DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have two male coworkers who insist that men do not need to wash their hands every time they use the bathroom, but only if they are making a number two (shall I politely say) or if they are going to lunch.
I say, everyone should wash their hands every time they use the restroom, for proper hygiene. Not just for themselves, but for every other person in the office.
GENTLE READER: Not being a medical professional, Miss Manners’ insights into hand-washing are of limited value. The hygiene-of-the-office conversation, however, is her area, and on this she has a definite opinion: Inquiries into the bathroom practices of co-workers are decidedly unsanitary. If such issues must be addressed, management can do so through posted signs.