Automatic taps are a good idea, they are flawed in terms of the implementation. This post is my take on why there are automatic faucets and why pketh and I aren’t fans of them.
_(The automatic tap.)_
To begin with, they just seem not to work properly! It’s been countless time when I start waving my hand frantically under the taps in hopes of water gushing down my tired hands. It only did after the fifth try or something.
That is the flaw of the tap. After visiting the urinal (or cubical), I just want to get the hell out of the toilet to continue with what I was doing previously. Automatic taps – faucets as pketh calls – are disrupting my work pace.
Why place something in a company to disrupt an employee’s workplace. I tell you, it must be the evil plan of the toilet equipment companies.
They want to earn a couple of bucks more to install those so-call futuristic faucets that – frankly speaking – we don’t bloody need. I am perfectly fine with pressing down the faucets and having water run down my hand.
According to my ex-colleague, a supporter of automatic faucets, the advantage of using this automatic faucet is that you hand just don’t touch anything, they say. You go to the urinal, unzip and do your twenty-second business and you’re done. You don’t touch any toilet equipment. Then you go to the sink and you have the wonderful automatic faucet that dispense water for two-seconds leaving my hands waving for more. Then you dry your hands with the automatic dryer. See – you didn’t touch the toilet equipment! It’s cleaner this way. Innovation!
My foot! The story is not completed. Then you have to get out of the toilet and you put your hand on the door handle to open the toilet and your hands are dirty again! And if you had previously dried your hand, the handle may be wet too. It probably defeats the purpose of so many automatic equipment in the toilet!
They have so many automatic things and the door is not automatic. And you know why? Because the toilet businesses are not into the construction business. They don’t give a damn about the fact that the door isn’t automatic. They just want you to pay more for the nice automatic toilet equipment that they are marketing.
There’s probably no dirty business like toilet business.