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Air dryers in bathrooms...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by GBBSbassist, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Something I've noticed over the years at bars, events, sports matches, etc. is that when there are hand dryers in the bathroom, people seem to use it all of five seconds before they walk off, presumably wiping their still wet hands on their pants. When I use it, my hands don't dry in that small amount of time. I often hit the button again for a second cycle.

    The question is, why do so many of us accept wet hands?!?!
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  2. Dunno. I stay at it until my hands are dry. Like you said, usually at least twice.
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  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Maybe they are wondering what is getting blown onto their hands by those dryers...
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  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Those things are bacteria incubators.

    I always look for hand towels if I see those machines
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  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Step 1. Place hands under dryer
    Step 2. Remove hands from under dryer and shake hands vigorously
    Step 3. Wipe hands on pants
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  6. I like to wipe the water off on the door handle for the next fellow who is on his way out :roflmao:
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  7. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Rinse and repeat?

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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  8. I only accept wet hands and resort to step 3 from above if there's no other option.
  9. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Automatic paper towel dispensers and auto soap dispensers don't like me. I usually have a 50/50 chance of getting them to work. Sometimes I go from sink to sink trying to get some soap. I think the towel machines and soap machined talk to each other. "Hey Fred, here comes slobake. Let's have some fun with him again."
  10. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    I always use a wide stance to avoid the puddles under urinals. YECH!
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  11. There's nothing wrong with the dryers, they work. I and others get impatient, it's simple enough.
  12. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    They are good on a cold day to warm up my hands. Sometimes I think about ducking under the dryer to warm up the rest of me.
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i like to keep my hands wet...just in case....i'm thinking that some folks just prefer a wet handshake...keeps 'em guessing! :laugh:
  14. Wet hands are great for meeting someone you suspect you won't like for first time :roflmao:
  15. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Except when they don't actually blow heated air...

    As to giving up and using pants before completely dry from the air dryer, that's because I usually don't want to be in the bathroom any longer than necessary.

    - John
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  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    This is NOT politics.... just observation of what is happening.

    Environmentalists are trying to get rid of paper towels because they are a "waste".

    Paper towels are more effective for several reasons.

    1) They actually dry your hands.
    2) You can grab a couple and take them to a spill or some other use for a paper towel.
    3) The MOST important reason is preventing the spread of GERMS. When you dry your hands with a paper towel or two, you can then use those paper towels to grab the door knob/handle/latch when you leave. Then simply toss them into the nearest trash bin while your foot holds the door open. Thus you haven't touched the same doorknob that was touched by the last zillion people to come through that bathroom.... the same people who likely blew their noses, touched their junk, touched their nasty butts, and touched everything in that bathroom....many of whom don't wash their hands during the process. YUCK!!!

    Those blow dryers are nothing short of idiotic.
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  17. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    I HATE those blower hand dryers. Sometimes if it’s been a long day I’ll splash water on my face in addition to washing my hands. Then I discover there are no paper towels. After muttering some curse words, I end up drying my face with toilet seat gaskets (if there are any). Otherwise my t-shirt.
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  18. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    They should be called "poo spewers", apparently.
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  19. RobTheRiot


    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    Now, THAT is a band name!

    (Gotta go check out The Poo Spewers tonight!!)
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  20. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    The hand dryers do as well if you actually use it until your hands are dry.

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