I had a breakfast meeting today with old friends and networking colleagues. The restaurant was a precious brunch place in a suburban New Jersey town. The chain is called, Turning Point.
When I saw this door out of the corner of my eye as I left the bathroom, I did a double take. I needed to share my new find with everyone. Below are some of the comments on my Facebook post. Perhaps you all have seen this, but I never have. Should I install one in my home?
It looks like an interesting sort of bondage device...
As long as you don't wipe your nose on your sleeve.
I've always found that bathroom to be a bit OCD, but that's just me. (Just yesterday I launched into a big discussion of the hygiene hypothesis with daughter in order to explain that the school nurse was wrong when she told the kids they should use Clorox wipes on everything. My daughter endured the science lesson for awhile but then asked if she could go back to Harry Potter.)
I can envision the personal injury lawsuit which will ensue when someone barges in the door while someone else has their arm in that thing.
Clorox wipes on everything? Now that's a bit OCD. The door handle at Turning Point looks like a pretty good idea, for the same reason the oversized "paddles" on hospital and other institutional sink faucets are a good idea.
People if we are not exposed to germs and if we refuse to allow our immune systems to react to them we are a.) going to continue to develop Super Germs and b.) create a pandemic that will make the Spanish Influenza and the Bubonic plague look like a day in the park...so nut up and touch the damn door...
I don't mind germs on my hands. I do mind other people's shit on my hands.
Being exposed to the occasional rhinovirus to give your immune system a workout is probably not a bad idea. I draw the line at amoebic dysentery and e. coli. When it's offered, I'll use the funky handle.