Public restrooms aren’t much for excitement beyond the obvious relief they bring. That is, however, until I see one of those Xlerator hand dryers. How awesome are those? The automated towel dispenser lost its luster quickly and the Jedi like sinks that you wave your hand under to turn on are a pain. The turbo hand dryer though, is totally sweet. If I see a regular old hand dryer in your restroom, you can be sure that I am leaving with equal parts damp hands and disappointment. But if you have one of those turbo hand dryers I can’t wait to put my hands under it and watch the skin on my hands almost blow off. I haven’t tried it yet but I bet if you bend down and look up into that thing it is a lot like skydiving.
Finding a little piece of awesome in unexpected places is totally sweet.
Do You Guys Sell Hand Sanitizer?
Most of the time a public restroom holds zero awesome. In fact, I don’t think that I could stomach the travel portion of my job if I had to sit down in those places. Ladies, I don’t know how you do it. I have been told it has to do with dark voodoo magic and levitating. My hat is off to you for both the courage and ability to navigate a place like that.
I used to think message boards on the internet were the home of hate speech and filthy innuendo. Apparently the founding father to this segment of expressionism is the Bathroom in the Swifty Fuel on highway 59. I learn more stuff that I didn’t want to know from that reading material than I care to admit.
I will spare you from the detail of a particular encounter I had last week, but I will sum it up like this. Sometimes I finish using the bathroom, look at the sink, and realize my hands were just touching one of the cleanest things in the room. I walk back out into the store and look for a little bottle of hand sanitizer. It may cost $7.99 but at least I won’t have to be shipped off to the CDC because of the unknown strand of monkey pox I picked up at mile marker 68.
According to the literature, a good time can be had there on Wednesday nights at 10:45, but I think it is safe to say public restrooms are completely weak.
December 9th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
This post is sweet. I detest public restrooms. That footage of the Superdome during Katrina didn’t help much.
Love the concept of your blog…following…
April 19th, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Dude, you crack me up 😀 This post just made my day. Thank you!
March 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
this post is making me want to go into a public restroom.
March 14th, 2012 at 11:39 am
Yeah, I am thinking about launching an advertising campaign haha.
March 10th, 2012 at 1:48 am
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March 5th, 2012 at 11:24 pm
I love those turbo charged dryers!
March 5th, 2012 at 11:24 pm
Although I love the skydiving idea, I’m pretty sure if you aim it just right, that blast of air will burst a sinus membrane or something (your mom asked me to tell you that).
PS Looking forward to your Dukes of Hazzard dedication. I trust Cooter will be included, or does that go without saying?
March 6th, 2012 at 9:03 am
That is totally something a mom would say. Cooter is the unsung hero of Hazzard county!
March 5th, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Hey, totally agree with you. I have seen some serious mis-use of the term ‘public’ in public loos…
On a sweet note, I went to this funky museum the other day and not only did each loo have it’s own hand dryer (average drying type) but it was also playing movies on the floor (from projector in the ceiling) – totally sweet, and they were awesomely clean too!!
March 6th, 2012 at 9:05 am