Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Failure To Launch

I am one of those people who don’t find certain modern technologies to be more convenient. When I go into a bathroom with automatic faucets and flushing toilets, I feel like I am auditioning to be a traffic cop. Because most of the time my 5’10” frame is not enough to signal the water to launch, the paper to dispense or the toilet to flush. So I find myself waving my hands all around as if the invention is yelling commands, “Higher! Lower! Almost, just a little more to the right…perfect!” Water finally comes out of the faucet, but then I have to change positions to reach for the soap and bam! the water stops and the game starts all over. And would you like to know just a little too much information about me that will show just how dedicated I am to making others feel better about themselves? Here it goes: I DID NOT KNOW, until about 2 years ago, that automatic toilets have a button you can push if they don’t happen to launch automatically. Think about that. Are you connecting the dots? Let’s just say that my Hip Hop class at the gym came in handy during those times. And let me also say that traffic cops would have to be very skilled to motion traffic with THAT.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha. That's all, just ha ha ha ha ha.

Rachel (neice)

Kerri said...

I'll never forget going to the airport and taking Rachel to the bathroom (she must have been 3 or possibly 4). She was enthralled. She came out and called to Jay across the walkway, "Daddy, they have magic potties here! And the water comes on, too!" Everyone looked at us and laughed. Guess you just don't have the magic touch, eh?

Anonymous said...

Nothing worse than moving the wrong way and having the toilet flush and try to move the liner around, WHILE YOU ARE SITTING ON IT!
Ginger

Heather said...

It took me a while before I realized what those little buttons were for too.

Anonymous said...

Really, too much information.... Similar to your "Head and Shoulders" shampoo in the wrong spot comment.
Ganelle