I've received looks of un-approving stares when performing either of the following actions. I'm trying to determine which is proper.
After having used the facilities (ie going #1 or #2) in a public bathroom, walking up to the sink; what is the proper hand washing etiquette?
To have dry hands and hit the soap dispenser with one hand, the water with another, and proceed to wash?
Or turn on the water, wet your hands, proceed to touch the soap dispenser (with a wet hand) and proceed to wash hands.
To me there are issues with both procedures.
First example, dry hands on the dispenser provides the possibility of leaving some of your "business" on the soap dispenser handle. Granted, the next person touching it will be washing their hands also...knowing how most people behave regarding germs, seems like it's not the right thing to do.
Second example, having wet hands and touching the soap dispenser handle, leaves behind a wet dispenser handle for the next user who may by chance be a dry hand soap dispenser person. Again it doesn't seem polite leaving behind a wet dispenser handle for the next person to touch, regardless that the person will be washing their hands anyway.