When did we become such a helpless society?

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So lately, some things have really been bugging me. Actually, a few things have been getting on my nerves for quite a while.

It started when I was a kid. Someone thought that paper towels were bad for some reason. So they mounted a hair dryer on the wall and decided that was better. Or they thought so at first. But then someone questioned them on whether they really had made something better. So they put a metal plate on it that said it was more sanitary and good for the environment.

Except they lied.

Did they ever think about where the water on our hands was going? How about on the floor. Great. Now the floor is getting wet and germy.

And better for the environment? How much electricity is burned up with each blast of these annoyingly loud contraptions versus how much power is needed to make a couple of paper towels?

Then some other do gooder thought it would be better if we didn’t actually touch our faucets. We might pick up some cootie before we washed our hands. We could have used paper towels to turn the faucets on and off. But someone had the bright idea of taking away the paper towels and putting a hair dryer on the wall.

I suppose I wouldn’t be so upset if I didn’t have to waste precious time finding just the right spot to hold my hands in front of the stupid sensor to get water on my hands to wash them. That and the fact that the correct spot is seldom a useful angle to actually wash my hands.

Then, the next logical step was toilets that flush automatically. This actually is not a bad idea to me, because I don’t particularly like touching toilet hardware. But how often have you utilized one of these contraptions and then the automatic flusher does not work. So now you are trying to find some button to flush because you don’t want to be rude and leave your “paperwork” behind for the next poor sap.

Worse than this, I actually read an article where some company actually made a commode with a smartphone app so you could activate the functions from your phone. Again, I thought this was kind of cool. Silly and a bit useless, but still intriguing.

Until I read further in the article where someone discovered a bug that allowed for the app to be hacked. Just think about that for a second. Doing your business and some hateful being activates the bidet function on you. For those of you who have never heard of this, it is basically a little shower in your toilet that cleans you off if you need after relieving yourself.

This is the kind of thing that happens when we let others think for us. I want my paper towels back, and don’t put them on those stupid electric dispensers! I can roll my own towel off the roll just fine. I want my faucets back on my sink, and not those stupid ones you have to hold in place with one hand while you get the other hand wet. And most of all, I want a toilet that flushes like Niagra Falls with a lever I push myself! And not so much as one computer chip in it anywhere!

Ok, I think I feel better now.

Please let me know what you think! Even if you disagree!

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