Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Potty Talk 3

Hand sanitation was not next on my list for a "Potty Talk" segment, but after a mind-ending experience in a public bathroom today I cannot help but tell the tale.

I always wash my hands after using the bathroom. It's just the right thing to do. Actually, I enjoy the whole process. Smelling the different soaps in all of the different places (hate foam soap by the way) and the water rushing over my hands while I make faces in the mirror. Good times. The worst part of the whole ordeal is drying off your hands when you're done. Paper towels are my preferred method, and I end up using a lot of them because I want my hands totally dry. Hand dryers are just ridiculous and outdated. It takes a couple of minutes to get all of the moisture removed and who wants to stand there with that loud fan that whole time. Whenever I go into a bathroom and notice there are only hand dryers I contemplate not washing my hands. I do, of course, but I am not happy.

Today I had a salad at Whole Foods (the newer one at Abrams and Gaston) before band practice and took advantage of the facilities before I left. There were paper towels but there was also this weird device attached to the wall.

I was not sure what to make of it, but I am in love with this dryer! You put your hands in it fingertips down, this activates the super high pressure air and you slowly pull your hands back out. After two passes, and probably eight seconds, my hands were as dry as they were before I washed them. Amazing!

If every public bathroom had this device I would become a dryer man faster than you can say "hygiene." If they were available for consumers I would even put one in my bathroom. Next time I make it over to Whole Foods I will be washing my hands, whether they need it or not, just to use this kick ass device.

If you ever run across the Dyson Airblade you will see what I mean. I'm not crazy, I promise.


Sean Mathena said...

They are available for consumers, if you are a consumer that has $1500 to spend on a hand dryer.

And yes, they are super awesome!!!

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