We would all like to think that everyone else washes their hands after they go to the bathroom. But we all know that there are people out there that don’t. We may have, like I have, witnessed one or more of our co-workers leave the bathroom without washing their hands.
The purpose of having the scoop is to provide the more sanitary option to simply reaching in there and pulling out the ice. However, leaving the scoop to be buried and having to manually retrieve the scoop from the ice defeats this purpose.
If I were one of those note-hanger-uppers (like the chicks in my senior year dorm who put up a sign reminding us that our mother doesn’t live here) I would post a sign that said: