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Would the High-Brow Opera Crowd
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Handwashing Experiment Gone Amuck!
by John Lundgren
John Lundgen www.1st-in-handwashing.com
The Handwashing Experiment in Upscale
A year ago while I was working on my "Why Wash
Your Hands?" chart, I did some not-so-scientific research at one of our
country's exclusive summer resort areas, Saratoga, NY. It was the race track
season in Saratoga, and the city was bustling with humanity. Now keep in mind, that
the horse set includes some of the biggest society names in the country. My quest
was to find out if the "upper crust," our country's blue bloods, believed in
Saratoga,NY...Summer Home of Blue
The race track was teeming with horse fanciers
and gamblers, the restaurants were jammed to capacity and the grand estates on
North Broadway pulsed with the rich and famous. Grand pianos
waking up after months of dormancy echoed through the August evenings as the red
bloods and wannabes clinked their Champaign glasses in salute of the horse racing
Early evening Champaign parties often
included a trip across town to the summer residence of the Philadelphia Orchestra,
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center or SPAC, as it is
sometimes called. The limos arrive early as the front of the amphitheater starts to
fill with white shirts, tuxedoes, and evening gowns.
Not everyone in the crowd adheres to the dress code of
the up-fronters, and way back on my lawn seat blanket, my jeans and sweater were
just right. I was looking forward to my experiment. Would this particular
crowd, with its large number of dignified, educated, and culture-loving people be
more apt to wash their hands on an intermission trip to the rest
Hold your breath,here comes the
Like a "Pervert" Hanging Out at the Rest Room
Like a pervert at the county fair, I positioned myself
near the men's rest room door where I could see the sinks as well as the toilet
booths and urinals. A stream of people, no pun intended, made their way though the
door many of whom were dressed in tails and ties. When it came time to exit the
bathroom, large numbers of men made a bee-line past the sinks and straight out the
door! ( Perhaps to share popcorn with a friend!) I surmised that blue bloods had no
need for handwashing.
The fancy dress code had no bearing on the odds that a natty
dresser was more apt to wash his hands. In fact, the jeans and sweater crowd were
there as equals-they too, neglected to wash their hands in large
Only Half the Men Scrubbed!
With my crude system of check marks, I noted how
many entered and exited the bathroom without washing their hands. The final
percentage was just about 50 percent. That's right, only half of
those who entered the men's bathroom washed their hands! I must note, unlike
females, when men enter a rest room it has nothing to do with combing their
In other similar experiments performed by other people, the
women out-washed the men hands down, if you will forgive the pun!
Virtually every man who entered the bathroom appeared to be
"using the facilities." What about the men exiting the stalls? I have to assume
that some of the stall users were doing the Ecoli special. Again, only about
half of those exiting the stalls washed their
Conclusions drawn from Handwashing Experiment
1. Be careful whom you share popcorn with.
2. The educational and cultural level of a group of people have
little influence on the personal hygiene of the group...or lack of
3. There is a dire need for education about microbes and disease
germs which are transmitted on dirty hands!
4. The world needs the "Why Wash Your Hands?" chart! People need to
be reminded and reminded and reminded again to wash their
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