View Full Version : Do you wash your hands before eating?

July 7th, 2009, 8:38 AM
Simply answer the question,

No I don't usually unless I know my hands are dirty. I'm Honest!!


~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
July 7th, 2009, 8:49 AM
By the time I finish eating my food I always remember that I had to wash my hands before I eat (like I'm eating right now at the computer


July 7th, 2009, 8:50 AM
I do it before and after eating i'm a bit of a clean freak, apart from my room XD

July 7th, 2009, 8:53 AM
If I know they're dirty I will. If i've eaten something greasy i'll wash them afterwards too, to stop me greasing up my laptop.

July 7th, 2009, 8:53 AM
Of course! .. I sometimes wash my hands in between aswell :S

.little monster
July 7th, 2009, 8:54 AM
If I know they're dirty.

What I do is go to the bathroom right before, not wash my hands then eat.

Just kidding

July 7th, 2009, 9:24 AM
I usyally do, if I know if they are dirty, and i do it usyally anyway, just because I got reptiles in my room.

July 7th, 2009, 9:27 AM

Parroting the "if I know they're dirty" answers, though depending where I am, I'll go wash them regardless--especially if my hands will be directly touching the food. :s For example I always wash my hands before I grab my lunch at work but at home I won't care as much.

Miss Soupy
July 7th, 2009, 9:39 AM
lolno. Unless they're, like, caked in filth or I've touched something absolutely repulsing, I tend to forget about washing my hands. I don't even wash them after petting my cats like it's recommended to, because they're indoor ones and I find no need and meh.

But in between meals, my hands get plenty clean. :D

July 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Yes I do, before and after every meal

July 7th, 2009, 1:12 PM
I try to remember to do so, especially if I'm in a public place. I also wash my hands often when I go over other people's houses.

Though when I'm at my own house I often don't think to do it. x_x;

July 7th, 2009, 1:56 PM
Before and afterwards when I eat. Apart from eating, I always wash my hands if I feel they are dirty. D:

July 7th, 2009, 2:12 PM
If I'm just eating, I only wash when my hands feel dirty (it's hard to explain, but my hands tingle after I do things like stroke animals or touch dirty things like bins). When I'm preparing dinner, I'll wash my hands before, and then every time I get something on them, every time I throw something away and every time I touch meat. o_o; I swear I don't have OCD. XD

Gary, the Magic Fairy
July 7th, 2009, 2:13 PM
Usually multiple times.

I wash them, then again after I touch anything else. [Refrigerator, etc.]

July 7th, 2009, 2:20 PM
Washing hands is pretty important. Having a habit of washing hands before eating is a good one. Because all the bacteria will be removed by the water. But not just washing it. But also by using soap or something. The most famous disease today is Ah1n1 Virus. So you should have the habit of washing hands before eating. As what as what i do. Yes always. I always wash my hands since i was a kid. Also sometimes.i wash my hands after cooking too. It's dirty because i used a lot of ingredients. And it mixed up on my hands. If you didn't wash. All the things that you have touched might mixed up and create something bad. That's why it's important.


July 7th, 2009, 2:24 PM
Pretty much only if they're dirty or I've been at athletics training (I'm a discus thrower - go figure).

July 7th, 2009, 2:28 PM
well i only clean them if i know they r dirty. but i always clean them after i eat cuz i dont wanna get my laptop and other stuff all dirty. Like now, me and my laptop r perfectly clean.

Corvus of the Black Night
July 7th, 2009, 2:28 PM
No. I really don't care, mainly because since I'm willing to get a few germs in here and there for a little extra food, I don't get sick as often as the rest of my family. Conditioning rocks.

July 7th, 2009, 2:59 PM
I'm allergic to most soap so I tend to use "Hand Sanitizer" as opposed to using the warm water and soap to avoid excema. ~3~ People get mad at me and go eww but I'd rather not have excema all over my legs.

July 7th, 2009, 3:24 PM
Unless I was doing something that would dirty my hand before I was eating, I usually don't wash my hands. It's not something I'm proud of, I just forget to do it. D;

July 7th, 2009, 3:54 PM
I usually have hand sanitizer, simply because I handle money and money is so dirty...so, I will sanitize my hands, then eat. :D

July 7th, 2009, 3:55 PM
Yeah, no not really. I mean, maybe if my hands are covered in **** but otherwise probably not.

July 7th, 2009, 4:50 PM
Pretty much not, but on the rare occasion that I get my hands dirty, I do wash them beforehand. :P

Ayano Katagiri
July 7th, 2009, 5:16 PM
I do if my hands are dirty or there is a tap around at the time to actually allow me to wash my hands.

July 7th, 2009, 5:28 PM
No, but I do wash them when they get dirty so I'm not filthy, but I'm not a germaphobe either.

July 7th, 2009, 5:35 PM
I wash my hands constantly.

So yes.

July 7th, 2009, 5:38 PM
I'll wash my hands after preparing what I'm having for a meal, if they're pretty dirty or if I've been out. But I don't really think "Oh I'm about to eat, might as well go wash my hands." That seems like a nuisance. x_x

July 7th, 2009, 5:49 PM
I do when my hands are really dirty. I know, boring answer xD But it's all I can say!

July 7th, 2009, 6:03 PM
I only wash my hands before I eat if they're dirty.

July 7th, 2009, 6:19 PM
Called to the table for dinner then I'll wash my hands on the way there. Unless I just washed them...say...maybe ten minutes prior? If going out for dinner, I'll wash my hands before I head out.

July 7th, 2009, 7:43 PM
i always wash my hands before eating because the germs on my hands will spread and go on the food which will make me sick if i eat it :badsmile:

July 7th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Only if I'm not sure they're clean ;D

I have a similar problem to someone else in the thread, but mostly just if I leave moisture on my hands. I get a weird form of eczema called pompholyx so I have to make sure my hands are completely dry every time I wash them. It's often easier not to =x

July 7th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Well, it depends. If I'm having a snack of some sort, then I only wash my hand beforehand if they are a little dirty. But before lunch and dinner, I'll always wash my hand.
But after eating, I'll always wash my hand, whether it was a snack or lunch/dinner.
I prefer to not touch food with my hand anyways, but sometimes it's unavoidable.

July 8th, 2009, 12:09 AM
I only wash my hands if I'm eating something that I actually need to touch with my hands. If I'm using a fork or spoon, I usually don't bother with that (unless they're really filthy), since only the metal touches the plate XD;

July 8th, 2009, 1:18 AM
I always wash them before eating.

July 8th, 2009, 2:31 AM
Not unless I've dirtied my hands completely first, no. (i.e., if I have to handle any bodily functions from me or otherwise).

July 8th, 2009, 3:12 AM
Um, no XD Only if I know they're dirty, but then, I would wash them straight away rather than just before I eat.

July 8th, 2009, 3:40 AM
Depends where my hands have been. If they're dirty, then I will. If not, then I don't see the need too. Especially when I'll be using a knife and fork anyway.

July 8th, 2009, 4:53 PM
Only if my hands are really dirty.
This is probably why I'm so ill at the moment, but...

Netto Azure
July 10th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Meh. I wash them when I could. But since I have cooking now...I have to wash. XD

July 10th, 2009, 12:25 PM
I don't wash my hands unless I know that they're dirty or after I've held my cat for a while.

July 16th, 2009, 1:18 PM
sometimes i wash my hands before eating

July 18th, 2009, 8:01 PM
I always wash my hands before eating so that I won't get sick.

July 19th, 2009, 1:59 AM
I wash my hands several times a day, when they are dirty, when I'm sweating, when they are cold... so yeah, I wash them before eating XD

Captain Fabio
July 19th, 2009, 2:02 AM
Depends really.
If I am cooking the food, then I will wash my hands.

If I am just eating something with not my hands, then I won't.

July 19th, 2009, 2:14 AM
Yes, every meal. Never forget about it.

Noah Ridgewood
July 22nd, 2009, 5:42 PM
I... I usually wash them after I eat. I usually only wash my hands beforehand if I can tell that they're dirty or they smell like something I find to be abnormal for hands to smell like. Like copper.


July 22nd, 2009, 6:16 PM
I do so most of the time. Although, I slack off on a rare occasion and just skip to eating. ;P

July 22nd, 2009, 6:17 PM
TBH, not all the time like I should. Mostly when something reminds me to.

July 22nd, 2009, 6:25 PM
I have a habit of washing my hands before eating anything. I can't stand eating something without doing so, though sometimes I may forget.

July 29th, 2009, 6:35 AM
Yes, I ALWAYS do. :3 That would be sick if you didn't