Thursday, May 29, 2008

What Would You Do?

Let's say you were in the restroom of a large public facility. Maybe it's a church. You've finished your business and you have wet hands (you do wash your hands, don't you?). You need a paper towel to dry off. You see this automatic paper towel dispenser. What do you do?

You'd probably wave your wet hand underneath the little hand/arrow icon on the right side.

You'd be correct.

It took me about three months to figure that out. Every time I tried to get a paper towel I waved my hands underneath the dispenser. I tried the left side, I tried the middle, I tried the right side. Sometimes I got a paper towel and sometimes I didn't. It was very frustrating. I didn't know the arrow was there for a reason.

I barely finished college. They might want their diploma back.

And, yes, I do like to take photos in restrooms.


Judy said...

I don't think they'll take your diploma back, but I'd like your common sense card please...

Just kidding. I love you just the way you are! Happy Birthday Big Brother!

Steve Scott said...

I saw a great piece of graffiti on a restroom air-dryer once. The instructions (with square bullet points) said,

* shake excess water from hands
* place hands under dryer
* rub hands lightly until dry
* dryer shuts off automatically

Somebody added with a sharp instrument:

* wipe hands on pants

Found your link through Bruce.