Sunday, May 29, 2005

To shake or not?

Hmm. Okay, here's a purely hypothetical situation. Just for the heck of it. Any resemblance to living persons is purely coincidental.
So let's assume one's at, say 1 Utama. And you go to the washroom to take a leak. As you go in, you see a highschool lecturer of yours from St. Paul's, who had just done his business at the urinal and was walking out. There's immediate recognition, and so he extends his hand out to shake yours.
Except you had seen that he was just done at the urinal, and he hadn't washed his hands!
So, question is, should one return the gesture and shake his hand?
I read somewhere that up to two thirds of men don't wash up.
Eww.

4 Comments:

Blogger lilgrass said...

Hi! I'm an 18 year old student anticipating university life in Medicine. Was attracted to the title of your blog, and it was your sense of humour in writing that kept me reading. Enjoyed your posts...=)

3:38 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Thnks for stopping by. Good luck in your quest. Medicine can be fulfilling, but it is a very long journey so you have to be sure.

3:57 AM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

It's a long long road... and a many a winding turn, that leads to who knows where.. who knows where..

yeah.. leads you to a toilet with a teacher who hasn't washed his hands.. but.. hey you can still wash your hands later since you're still in the toilet. Goes to show.. what you don't know.. won't hurt..

Now that you've revealed this.. .how are we gonna shake hands with anybody in public anymore?

I have a similar story.. will narrate in my blog.. soon i hope.. *wink*

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Vagus said...

what, are you one of the non-washers too, Paul??

5:22 AM  

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