Monday, December 11, 2006

The Electric Eye, and Why I Hate It

Here's something else I don't love: automatic flushing toilets. I suppose, on some level, that they're really wonderful - you don't have to worry about the germs associated with touching the flushing mechanism. But really, these things are not awesome. First of all, sometimes they flush on their own mid-use, which is unpleasant. And sometimes, they don't flush at all, which is worse than when they flush too soon. And I also don't like that these toities can sense when I get off the pot. That just creeps me out.
Even though my friend Charlie doesn't like cartoons, I included this one because it sums up my feelings about automatic flushing toilets. Also, this cartoon was actually on a website that sells the automatic flushing components. Really, does this make anyone want to buy an automatic flusher?



automatic flushing toilets - D

6 comments:

Peach said...

thers a button to push when it won't flush automatically...
and, i always usse my foot to flush the regular toilets so i don't have to touch it
doesn't make me any difference either way... i hate outhousese and port-a-potties, so i'm glad to be able to sit on the seat and not wonder why i can feel wind on my bum...

Ashley said...

I once read an editorial in the New York Times or maybe Harpers, that was written by a guy that HATES automatic flush toilets. Part of his whole argument was that the automatic flush toilet makes the courtesy flush difficult.

It was facinating. It was also preposterous that it was in such a highbrow publication.

Meggie Justine said...

You know what you should make a post about? ME GETTING INTO COLLEGE!
<3 MC

bethro said...

Some auto flush toilets don't have the button! I dislike them enormously.

equippedtofascinate said...

I like them. I too use my foot to flush toilets, and I get really strange looks when I'm in a public bathroom and flush the urinal with my foot when the lever is as high as my shoulder.

Frannie Farmer said...

I hate using a public rest room in general, so the auto flush option only makes it worse.
Have you seen the auto toilet covers. They creep me out too. Where do they go? ick! ick! ick!