Disgusted by a lack of hygiene in others
In response to C Williams's letter "What happened to observing basic hygiene standards?" (Mailbox, January 9), I would like to add my thoughts.
I do not wash my hands when I go to a public toilet but use my own hand gel which I carry with me.
I do this having seen two ignorant mothers allowing their children to urinate in the hand basins.
One of them happened in the main toilets in Highcross.
When I saw this, I was speechless and disgusted.
I know not every washbasin has been urinated on, but I know using the hand gel my hands are clean – and some places I have been into have ran out of soap.
While on the subjects of toilets, I often see sheets of toilet roll on the floor.
Is it that difficult for people to pick up these bits as soon as they fall on to the floor? Why do some people never bother to flush the toilet?
I was taught to flush when I first used normal toilets, aged two.
Some of this is down to the toilets not functioning properly. They should be repaired. There are two or three toilets in Leicester city centre I know have been out of order for over five years.
I work in retail and am fed up of seeing customers – young and old – who don't cover their mouths and noses when they cough or sneeze.
Also, people who hold money in their mouths are disgusting,
How many purses, wallets and pockets has a £1 minted in 1983 been in? If it changed hands once a day, that is more than 10,000.
I also object to parents taking their kids around shops when they are off school sick. My parents used to take turns going to the shops while the other looked after me.
If you need some milk and other basic items, get a friend or neighbour to buy them for you.
I am surprised I haven't caught shingles as I served parents with kids riddled with chicken pox.
If your child is sick and off school, stay away from shops.
Helen Waddon, Leicester.