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View Poll Results: Are you a finger licker?
Yes, when I'm counting money or need to separate something I always lick my fingers 1 2.38%
Yes, I always lick my fingers when I'm separating things (except for money) 1 2.38%
Yes, I lick my fingers while separating money/things AND to lick my fingers clean from food 0 0%
Yes, I always lick my fingers to separate things (not money) and to lick them clean anywhere 0 0%
I only lick my fingers after eating food anywhere(hey, gotta get every last bit of flavor!) 7 16.67%
I only lick my fingers after eating at home 20 47.62%
I never lick my fingers... it skeeves me out 8 19.05%
Dorito cheese (licked off of fingers, of course!) 5 11.90%
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:32 PM
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Unless it's totally unavoidable (like I have something all over my hands and there are no sinks around) then no. It grosses me out when people lick their fingers to turn the pages of a book or count something.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by oakash View Post
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.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:14 PM
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Yes to food.
No to money/paper/etc.
No to letting Frodo lick my fingers (that's why Jesus invented spoons!).

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:16 PM
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I'm not a big finger licker. I do lick my fingers when I'm flipping through (my) text books, because those tend to have thin, slippery pages. -.-

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:30 PM
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I will lick my fingers if I just ate, like, ribs. But that's about it.

It GROSSES ME OUT when people lick their fingers and then touch something that I have to then touch. And yes, cashiers who handle money licking their fingers... vomit. Do you know where that money has been and how much bacteria is on it? YUCK.
I hate it when somebody licks to separate papers and then they hand you a paper and there's totally a wet spot on it...


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Old 07-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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I'm a bit disgusted by saliva for the most part so I go absolutely bat-**** nuts when people lick their fingers when counting money. It's just so disgusting! *bleck* Only time I like my fingers is when I eat cheetos. I only eat them at home because I hate touching ANYTHING when eating them. I wash my hands before and after so i know they are clean. Otherwise, no licking here.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:28 PM
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Yes to food at home.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:24 PM
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If I'm eating and my fingers are clean enough to handle the food in the first place, why wouldn't they be clean enough to lick? I mean, I don't slobber all over my hands in public or anything, but if I'm already eating something with my hands I'm not too worried about a quick, low-key lick, nor do I care if anyone else does it either.

I didn't realize saliva grossed so many people out. Hm.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Beanie View Post
I hate it when somebody licks to separate papers and then they hand you a paper and there's totally a wet spot on it...
Bahahahahahhahah yes this is super icky to me. It's like.... you may as well have just licked the paper directly before you handed it to me.

I didn't realize saliva grossed so many people out. Hm.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:39 AM
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I don't while out. I may make an exception if I found myself without napkins, but I always grab napkins, so I don't need to.

I lick my fingers at home, couldn't care less lol.

As far as licking to separate things, I will if I'm reading at home or whatever. I won't do it if I'm handling other people's stuff.

Like when you're at the market getting produce and you can't get the stupid plastic produce bag open, oh man I want to lick my finger to rub the bag apart, but I refrain, even if no one is watching

I don't care if other people do though, I'm not too weirded out by germs tbh
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