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2013-02-05 06:23:50 AM
hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants
 
2013-02-05 06:32:37 AM
I'm sure they'll be very affordable as well.

/Dyson, the Apple of the appliance world
 
2013-02-05 06:52:38 AM

Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants


One of the grocery stores I go to has turbo jet hand dryers. It feels almost as though your hands are in a wind tunnel, but your hands are completely dry in roughly a minute without having to rub them together.
 
2013-02-05 08:09:02 AM
You know what grinds my gears?  Clutch failures.
 
2013-02-05 08:40:15 AM

Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants


Or for me -

Step one: Turn on hot air hand dryer.

Step two: Rub hands vigorously under warm hair

Step three: Turn the hand dryer back on and repeat step two.

Step four: Turn the hand dryer back on and repeat step two.

Step five: Turn the hand dryer back on and repeat step two.
 
2013-02-05 08:41:41 AM

Cythraul: Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants

Or for me -

Step one: Turn on hot air hand dryer.

Step two: Rub hands vigorously under warm hair air

Step three: Turn the hand dryer back on and repeat step two.

Step four: Turn the hand dryer back on and repeat step two.

Step five: Turn the hand dryer back on and repeat step two.


FTFM, not that it'll make much of a difference.
 
2013-02-05 10:06:09 AM

Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants


Also the sensors on these sinks. I have gigantic meathooks for hands, and yet I can't seem to trip the sensor without performing a complex interpretive hand-dance in front of the sensor for a few minutes, and when I finally do get the water flowing, simply washing my hands will not suffice - one hand washes itself while the other keeps the dance alive, then I repeat the process for the other hand.

// this happens at 2 separate offices
// "offices", not "orifices"
 
2013-02-05 10:43:10 AM
You know what grinds my gears?  When I can't find the droids I'm looking for.
 
2013-02-05 10:43:31 AM
I hate hand dryers in the first place. Given that they suck in warm air from the bathroom, and are both warm and damp on the inside, they are festering breeding pools of bacteria that you then spray all over your hands. And not all of those bacteria are of the harmless variety.

Paper towels are so much better. Plus trees are a renewable resource (and the trees we use to make paper grow fairly quickly) and the paper is recyclable.
 
2013-02-05 10:47:38 AM

Majick Thise: hand dryers suck


Actually, most of them blow.

They've got those weird Dyson things inside the Men's room in Union Station in DC.  At least you don't have to hit the button to turn 'em on.
 
2013-02-05 10:48:00 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants

One of the grocery stores I go to has turbo jet hand dryers. It feels almost as though your hands are in a wind tunnel, but your hands are completely dry in roughly a minute without having to rub them together.


WHAAAT? TYPE LOUDER! I CAN'T HEAR YOU! NO! NO I WAS JU.. NO I JUST USED THE HAND DRYER IN THE BATHROOM! NO, THE DRYER! IN THE BATHROOM!

Seriously the ones at the roadside stations on Hwy 401 can dry the snot off a hagfish but you can hear them from farking orbit. I'm astounded an audiologist hasn't gone in there with a detector of some kind and had them all shut down as a safety issue.
 
2013-02-05 10:50:07 AM
Cloth towel dispenser/reroller FTW!

/and if FTW you mean resused, filthy,damp, nasty bacteria and snot encrusted rag.
/my lawn, off it!
 
2013-02-05 10:52:42 AM
So instead of waiting for a hand dryer you will have to wait for a sink to open up leading to a reduction in the already low number of people who wash their hands, increasing the spread of disease which will wipe out mankind.  Thanks Dyson. You blow.
 
2013-02-05 10:53:03 AM
And just how are we to do a line of coke on the sink without it getting blown all over the place?

/80's guy
 
2013-02-05 10:53:13 AM
Pfom!!'s Law of Public Restrooms:

In every public restroom with multiple sinks, at the first sink you step up to to wash your hands, the soap dispenser will be empty.
 
2013-02-05 11:04:59 AM

entropic_existence: I hate hand dryers in the first place. Given that they suck in warm air from the bathroom, and are both warm and damp on the inside, they are festering breeding pools of bacteria that you then spray all over your hands. And not all of those bacteria are of the harmless variety.

Paper towels are so much better. Plus trees are a renewable resource (and the trees we use to make paper grow fairly quickly) and the paper is recyclable.


OMG. I never thought of it that way.  Icked out now.  Will never use hand dryer again.  Unless I forget.

Squirrel!
 
2013-02-05 11:07:34 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: In every public restroom with multiple sinks, at the first sink you step up to to wash your hands, the soap dispenser will be empty.


Or worse, it will be empty AND also be one of the electronic soap dispensing gadgets. At least with the empty manual soap pumps you can bang on top of the thing's head for a while. It's cathartic and sometimes it coughs up a little bit of residual goop or clotted soap product. With the electronic pumps you look like and idiot walking over to a sink, dangling your hands without doing anything and then moving on to the next one like it was some sort of obsessive compulsive ritual. Maybe what's worse is when it actually does contain liquid soap. Because then you hold out your hands, moving them back and forth rhythmically, trying to entice the device to let out that whiny mechanical orgasm groan and coat your hands with its frothy goop.  WHHHHEEEERRRnnnnnnn.. *splut*  Thaaaaat's it... oh yeah. Rub my mechanical soap goop ALLLLLL over your hands. Mmmm....
 
2013-02-05 11:44:02 AM

Cythraul: Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants

Or for me -

Step one: Turn on hot air hand dryer.

Step two: Rub hands vigorously under warm hair


Ha, I knew you were up to something in there.
 
2013-02-05 12:04:45 PM
Those hand-dryers are filled with bacteria. Contrary to popular belief, paper is WAY more sanitary.
 
2013-02-05 12:33:30 PM
Also makes the health inspector unhappy.
 
2013-02-05 12:43:20 PM

Flakeloaf: I'm astounded an audiologist hasn't gone in there with a detector of some kind and had them all shut down as a safety issue.


I said, SO VERY VERY MUCH THIS.

Here, have some numbers:

Hand Dryer Noise Levels

Those farking "Xlerator" dryers that everybody seems to be putting in generate 100 dBA sound levels for the poor sod trying to use them, and 80+ dBA for anybody else in the restroom. 100 dBA can cause permanent hearing damage after as little as 15 minutes of cumulative exposure.

So how come it's illegal to expose customers to second-hand smoke, which might eventually damage their lungs, but perfectly fine to expose them to screeching "hygenic hand dryers" that WILL eventually damage their ears?
 
2013-02-05 01:26:57 PM

Flakeloaf: Bathia_Mapes: Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants

One of the grocery stores I go to has turbo jet hand dryers. It feels almost as though your hands are in a wind tunnel, but your hands are completely dry in roughly a minute without having to rub them together.

WHAAAT? TYPE LOUDER! I CAN'T HEAR YOU! NO! NO I WAS JU.. NO I JUST USED THE HAND DRYER IN THE BATHROOM! NO, THE DRYER! IN THE BATHROOM!

Seriously the ones at the roadside stations on Hwy 401 can dry the snot off a hagfish but you can hear them from farking orbit. I'm astounded an audiologist hasn't gone in there with a detector of some kind and had them all shut down as a safety issue.


Oh, I agree about how loud they are. The bathrooms are at the front of the store near the customer service desk, but you can easily hear the dryers at the back of the store.
 
2013-02-05 01:51:05 PM

Dr Dreidel: Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants

Also the sensors on these sinks. I have gigantic meathooks for hands, and yet I can't seem to trip the sensor without performing a complex interpretive hand-dance in front of the sensor for a few minutes, and when I finally do get the water flowing, simply washing my hands will not suffice - one hand washes itself while the other keeps the dance alive, then I repeat the process for the other hand.

// this happens at 2 separate offices
// "offices", not "orifices"


Sensors are worse for the soap dispensers, they always inadvertently activate with many different sinks which make me wonder how much money is lost by the place that uses them.
 
2013-02-05 03:42:09 PM

entropic_existence: I hate hand dryers in the first place. Given that they suck in warm air from the bathroom, and are both warm and damp on the inside, they are festering breeding pools of bacteria that you then spray all over your hands. And not all of those bacteria are of the harmless variety.

Paper towels are so much better. Plus trees are a renewable resource (and the trees we use to make paper grow fairly quickly) and the paper is recyclable.


And paper towels create jobs.  It's all about the jobs, y'know.
 
2013-02-05 05:56:45 PM
Hand Dryers are more unsanitary as they collect dust and blow millions of germs all over your hands.

-Sheldon Cooper
 
2013-02-05 06:57:17 PM
jfarkinB:

Here, have some numbers:

Hand Dryer Noise Levels


I love you. To the Minister of Transport! Huzzah!
 
2013-02-05 10:09:28 PM

Majick Thise: hand dryers suck

Step one: Rub hands vigorously under warm air

Step two: Wipe hands on pants


1. Clap hands
2. Receive bacon

Years ago I saw that scrawled on a hand dryer, and I can't use one without reciting that to myself.
 
2013-02-06 01:06:13 AM
I've used the Dyson styile once. It worked exceptionally well.
 
2013-02-07 09:03:15 AM
Blowers good. Paper towels, bad.

/obscure
 
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