I remember these things in gas station bathrooms in the late 50s (and maybe 60s, although I don't know). The ones I remember hung perpendicular to the floor, and the soap rotated on the hook--required no obscene jerking of any kind. Anyway--regarding cleanliness in public bathrooms--I'm an RN, and medical people are trained to shut off the water faucet with the paper towel you've just dried your hands with, and never to touch the faucet with your clean hands. I never touch the things. If I have to, I dispense the paper towels with my elbow. And never handle the door with your clean, bare hands, either; use a paper towel, the end of your shirt, anything but your hands. The best public bathrooms are the ones that PUSH on your way out, or have big open passages instead, such as in airports and rest stops. This isn't nutty behavior, it's basic infection control.
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