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If you shake your hands vigorously enough, you can dry your
hands completely using only one single paper towel.
Inspired by observations of others in public restrooms who
thoughtlessly pull 5 or 7 paper towels without giving a
thought to the waste, discussions with my husband Don,
and a TED
talk about shaking hands 7-12 times and wiping
more effectively with a single paper towel (see link for
video), I think it's time we had an idea that reaches more
people. The public needs this device!
In order to dispense one paper towel, users must shake
their hands in front of the dispenser, preferably while at
the sink, if the device is installed above it, vigorously, at
least 3 times. "Shake 'em three, save a tree" will be
emblazoned, to remind folks to shake their hands dry three
or more times before requesting paper towels to complete
Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel
TED Talks video demonstrating effective hand drying technique. [XSarenkaX, Sep 13 2013]
||You just have to laugh when others do inconsiderate
things. The funniest thing was seeing the entire roll
removed from the dispenser, by someone who had trouble
getting the towels no doubt, wiping their wet hands on
the outside of the entire roll, and carelessly throwing it
||Also I was thinking of other possibilities, including having a
sexy maniquin with paper towel bra and panties that mens
room patrons could fondle, and remove to dry their hands.
||Also maybe a trampoline for people getting out of the
shower to save drying towels -- that's energy right...
||Or a fluffy mascot that can be slapped and punched to dry
the hands, worn by an unlucky and underpaid attendant
||I'm always redundantly being redundant, it seems. I
guess I like to be doubly thorough on some points.
||I'm loving all the buns, though. Wee!
||Great tree saving idea. +