You know those people* who only touch things in a public bathroom using paper towels? For all I know you could be one of those people. I have absolutely nothing against those folks and sometimes even I only touch stuff in a public toilet with paper towels.
It depends upon my mood and/or how dirty the restroom is or appears to be.
*Actually, I'm just referring to women as I have virtually no knowledge of what dudes do in public bathrooms. They could be walking around with their pants around their ankles licking the sinks, for all I know.
I have no issue whatsoever with this behavior. Actually I condone it as it makes the bathroom cleaner for the rest of us.
But I do have a question: What about all that stuff that gets touched AFTER one uses the toilet and BEFORE the hands get washed?
Think about it.
You use the toilet and wipe.
Everyone agrees that the hands are now dirty and need to be washed, right?
But what do we do?
We touch our drawers, we touch our clothes, we touch the door to the toilet stall ... ALL WITHOUT WASHING OUR HANDS.
Then there's the big production of washing and lathering and using the paper towels to open the door on our way out.
But whatever nastiness showed up after we wiped is now on our clothes.