Are you a "finger licker"?

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Are you a finger licker?

  1. Yes, when I'm counting money or need to separate something I always lick my fingers

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  2. Yes, I always lick my fingers when I'm separating things (except for money)

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  3. Yes, I lick my fingers while separating money/things AND to lick my fingers clean from food

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  4. Yes, I always lick my fingers to separate things (not money) and to lick them clean anywhere

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  5. I only lick my fingers after eating food anywhere(hey, gotta get every last bit of flavor!)

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  6. I only lick my fingers after eating at home

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  7. I never lick my fingers... it skeeves me out

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  8. Dorito cheese (licked off of fingers, of course!)

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  1. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    This is one of those things that drives me INSANE!

    I was at Target a few days ago, and the cashier was a major finger licker. She licked her fingers to count my money, THEN licked her fingers to count my change, and finally licked her fingers to separate the bags apart. I kept thinking about how this poor woman was going to get herself sick. ICK.

    Also, it really grosses me out when people lick their fingers after eating stuff. Watching people finish up a bag of chips and go to town on their fingers is just... :yikes: It's one thing if you're in your own home and your hands are clean, but to do it after touching who knows what just bothers me!

    So... answer the poll and post about it. LOL.
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    My brother just goes to town, it's really nasty.

    Oh and he also sits there and licks the flavourings off the chips sopping it in spit before eating it. Though he used to lick the flavouring then put the chip back in the bag for others, so at least it's not that, I guess
     
  3. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Where's the vomiting smiley when you need it?

    EWWWW!
     
  4. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I totally forgot to make a "I lick other peoples fingers" options!

    :yikes:
     
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    My Husband does this to me THAT skeeves me out so bad :rolleyes: but he IS a man :D
     
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    The story about the cashier totally grosses me out, I have to immediately wash my hands after handling money, just so many disgusting things that can be found on the stuff. I get a little weird about it when people lick their fingers and then handle paper, I can't help but stare at that little thumb smudge and absolutely avoid touching that area.
     
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    No, gross.
     
  8. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    None of your options suit me. LOL!

    I know I occasionally lick my finger to turn pages of sheet music (if I've forgotten to dog-ear the corner first). WHERE IS THE SHEET MUSIC ONLY OPTION???

    So I chose Dorito Cheese, even though I don't like Doritos. :rofl1:
     
  9. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Where is the "I don't need to, I have a dog for that" option? :p


    If somebody was licking my fingers, they never would have made it to husband status
     
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    Technically I only lick my fingers if I've taste-testing a meal/sauce/batter/whatever. I use my fingers because I know they are clean and I hate licking the spoon because I know I'll be re-using it. HATE chefs that use the spoon, then put it back in the pot. Ew? I also run my hands under water every time I test, though. Thus why it takes me forever to cook some things. I'm constantly cleaning as I go.

    I don't really eat chips. I've actually never thought to lick my fingers to separate money or papers. Actually, I RARELY handle paper or money. Most of my work is online..soo...yeah. And I don't eat messy food while typing. Greasy, nasty keyboard is nasty.
     
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    :rofl1:

    Yeah, I couldn't imagine having my fingers licked by anyone except for the dogs. That would really creep me out.

    The idea of licking food particles and god only knows what off SOMEONE ELSES fingers is nauseating. I won't even lick my own fingers.
     
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    I'll only lick my own finger if it's got chocolate on it and I'm at home. Otherwise, eeewww.
     
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    I don't lick my fingers normally. I do chew on my fingernails though. I'm trying to get out of that habit. :eek: What grosses me out more is people who stick their finger up their nose or pick their nose.
     
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    No. No no no. If I were to get a little ketchup on my fingers - at home - then maybe. But I don't do it to handle things and I especially wouldn't do it AFTER handling things!
     
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    Especially this!! Working with children for so many years has made me into a compulsive hand washer and the idea of licking my hand after touching stuff... bleah.

    That's the only reason I'd like my finger when eating chocolate, because I know my hand is sterile if I'm eating something. :rofl1:
     
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    Yup! At least when I'm eating, although usually I only do it in public if I know the people I'm with really well. I mean, why let all the yummy stuff go to waste? The chip flavoring gets on your fingers, and that is the best part!

    Oh, and also when I read books and I can't get the page to turn. I'm really unsqueamish though. I didn't realize it grossed so many people out.
     
  17. Kaydee

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    For plastic bags when I'm bagging my own stuff, something sweet and powdery or goopy and I'm all alone...money? Gah!!!! Money is mad filthy, when I was a cashier I had sanitizer under the counter and washed my hands every break.

    Somebody else licking my fingers? Live in a house full of critters, somethings always licking me...
    ...wait that didn't come out right
    :p
     
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    I will occasionally, if I am trying to split the pages of magazines. I would never do it with money or food though, yuck, and not in front of people! I'm also a bit of a hand sanitizer freak, so I do that all the time.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Yes I am lol. all the time... everywhere. I don't lick to separate money or anything like that but I always lick my fingers when I eat. I can't help it lol. I just do it. I mean I'm not all "tongue wagging licking my fingers like an ice cream cone" lol

    Maybe that's why I rarely get "for real" sick
     
  20. Toller_08

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    Ew, gross. Nope, I'm not a finger licker. I won't say I never have, because I'm sure at some point in time I've had to, but it's something I try not to do.
     

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