OK, today is gripe day! See...we can even have fun venting...lol Here's mine...
What is with all of these Automatic Flush Toilets? Do they think the ones require a learners manual or are we not operate them correctly. Might we use 2 flushes instead of just the one we are allowed??? And for heaven’s sake don’t put a small child on one of those automated whirlpools! One wrong move and it’s down the drain for the little love. Then there is the problem of only getting a flush when the toilet wants to do it. Try out this scenario…. You enter the only available stall in the public rest room. (why is it called a rest room? I don’t rest in there) And to your horror the rude visitor before you left more than the system could handle. There are 2 other stalls but no way can you wait in hopes that one of them has clearish water in it instead looking like a backed up cesspool! So what do you do? The only way to remove the unsightly deed is to flush…so must you sit, stand up, step forward, wait for the flush, then sit to do what you came in there for? Where it the old fashion handle?? I’d even settle for a pull chain!
And of course if you have the Automatic Flush Toilet you MUST have the Automatic Faucet to match. But those too have a problem. Color! Darker colors don’t work well under the laser light if at all. The laser must reflect off of your hands and back to the sensor to turn on the faucet. For many of us it works just fine, considering the thing is working at all. But if you are of an ethnicity who sports a darker skin color the laser is absorbed into the skin and doesn’t reflect back to the sensor…hence no water at all. Isn’t that interesting? What are you supposed to do? Borrow the hand of the whiter person next to you so your water will turn on? The misery and indignity we suffer just trying to keep up with daily hygiene chores.
Anyone else have a gripe about
public restrooms or the automated systems?
Chutz <stepping down from soap box> hmmm, soap will be my NEXT gripe...
(Marlee...thanks! I dual post to this and the CP forum. I realized I had forgotten the title so went back and added it...but it only ads to the forum I'm in at the time. So, of course I forgot to come here and fix it. I think it's funnier this way anyway...lol)
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 12/3/2009 12:31:42 PM (GMT-7)