Skip Nav
Weight Loss
The 6 Things I Do Every Sunday to Stay Healthy All Week
Healthy Living Tips
Researchers Discover a Major Reason to Eat More Cauliflower
Class Fitsugar
7 Minutes to Crop-Top Abs

Which Germy Situation Is More Disgusting?

I'll admit that I'm a bit of a germaphobe. OK, I'm a huge germaphobe. That's because I know some people are not as hygienic as they should be. You may think certain germs are more disgusting than others though, so tell me . . .

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
telane telane 6 years
Ughhh! I seriously am getting queasy while trying to decide..... I can't pick one. Some people are so disgusting..... About two weeks ago I was standing in line at Mongolian Bbq and this woman like a foot or two behind me sneezed INTO. MY. HAIR. There I was with my bowl of uncooked food in my hands getting ready to give them to the grill guys and the woman sneezes so hard she sprays the back of my neck and my hair gets pushed forward with the force of it. I was so disgusted I could have slapped her. What angered me more is when I turned around give her a dirty look, she didn't even have anything in her hands! Her husband was holding her bowl for her. SO gross. I left without eating and went home to took a shower.
kclulu kclulu 6 years
The sneezer seems worse to me. Someone who just sneezed in their hands definitely has germs through direct transmission but if someone goes the bathroom, unless they are wiping their ass with their hand, there is at least a toilet paper barrier that might prevent some germs. I dont typically get anything on my hand from wiping so I like to think that most people arent walking around with fecal matter on their hands. What I dont know cant kill me right?
ladybug14 ladybug14 6 years
Over the past year I have become the biggest germaphobe to the point I gag walking into public restrooms. My bf loves to make fun of me for it too. Arg. :(
EcoGirl EcoGirl 6 years
both !!
EcoGirl EcoGirl 6 years
both !!
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 6 years
how about neither. Especially the toilet. I never use the toilet papers in public bathrooms.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 6 years
yuck, how about both situations!!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Eh, germs are germs...just wash your own hands afterwards and you'll be fine. However, given the choice, I'd rather come in contact with a little spit on someone's hands than potentially getting fecal matter on my hands, so I guess I'd rather shake hands with the sneezer.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 6 years
Both so gross.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 6 years
Both so gross.
sarahcateh sarahcateh 6 years
the sneezing one has a much higher potential for transmitting germs or infectious disease, that's why I picked it.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
Shaking hands is such an icky custom.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
Both of these are really GROSS and I wouldn't touch anyone's hand in either. But it's less likely that you'll know if somebody hasn't washed their hands after using the restroom if you weren't in there with them. Also, somebody who's *just* sneezed in their hand usually offers their other (hopefully cleaner!) hand or will understand if you don't want to touch their hands. People who come out of the bathroom and don't wash their hands probably aren't going to make that known. I'd have to go with the second being worse, but only by a VERY close margin. Either way, use sanitizer afterward or don't touch your face! Ick.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
Both of these are really GROSS and I wouldn't touch anyone's hand in either. But it's less likely that you'll know if somebody hasn't washed their hands after using the restroom if you weren't in there with them. Also, somebody who's *just* sneezed in their hand usually offers their other (hopefully cleaner!) hand or will understand if you don't want to touch their hands. People who come out of the bathroom and don't wash their hands probably aren't going to make that known. I'd have to go with the second being worse, but only by a VERY close margin. Either way, use sanitizer afterward or don't touch your face! Ick.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Ewwwwwwww, I think I'd pass on either if it came down to it, but the bathroom grosses me out just a little bit more.
Why Fitness Stock Photos Are Failing Us All
Yoga Mat Spray Recipe
Gigi Hadid Wearing Black Baseball Cap May 2016
Which Is the Worst: Pink Eye, Stomach Bug, or the Flu?
School Controversy Over Project With Photo of Stillborn Baby
Pregnant Celebrities 2016
Which Is Worse?  Streaks or Crabs

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X