Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trouble with Motion Sensors

This is not one of those "about life" blogs that I usually try to hit on.  It's one of my newer pet peeves.  I have come to despise the motion sensors in bathrooms.  They either don't work correctly or are too sensitive.

Let me elaborate. 

The problem with the sink motion sensor is that you can stand there waving your hands in front of it for five minutes and it still won't turn on and then when it does you're so frantically waving your hand because it wasn't working that you miss the water entirely and it shuts off again before you get your hand under the faucet.

The problem with the paper towel motion sensor is that it either dispenses towel when no one is there or it doesn't dispense any at all.  Enough said about that.

The problem with the toilet motion sensor is that if it doesn't sense that you've gotten off the toilet you either have to flush it by hand anyway or the person in front of you didn't flush it by hand so you come to a gross stall that no one uses because it is too disgusting to flush someone else's waste.  If the toilet sensor is too sensitive, it flushes while you are still on it and sprays disgusting toilet water all over your backside.  GROSS!!

Let's just go back to the regular handle faucets and flushers as most of the time we end up having to do it ourselves, or worse, leave the bathroom without washing our hands because the water won't come out.  If people are germaphobes, then they can install foot pedals to operate the faucets/flushers.  You can use your elbows to turn on faucets and pump the paper towel lever if need be too.  Remember, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  This is one of those times.