Tuesday, August 3, 2010

deep thoughts

if public restrooms have toilets with automatic flushers, automatic faucets and soap dispensers, and hands-free dryers or paper towel dispensers,

then why oh why don't they have automatic doors? all those automated hands-free contraptions are a complete waste if you have to contaminate* your hands by opening up the door, right?!

*i am in no way a germaphobe. i really don't care if i have to flush with my hand, turn on a faucet, or open the door. i just don't get the purpose of  automatic everything if you have to open the door. 

what are your deep thoughts today?

7 comments:

{jaclyn} said...

haha, i do prefer it when they have that little maze of a hallway to work your way out of in lieu of a door. :)

Aunt of 14 said...

very very very good point. Yes.

Ace said...

How is it that you're the pregnant one having brilliant thoughts and I'm the not pregnant one who thinks that's just a little too deep for me?

Heather said...

leave it to my sister's pregnant brain to come up with a thought-provoking question. yes, it really doesn't make sense, does it? :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Couldn't agree more! I mean really? YOu should make money on that though.

mrsashcake said...

haha that is so true... i always find it funny when they have automatic flushes and faucets but not soap dispensers and paper towels... like they could only afford to automate half their bathroom... haha

Laura Weimer said...

Uh, yah. I'm not really a germophobe either but was JUST thinking about these issues yesterday too. I was downtown for a job interview, and needed to use the public restroom in the building before I went up. They were just a single- room men's and women's room. The women's room was occupied while the empty toilet stared at me from the "men's" bathroom just feet away.

I stood there waiting for several minutes, hearing video game-ish music from the women's room. (I suspect someone was playing hooky.)

Based on time restraints and urgency I finally gave in and went into the men's room. I don't know why, but it definitely skeeved me out more than even a normal public restroom. I definitely used the "elbow push down the latch" exit technique.