Friday, June 22, 2007

An invention that shouldn't have been...

Touch-free paper towel dispensers.

It seems like every one I've ever tried to use either does not work, no matter how much I wave my hands over, under, and beside it, trying to find that elusive spot where it acknowledges my presence -- or it feeds out such a pitiful little piece of paper that I end up grabbing it and pulling to get more paper -- thus negating whatever benefits I was supposed to get from a touch-free paper towel dispenser.

Just give me that old-fashioned kind with the hand crank. It always worked just fine, and I never got anybody's germs.

At least I don't think I did.

5 comments:

Jill said...

I was going to put my thoughts on this comment here. But decided to expand it in a post on my blog. :-)

karin said...

No way! I LOVE the automatic paper towel dispensers. I love how it dispenses exactly the same amount for each person (call me a closet socialist) and you never have that frustrating paper-towel-clog-up that frequently happens in the women's restroom at Campus Crusade.

I am a full supporter of progress!!

Mike said...

Well, Karin, you obviously haven't tried the one in the men's room at Panera. Go ahead, I dare you!

Rebecca said...

How about the really old school ones that didn't even have paper, just a rag that kept circulating when you cranked it? I'm sure that didn't have anyone's germs!

jason said...

that one at panera is such a pain!