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To think these are unnecessary ablutions in the middle of the night?

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InNeatCognac Thu 10-Jan-13 10:38:14

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DeepRedBetty Thu 10-Jan-13 21:08:32

I neither flush nor wash my hands if it's been a wee at 4 a.m.

So there.

I'm with Sidge.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 10-Jan-13 21:03:17

I wash my hands after a wee because it's automatic but thinking about it, my hand doesn't actually come into contact with anything. I use enough loo roll that my hand doesn't touch my body and no fluid comes through the paper to my hand. Like the OP, it's no big issue if she doesn't wash her hands in the night.

Willdoitinaminute Thu 10-Jan-13 20:57:55

I'm a wee in the dark person, DH has to make a song and dance about it and wake the whole household. Our local chemist do some brilliant silicone earplugs. They have pretty much save our marriage. They also block out the worst of the snoring.

scarletforya Thu 10-Jan-13 20:53:15

All these hand washing hygiene comments on threads always make me wonder - do avid hand washers wash their hands after sex/foreplay etc?, do they wash their hands after being in any public place or using public transport? after using a computer? Using a mobile phone/work phone? Shaking hands with someone

Yes, is that bad? blush

KoalaTale Thu 10-Jan-13 16:01:32

I don't flush in night, but do wash hands!lights stay off too

PigletJohn Thu 10-Jan-13 15:51:23

if you are whinging about plumbing noises:

you can get a quiet flusher

you can get a silent cistern filling valve

if you have a noisy ballcock in the loft tank change it for a good quality new one and you will be so surprised how quiet it is that you will wish you had done it years ago.

bonkersLFDT20 Thu 10-Jan-13 15:21:15

I give washing hands higher priority over flushing the loo at night. No way do we flush after every wee (night or day). I don't think our loo stinks at all and I am pretty neurotic about stinky loos with 3 males in the house.

VenusRising Thu 10-Jan-13 15:17:43

Why is he flushing a tissue down the lav?

Sounds like he needs to grow up, and be more considerate!

Get some anti bac gel and tell him to put the tissue in the bin.

With wees, just go quietly in the dark, or leave a night light in there, only flush if its a poo is the rule in our house (ancient plumbing).
Have the neighbours complained - maybe invent a story about plumbing noises!?

Is afraid of the dark?

Fakebook Thu 10-Jan-13 15:05:00

Touching your eyes with unwashed hands can cause bacterial infections like sties. I'd rather prevent myself from contracting shit like that. Anyway I distinctly remember a thread where people openly admitted to not washing hands after using the loo and even after pooing. I was amazed at how many people don't wash their hands. It's really bad hygiene.

IloveJudgeJudy Thu 10-Jan-13 15:03:05

Your poor DH. I'm sure he'd much rather not have to blow his nose in the middle of the night, or go to the loo.

DH always gets up in the middle of the night for a pee. Has done since I've known him. I did always used to wake up, but don't now. I have asked him to flush after peeing as I find man pee smells pretty strong after fermenting in the bowl plus it makes the bowl much dirtier somehow (perhaps cos we're in a very hard water area?).

KellyElly Thu 10-Jan-13 14:43:12

All these hand washing hygiene comments on threads always make me wonder - do avid hand washers wash their hands after sex/foreplay etc?, do they wash their hands after being in any public place or using public transport? after using a computer? Using a mobile phone/work phone? Shaking hands with someone? (well you don't know if THEY wash after pissing do you grin) Surely all of these things carry more bugs/bacteria than a little bit of your own wee? It's not like you piss on your hands, there's a good few sheets of loo roll in the way!

complexnumber Thu 10-Jan-13 14:41:06

"Tell him to go for an 'empty wee' before bed, if a 4 year old can manage to go all night surely a grown man can?"

If only acceptableinthe80s.

Have you come across the Prostate development in males after about 45 y/o?

I normally have 2 pees a night. sad

Beehatch Thu 10-Jan-13 14:27:39

Perhaps we should all go back to chamber pots wink

BarredfromhavingStella Thu 10-Jan-13 14:18:14

No flushing or hand washing in the middle of the night here either-no need to turn on the light as the majority of the time I don't even open my eyes grin

HiggsBoson Thu 10-Jan-13 14:15:04

You bunch of repressed harpies grin

Its only wee fgs!

We're metered and appreciate having access to water, so we conserve it i.e. don't flush for every wee.

Andro Thu 10-Jan-13 14:01:58

Snotty tissues in the bin by the bed and emptied in the morning.

Going to the toilet and not flushing or washing my hands? Never going to happen! Personal hygiene is basic; if you go to the toilet, you wash your hands when you have finished.

NewYearNewNagoo Thu 10-Jan-13 13:52:24

I'd rather he turned the light on than peed on the floor.

Putting tissues under your pillow is disgusting wretched behaviour. It will be cited on my divorce papers

We have a night light on the landing. No lights need to go on for us.

There is no need to flush a tissue. I wouldn't flush wee either. Unless he does that terrible brown dad-piss envy

LimburgseVlaai Thu 10-Jan-13 13:48:42

OP - get your husband a handkerchief.

Anniegetyourgun Thu 10-Jan-13 13:46:30

I'm a compulsive flusher and hand-washer. However, flushing tissues and washing hands after blowing your nose? In your own house? Weird stuff. (If I got up to flush it away every time I used a tissue I'd never get any sleep at all in the winter... still, the exercise would probably do me good.)

valiumredhead Thu 10-Jan-13 13:37:29

If I get up in the night I wee in the dark and wash my hands as quietly as possible - never flush!

greensmoothiegoddess Thu 10-Jan-13 13:35:20

No flushing here!
No washing of hands!
No bad stinky pee smell in the morn!

Get a grip folks.

samandi Thu 10-Jan-13 12:24:21

Flushing a tissue away that you've used to blow your nose on is ridiculous at any time. But washing your hands after going to the toilet is quite acceptable. No need to flush if it's a wee, though flushing is acceptable too - whatever works.

Thumbwitch Thu 10-Jan-13 12:22:50

Not me, DH. But yes, he does. And it's 100x worse after asparagus.

CunningPlan Thu 10-Jan-13 12:22:13

Night lights on the landing. It's the way forward OP. revolutionised our night time toilet trips and the clear up after we TTC

And yes to not hand washing in the night. But I pee first thing and wash them then.

ErikNorseman Thu 10-Jan-13 12:22:13

Nighttime pees go unflushed and daytime ones too he is being VU.

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