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Hand washing

(19 Posts)
craftergran Mon 11-Feb-19 17:37:55

Fox news host, Pete Hegseth, states he hasn't washed his hands in ten years.

Would you take a sandwich from this man?

ginny Mon 11-Feb-19 17:46:46

What does he do when he has a shower or bath , goes swimming or washes his hair.
Maybe wears waterproof gloves.

M0nica Mon 11-Feb-19 18:48:14

What was it Quentin Crisp said about housework? ^After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.>

Perhaps that applies to hands as well.

I suspect he means, specifically wash his hands other than them getting them wet and washed while having a shower, or swimming etc.

phoenix Mon 11-Feb-19 18:54:11

M0nica I could be wrong, but I think that Quentin Crisp was referring to dust, not dirt!

Baggs Mon 11-Feb-19 19:19:50

Why has he made this statement?

Cherrytree59 Mon 11-Feb-19 19:26:05

Why doesn't wash his hands?
Sounds grim?😝

EllanVannin Mon 11-Feb-19 19:28:54

Oh Lord ! Perish the thought.

Elegran Mon 11-Feb-19 19:30:31

His colleagues made fun of him for eating a left-over pizza that had not been refrigerated. He claimed not to have washed his hands for ten years because germs are not real, as he couldn't see them. He thinks people are too fussy about hygeine.

Anja Mon 11-Feb-19 19:37:58

Fox News! 👎🏽

MawBroon Mon 11-Feb-19 19:43:29

1 I don’t know who he is
2 He is unlikely to offer me a sandwich
3 If he is a disgusting slob, could I care less?

Sorry Craftergran but I don’t see why anybody should feed the ego of this individual hmm

Tangerine Mon 11-Feb-19 20:46:40

I expect he said it for effect.

M0nica Tue 12-Feb-19 08:20:54

How sweet, he doesn't believe in germs because he cannot see them.

Yet he works for Fox News a media company that deals big time in fake news and conspiracies for which no-one can see any evidence.grin

AlieOxon Tue 12-Feb-19 08:30:15

I'm constantly amazed at the things people believe....

AlieOxon Tue 12-Feb-19 08:31:28

He should refuse to use antibiotics then, to be consistent!

M0nica Tue 12-Feb-19 09:28:40

Good point!

goldengirl Tue 12-Feb-19 09:58:45

I do believe in hand washing BUT I also believe that we're trying too hard to be germ free. It's a matter of common sense overall - not 'cleverness' in shouting that you don't wash your hands.

janeainsworth Tue 12-Feb-19 10:07:31

Hand washing is the most important way we can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Here’s why

RosieLeah Tue 12-Feb-19 10:36:00

That's nonsense...unless he wears gloves all that time, it's impossible.

Anja Tue 12-Feb-19 10:53:25

Totally with you on handwashing Jane and agin the use of anti-bacterial stuff.