prefer to us the tip of my key to press the button at the traffic light, elevator buttons especially. <br />
2) Oh yes, I agree, always use toilet paper liners.<br />
3) I use a paper towel to open the door when I exit the restroom.<br />
4) I will not touch the magazines in waiting rooms of hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, emergency room.<br />
5) Public pay phones! Oh no!<br />
6) Try not to touch the railing on stairways.<br />
7) Especially won't touch the railing on escalators.<br />
8) I avoid pushing or pulling on the metal bar of the glass door open at a store entrance. Let someone else do that. LOL.<br />
9) I get REALLY grossed out when I see someone spit on the ground. <br />
10) I hold my breath when I pass car exhaust fumes.<br />
11) I have to wash my hands as soon as I get home, especially from a hospital.<br />
12) I an always sure to examine the utensils at the table when dinning out. Oh, and that includes my cup or drinking glass before I take my first sip.<br />
13) I rinse the clean plate or cup before using it. That includes any thing I use to cook with.<br />
14) If someone coughs or sneezes near me I hold my breath and walk away if I can.<br />
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Gosh! I am probably not done with my list yet. I need to join an EP phobia group! :-(

You and i must be twins!..i do all of these and more!! lol...and get this, i recently was watching an episode of Dr. Oz..and he was talking about menus in restaurants...and there's a little life saving poem for you...."Hold them high, so you won't die"!!! AHA!