Monday, October 01, 2007

Joy of technology

I'm boycotting any restraunt that has "automatic paper towel dispensors." It was bad enough when we got the blow dryers that don't really dry your hands but now we have to stand their waving our hands (looking like an idiot) in front of a machine in hope that it will have mercy on us and give us a small square of paper towel. This isn't progress.

13 comments:

neo_fish said...

what's worse are the auto-flushing toilets...that don't auto sense.

Anthony DeLucca said...

No...heres the clincher: Automatic Cash Register Order taking machines. they look kind of like an ATM, but you walk up, touch the screen and select your order, swipe your debit card or insert cash, and then somebody brings the food to your table. Here's the problem....they still have to pay some nitwit to stand next to the machine in case you have quesstions. Why can't he just take my order instead of me having to navigate my way through the sensless and somehow complicated touch-screen menu?

Waste of time, manpower, and money.

Anonymous said...

Blow dryers vs. automatic towel dispensers. Daniel Miglavs, weighing in on life's important questions.

Anonymous said...

Closeted Homosexual Anti-immigrant racists wash thier hands after using the toilet? Daniel, You have truely surprised me today.

eddie said...

Oooh, I didn't realize "immigrant" is now a race.

What's really really funny to me is that the trolls who spend their days posting sad, anonymous insults here are by any measure smaller and more insignificant than the author of the blog they lurk about...

Anonymous said...

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BEAKEER said...

YOU REALLY,REALLY NEED A HOBBY.....

Anonymous said...

Its all about saving paper.

You must be a Treeist.

Anthony DeLuccca said...

Beakeer,

Talk about needing a hobby. Do you have ANYTHING constructive to say, or does you lobotomy prevent you from forming complete sentences?

Anonymous said...

Having been in food service and the medical industry, I have to disagree with you Daniel. People touch that paper towel dispensor with dirty hands. If you wash your hands and then touch it, you have just contaminated your hands. Most major illness is from poop. Most people don't wash their hands or just rinse them and then grab a paper towel or touch the doorknob. You walk up and touch it and you will now be pooping and vomiting for days. Auto feed towels help reduce the risk. And this reduces the chance of the cook or server from spreading the disease as well. They aren't perfect, but they are a step in the right direction to having a sanitary food service worker.
Now if we could just get them to throw their TP in the toilet instead of the trash like they do in mexico...

Daniel said...

I like the pull dispensors where the only think I touch is the paper towel. I then use the last one to grab the doorknob.

And I'm full of suprises.

Scottiebill said...

If any one needs to get a hobby, it is Beakeer.

Anonymous said...

I solve this problem by not washing my hands.

They don't get dirty in the bathroom because I don't pee on them.

And in fact, our society's obsession with sterilization and germ removal has made us weak.