No... this post will NOT be gross, or inappropriate, or crass, or rude, or TMI, or anything of the nature... so it is safe to read on. :-)
Men have some very strange "habits," one might call them, when using a public restroom - especially those with stand-up urinals. Some men will flush the toilet immediately before they even start using it (and most of the time those men do not flush a second time when they are done). Some men will flush in the middle. Some don't even flush at all. But there was one instance I observed the other day that baffled me more than any other. There was one man, when he was finished using the urinal, for whatever reason I am not sure, did not use his hand to flush, but instead used his elbow.
Now, I can understand someone not wanting to use their bare hand to flush at a public urinal - and maybe grabbing a towel or something to use. But here is why this man baffled me. If you get something you do not want on your hand when you are flushing (like germs or cooties... hehehe), you are about to wash your hands and you can wash it off. But this guy used his elbow to spare getting anything on his hand. I wonder if he has paused to think that he is getting the same thing he is afraid of getting on his hand onto his elbow... AND he doesn't wash his elbow until the next time he takes a shower. So, that one really baffled me and made me almost laugh out loud (and definitely did cause a little chuckle while I was standing there). Well... I am glad his hand is safe and clean. I wonder if anyone will ever point out to him (or if he will eventually figure it out) that it is much worse to use his elbow.
Anyway.... that is my random thought that I had yesterday.