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Foot Operated Bathroom

For the restaurants that can't afford automatic
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After doing your business, why bother touching that cruddy handle with your hands? Do you want to think about that toilet handle every time you touch your hamburger? Instead, use a flush pedal, on the floor. No need to gross yourself out.

Who wants to touch the sink knob after four hundred other grubby people have touched it after using the bathroom? Why not use your feet, which are covered (hopefully) by your shoes? All you would have to do is press down on one of three pedals (cold, warm, hot), and out comes water from the faucet. After washing, use the foot operated paper towel dispenser (why not go all the way?).

And lastly, the thing everyone has the most problems with: the door. Operates like a handicapped button, only on the floor. It opens fast enough for the procrastinator, and slow enough for a handicapped person. Never worry about your bathroom hygiene again!
ghillie, Sep 27 2003

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       A foot operated bathroom - as in kicking the can?
DrCurry, Sep 27 2003

       As a guy, I don't want to think about what [blissy] has described too much.   

       "Number 1 or Number 2 today sir?"
PeterSilly, Sep 27 2003

       What? I just lift my foot up and flush the WC... and I press the urinal lever with my elbow. You guys are using your HANDS!? BTW, touching the TP roll can be unsanitary, which is why I just wipe myself on the seat. :-)
musicator, Sep 28 2003

       OK, public accommodations are gradually becoming infra-red operated for the toilets, urinals, faucets, and hand driers. Admittedly it'll be years before you see this technology become the norm in truck stops and seedy bars.   

       The only thing left is the door and provided it's a moderately busy place, all you gotta do is stand there and wait for either an entry, or an exit by someone not as concerned about what's lurking on the door handle as you. This is my own personal strategy--I don't want share other folks' microbes, either.   

       Currently I'm trying to teach this strategy to my 4-year-old. If he touches anything in a public restroom it's automatic spanking. If he has to go poop in a pulic bathroom, it's automatic wash with very hot water, which he hates, the idea being it'll teach him to hold it til we get home. Also considering an implanted, remote-controlled Immodium-delivery system.
smallrocks, Sep 28 2003

       poor child, poor poor child.
po, Sep 28 2003

       That's cruel, smallrocks. You punish your kid for having to go to the bathroom? Tell us you are kidding.
waugsqueke, Sep 28 2003

       actually everything in a public restroom can be foot operated, if you have good balance and are prepared for the "what the hell is the matter with you?" stares.
monk, Sep 29 2003

       Jesus. Was that guy serious? Beats his child for touching things and scalds him for needing the loo at an inconvenient time for him. Great parenting, just great.
squeak, Sep 30 2003

       Well, in fairness he does state //if he has to go poop in a pulic bathroom//. I've not come across one of those, so they may be fairly foul, possibly worse than public ones, maybe the same as pubic ones. I reckon he's just teaching his 4 year old to soil his pants.
PeterSilly, Sep 30 2003


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