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to have identified a huge MN double standard?

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StealthyKissBeartrayal · 19/04/2011 16:22

The general attitude on MN is a bit of dirt never hurt anyone, don't be too precious, a bit of someone else's snot and a few germs never killed anyone good for the immue system etc etc.

But then it seems everyone hates people who lick their fingers to turn pages or open a carrier bag! How can this be??? Surely it;s a miniscule amount of someone else's saliva - you probably get more on your hand by shaking hands with them!

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StealthyKissBeartrayal · 19/04/2011 16:56

tethers now that IS disgusting

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TethersEnd · 19/04/2011 16:57

There's a whole thread on it in chat somewhere Grin

limitedperiodonly · 19/04/2011 17:06

One of the poshest people I ever met said everyone pissed in the shower.

There was no question of a debate. It was a statement. I took it to be yet another class marker - U for urinate or Non U for get out and use the loo. Or toilet.

howdoyoueatyours · 19/04/2011 17:18

It's not the germs that bothers me about carrier bag finger licking. It's the unpleasant feeling of someones cold wet spit if you happen to touch it on the bag. I would feel the same if I shook hands with someone and their hands were wet.

AnonymousBird · 19/04/2011 17:26

No no no no. The licking fingers to open the paper isn't a hygiene thing (not here anyway). It's only when DH does it that it bothers me, so the hygiene aspect is neither here and there.

It's just purely irrationally and completely unreasonably irritating!!!!!!

StealthyKissBeartrayal · 19/04/2011 17:28

Now irrationably irritating I can live with :o

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GabbyLoggon · 19/04/2011 17:32

Bugs can be beautiful or a ruddy nuiscance. I can live with what comes my way. (Oversexed mormons can be difficult)

PaganOfBologna · 19/04/2011 17:36


You all spend your entire day interacting with other peoples germy smegma. Didn't you see that man hoiking bogeys out of his nose before he opened the shop door just before you. Or that girl there who had a good ferret around in her ear before touching the bannister you are currently holding. Or the builder who scratched his nads contemplatively before opening your garden gate.

You can all pretend to live in your pristine little bubbles, but it's still a germ bath out there, and you swim in it EVERY DAY


(realises she has just lived up to the OPs prediction, but you let yourself down SPB by coming over all squirmish about money and toilets - there's your double standard!)

Gooseberrybushes · 19/04/2011 17:43

people were disgusted by hot air coming out and drying pubes

it is a bit disgusting but I don't know why

Gooseberrybushes · 19/04/2011 17:45

The French were told to wee in the shower by the government I think

Insomnia11 · 19/04/2011 17:45

I pee in the shower too. Christ, only DH and me use it and neither of us are bothered by a bit of watery pee going straight down the plug hole, it's not like we spray the walls and door with it :)

Do you not like sex either then, isn't that a bit icky? After all you are coming into contact with his wee wee parts :o Hmm

Gooseberrybushes · 19/04/2011 17:48

I do apologise I think it was Brazilians being told by a save the rainforest group to pee in the shower

grovel · 19/04/2011 17:53

Gentlemen prefer to pee outdoors. Failing, that the shower will do. The bog is for peace and quiet, reading and thunderous dumping.

TethersEnd · 19/04/2011 17:54

I think the French were told to have lots of children... Or wear onions round their neck. Or something.

Adair · 19/04/2011 17:55

Ooh, ooh
maybe, just maybe it's because 'what mumsnet thinks' is a media invention
and different posters think differently...

For the record, am one of the mingy ones who doesn't really care much for germs and that. And pissing in the shower or licking fingers does not bother me in the slightest.

StealthyKissBeartrayal · 19/04/2011 18:00

No I don't mean the media
I mean when you see a thread and you know what the verdict's going to be because there have been many before and the consensus is usually the same
So if I started a thread saying AIBU to think my MIL is a cow for wanting to cuddle my newborn, I know what the result would be.

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FlamingJamie · 19/04/2011 18:10

I agree with Adair - the "concensus" depends on many things - who has posted what previously and therefore built up a head of steam. The fact that the people who don't feel that strongly don't post, the phases of the moon, how pissed everyone is etc etc

StealthyKissBeartrayal · 19/04/2011 18:13

ok so if I post "AIBU not to want to touch a £5 note that the man in tesco has also touched as I think he might not wash his hands when he goes to the toilet?" you dont think I can predict how it will end?

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FlamingJamie · 19/04/2011 18:18

Weeeell - rudeness, followed by someone who suffers from phobias pleading fro understand, followed by some sort of bunfight and a few FFS I should think Grin

People are in general pretty contradictory in their views, I suppose

Adair · 19/04/2011 18:19

Er yes... some people would say they could see where you are coming from and some people would say you are being unreasonable.

I don't think there usually is a 'consensus' - that's what makes it a contentious issue Confused. Agree, most issues have come up before so it is easier to predict the biggest arguments for and against...

limitedperiodonly · 19/04/2011 18:44

stealth if you don't want that fiver can I have it?

StealthyKissBeartrayal · 19/04/2011 18:54

no i have no problems with fivers :o
Think that my main issue with coins is that your hand smells metallic after a little while

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ragged · 19/04/2011 20:07

MN is full of double standards... and triples, and quadruples, even.

vmcd28 · 19/04/2011 21:03

Ugh, people leaning on wheelie bins! ! Blerk!
And people who touch kitchen bins then don't wash their hands, ugh! Don't people know bins are really gross?!

spiderslegs · 19/04/2011 21:37

Sorry - I haven't read the whole thread - just caught the bit that pissing in the shower was questionable.

There are people WHO DON'T PISS IN THE SHOWER?????

Really, you get out & go to the loo??

& Where do you think it goes??

Down a special piss drain?

Don't you know the French shit, & poke it down with thier toe?

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