Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Wave of My Hand

Anyone else noticed how lately everything everywhere is automatic?

I can use a public restroom without having to touch anything. The toliet flushes itself, the soap spits itself out, the sink just turns on, and the paper towels shoot out. All because I've waved my hand in front of them. Pretty convenient.

Recenly we even purchased a motion sensor garbage can for our house. It's amazing. When my hands are full, I don't have to do anything. I just stand there and move my fingers a little and voila. It opens.

Even Preston has started to take advantage of it. When I ask him to throw something away for me, he runs straight to the garbage can, and works his magic.

To say that we love our garbage can would be an understatement. However recently it has started to cause some problems for me.

Namely when I found myself standing in front of one of our cabinets for a few moments. Waving my hand. And becoming more and more irritated that the cabinet would not just open. That is until I realized that the cabinet was not motion sensored. It was actually going to require some work on my part.

Now that could have been embarassing had somebody else been in the kitchen with me. Luckily I was able to keep that one to myself. I know that I can trust you to do the same.

I figured it was a one time deal. Everyone has a tired moment. That was mine.

Then I stayed at Tammy's house. Her garbage can is not automatic. And I know that. I'd just used it. But that didn't stop me from waving my hand over it several times and wondering if she needed to replace the batteries on her garbage can.

Nope, because the garbage can doesn't take batteries. You have to step on it and the lid opens. What a foreign concept. Once again I know you'll keep this to yourself. It could be a little embarassing if it got around that I'm that lazy!

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

The greatest automatic thing I've come across so far is the plastic liner on toilet seats! Northern Quest has them and you just wave your hand and it covers the seat with a fresh lining. Super cool! :D