Monday, May 24, 2010

Dyson hand dryers 

You know those new Dyson airblade hand dryers? They’re meant to be more efficient and dry your hands a lot quicker. They have a simple set of instructions printed in very basic pictures on the top. There are two:

  1. Insert wet hands
  2. Draw out slowly over 10 seconds.

The idea is that the air from the dryer both pushes most of the water off the hands as you draw them out and dry the remainder with hot air. Simple.

Why then do most men do this … ?

  1. Insert hands quickly.
  2. Draw out just as quickly.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the drier stops.
  4. Walk off complaining that it doesn’t work.

Is it the usual male thing of not reading instructions, I wonder? Even instructions that have two steps and are diagrams anyway? Or is it the male thing about knowing better?

Is it just men who are this stupid?

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Well, I will freely admit I do all of this, except I think they do work! They now have them on our trains too :-)
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