Would You Touch That Thing?

By | October 13, 2011

Whenever we walk into an electronics store my Butootee heads straight into the newest tablets or phones section and starts jabbing away at the touch screen. I have developed the habit of running before him and screaming “Don’t Touch it! Shoof! Wa9ekh Wa9ekh” before he does. He however always ignores me and touches it anyways and he insists I try the device too! G63! Not in this life time!

I hate touch screens, specifically public touch screens because of the amount of grime I see on the screens. I believe they can be dirtier that the toilet especially if they are as dirty as the Motorolla thing I saw last weekend above! God knows why these fingers are greasy and where they have been last, or whom do they belong to! Why can’t stores offer cleansing wipes for their devices like makeup stores do bdal hal galaga? This is disgusting, simply disgusting.

Do you touch electronic devices or touch screens?

20 Responses to “Would You Touch That Thing?”

  1. Nezar says:

    Hi Dear,

    I usually don’t, for the same reason that u have stated. It is not only the touch screen that I avoid touching. When a person, who is known to have a hygiene problem (not being clean at all), touches or takes something from u and then gives it back 2 u. Me & my friend have a colleague @ work that when he takes any of our pens (we would go like g6eeeeeee3ah in our minds) and tries to give it back to us, we simply ask him to keep it with him with a big smile on our faces.

    • danderma says:

      wee3 ge6a3! Being clean is like a basic thing in life… why is it so hard to understand y3ni?

  2. Mbahrani says:

    It’s just because you see it. Every thing you see around you is like the touch screen above, but you don’t see it. Get over it. It’s life. Take it or don’t touch any thing.

    • danderma says:

      Erm… I beg to differ with you! Not everything I see is like the screen above! Not everything around is touched by one million sticky fingers. I think I can tell the difference between items that have been touched frequently like doors or ladder rails and things that haven’t and I have the choice to touch those things or use a tissue. You don’t expect me to touch that thing when it looks that dirty now do you? Just because every thing else might just be as dirty but we don’t see it doesn’t mean I should man up and touch it!

  3. Elegant Chic says:

    No way, I won’t even go near it! 😉

    While riding escalators, I never hold on to the handrail!
    I open public toilet doors with a tissue, even while using the flush. 😉

    • danderma says:

      I never hold the handrail or open the toilet doors with my bare hand either! I always use a tissue. I have seen with my own eyes women who go into the toilet, do their thing and get out without washing!!! I am not opening a door after them Ugh!

  4. Hafsa says:

    ewwww…I also avoid touching public things..banisters…railings…and if I do I always have a bag of wipes or sanitizer in my bag for cleaning my hands…Cleanliness is half of our Eman!.. Why can’t ppl just be clean!

  5. anonymous says:

    I’m guilty of having a screen that looks like that.
    I am very very clean…but I use lotion on my hands and use my screen.. so it gets very blotched. And it’s SO much easier getting it dirty than cleaning it

    • danderma says:

      But its your screen and you know why it looks like that so I suppose you don’t mind using it. But what about the public ones?

  6. Naheda says:

    Do you know what is the no. 1 pass time all over the world? Picking the nose. And that’s true, just watch the people at the traffic lights. Yuch. That’s why I see your point in not touching things in public places Plus I avoid shaking hands as well.

  7. jumana says:

    I usually do :( never thought of this before :(
    but for sure I will never touch again !

  8. expataussiegal says:

    FYI – Wash your hands after getting cash.Cleanliness tests have revealed that cash machines are as dirty, and carry the same germs, as public toilets.

    When scientists took swabs from urban ATMs around the UK, they found the machines were heavily contaminated with bacteria, including those known to cause sickness and diarrhoea.

    Dr Mark Fielder, a medical microbiologist at Kingston University London, says, “If people don’t wash their hands properly, all sorts of organisms will be transferred to the buttons on an ATM. Just as it’s important to wash your hands after using the toilet, it would be sensible to clean them after getting money out.”

    • danderma says:

      Actually I always deem my hand dirty whenever I touch money, especially coins. It simply feels dirty after being handled by god knows how many people whose hands have been in all different dirty places g63

  9. noon says:

    ya3! they should put wipes next to that thing!