Automatic flushing, faucets, and towel dispensers are amazing modern inventions. Nothing’s better than convenience and germ-free features, but inconsistent use of technology makes many of us just look foolish. Heads up restroom designers–either commit to automatic or forget about it. Emerging from an automatic experience in the stall, we stand in front of the sink for a full minute until realizing the soap involves a hand pump. We’re okay with “do-it-yourself” so where’s the water handle? Oh, it’s a wave thing again. And all bets are off when it comes to drying. Paper and air can be manually and automatically dispensed. Our heads are spinning and some of us are exhausted. No wonder they call it a “restroom”. We need one.
Nancy Berk, Ph.D. is an award-winning humorist, psychologist, and author. A blogger for The Huffington Post, USA Today College, and MORE Magazine, she also hosts the popular iTunes podcast Whine At 9. Nancy is the humor columnist for SHADY Ave and the voice behind SmartCollegeVisit.com’s College Mom Minute. Her comedy has landed her on many stages including TEDx and 30 Rock. Nancy’s new book College Bound and Gagged is a parent survival guide for the college-bound journey.