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Which profession would you expect "Don't use the toilet paper in public washroom, for hand drying" from?

Asked by flo (10732points) 3 weeks ago

Which profession says In case there’s no paper towel, or dryer is not working etc., in a public washroom, don’t use the toilet paper and why? Edited to add.

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stanleybmanly's avatar

paper towel salesmen?

flo's avatar

@stanleybmanly I added to the title of the OP.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Chambermaid.

flo's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Please explain, why would a chambermaid say that?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo they have inside knowledge into what is yucky. I was one for five months and I now what know what not to touch. Which is everything.

dabbler's avatar

People with wet hands getting toilet paper pretty much guarantees a wet roll for the next several persons.
EEEeeeeeeeewwwwwwwWWW!
– takes forever to dry, and still will look weird = ruined roll = waste and expense of replacing -
It will be cheaper for mgmt to make sure there are enough paper towels &/or the dryer is working. The sign could be from a powerless person who has to deal with wet rolls of TP
(e.g. a chambermaid as earlier suggested).

janbb's avatar

The cleaners

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Bathroom attendant.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I see it mainly in the restrooms of retail stores. Managers put up the sign because patrons drying their hands with toilet paper cuts into their profit. Those flimsy paper towels are much cheaper. My local dollar store doesn’t even keep toilet paper available for those using the toilet then they also have up signs saying not to use the hand towels to wipe your butt because the flimsy paper towels plug up the plumbing. Then people use them & throw them in the trash instead of flushing & the restroom stinks to high heaven!!!

I think that if they stocked the bathroom as it should be then they could increase profits by not needing useless signs!!!

snowberry's avatar

I worked for a department store as a janitor. Sometimes they forgot to order paper towels. If we ran out of paper towels in the ladies room, they would use up all the toilet paper in two hours just drying their hands. If we ran out of paper towels in the men’s room, there was never a problem.

I suppose a psychologist could have a ball explaining how all that business works!

I would have loved to be able to put up a sign saying “don’t use toilet paper for drying hands,” but it wouldn’t have worked even if I had. Those women were entitled!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just wipe ‘em on my clothes!

flo's avatar

Thanks all.

There’s one professsion/filed that hasn’t been mentioned.

@RedDeerGuy1 why is it yucky?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo duvets are contaminated with seman. Sometimes in a toilet the person missed and crapped on the lid.

flo's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Yes, but I was asking about drying hands with toilet paper, and which profession says don’t use it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

All professions say don’t use it.

flo's avatar

…And this is other than because it would get wet. There is one field way most interested in saying that to the public.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo Oh sorry. I don’t know any professions that say that. In a homeless shelter I took a shower and they had no towels so I used toilet paper to dry my self. No one said not to. You should be fine. Sorry that I don’t understand your question.

janbb's avatar

Nurses and doctors? Although I’ve certainly never heard them say that.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Veterinarians?

janbb's avatar

Astrophysicists?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Cattle ranchers?

flo's avatar

@janbb Re. “Nurses’s and doctors?” Why did you think of that?

janbb's avatar

Because of health and sanitation reasons but I actually find the whole scenario and OP kind of odd. I’ve never read that sign anywhere.

flo's avatar

@janbb since they are nurses and doctors it would be because of health and sanitation reasons, but specifically what makes it unsanitary?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t think it’s unsanitary as much as a futility. We all know how wet toilet paper acts. What I don’t understand is why any one would use toilet paper to dry their hands. Just wipe them on your clothes is nothing else is available.

flo's avatar

@janbb If the senario is odd, then why did nurses and doctors and the term unsanitary come to mind?

Dutchess_III's avatar

We’re just desperately trying to answer your question, Flo!

snowberry's avatar

Cuz they’re bat-shit crazy. ‘Nuff said.

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