Trend Watch: Fewer Co-Workers Wash Their Hands

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Bored on the toilet at work, Jennifer Bodoh, an office manager for a design and remodeling company in Chicago, was catching up on Twitter. She was interrupted by a woman from a company down the hall who stormed in and pulled what Bodoh calls a “flush and run”—i.e., no washing. “Do I tweet this?” Bodoh wondered from her stall. (In the end, she didn’t, but she did tell this reporter about it). Repulsed by the idea of a “pee-infested hand,” she opened the door with a paper towel when she exited. Now, she says in an e-mail, “I try not to go to the bathroom when she walks by.”

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