DEAR MISS MANNERS: I was in the ladies' room today, and a woman who does not work in my office (but on our floor) walked out of the stall after having used the bathroom and didn't use soap when washing her hands. She turned the water on, rinsed her fingers for maybe two seconds and turned the water off.
How should one react without being rude, yet hopefully nixing the behavior? I thought after the fact that I should have maybe said: "Oh, is that one out of soap? This one isn't. Go right ahead."
There are three sinks in this bathroom with soap dispensers at each. What would you suggest?
GENTLE READER: That you dry your hands and go back to work. Furthermore, Miss Manners suggests that you content yourself with resolving not to shake this person's hand, and not try to police the bathroom.
You don't know if the lady went into the booth merely to adjust her slip. You don't know if she has hand sanitizer that she plans to use back at her desk. You don't even know her, much less have jurisdiction over her behavior.