Today, I heard someone in the restroom who was a fake hand washer. I was inside a stall so I didn’t witness everything with my eyes… just heard the goings-on outside the stall. This woman rushed out the stall, placed her hands under the automatic faucet just enough to activate a splash of water, noisily grabbed some paper and rushed out. I have heard plenty of hand washings so I knew that that was just a noisy charade on the part of the woman to make it seem like she was not the dirty creature that she was. I had to resist the urge to shout out as she left, “I know you didn’t wash your hands!”
The other time I experienced that, I told my coworkers about it. One pointed out that fake hand washers are worse than the people who did not wash their hands. That latter group might just be clueless about hygiene and do not know better. The fakers know that they are supposed to wash their hands, pretend to do it, and waste paper and water in the process.
If people want to be non-hygienic in private, that’s none of my business. However, if they’re going to touch public items like door handles, serving utensils, etc., they better keep themselves clean for everybody’s sake.