It’s been a while since I’ve done a Spark Alert so ...
SPARK ALERT – SPARK ALERT – SPARK ALERT
(Which really means – this blog post has no Spark value whatsoever. Read at your own risk.)
So anyway ... today as I was at work I decided to use the restroom. (Don’t worry, this is NOT a potty story.) As I was washing my hands I put my hand under the soap dispenser, got some soap, washed under the water, then dried my hands.
Well, here’s the thing. In the restroom at work, the soap dispenser, water faucet, and towel dispenser are all hands free. You know, the ones where you stick your hand under it and soap comes out. Stick your hands in front and the water starts running. Stick you hand in front of the paper towel dispenser and towellettes scroll out.
What? That still does not seem weird to you?
Not to worry, it didn’t seem bizarre to me at first too. In fact, a co-worker at the sink thought nothing of it either.
But as I was washing my hands it did occur to me.
“Why is the soap dispenser automated?”
My seemingly wise co-worker said it was so people did not have to touch it and get germs.
Oh. Ok. Makes sense.
So I finished up, opened the restroom door (non-automatic, germified handle mind you), and started the trod back to my desk.
Electronic soap dispenser? Helping to stop the spread of germs? Waiiiiiiiiiiiiit a minute.
It’s soap. About 1 second after it’s dispensed you start to wash your hand. Effectively killing all the germs.
We actually NEED an electronic hand soap dispenser to dispense soap even though we will be washing our hands with said soap within a second?
Sometimes advancements in technology stun me. (Ok, admittedly, it stuns me most of the time.) But this just appears plain silly to me. A waste of energy. I am going to start boycotting such things from now on.
That’s right ... from now on, no hand-washing for this guy!
(C’MON people ... I was kidding about the non-handwashing...seriously ... I promise. I was only joking. And to show I am telling the truth, I’m willing to shake on it! *sticks out my hand for a shake*)