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 Post subject: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:35 pm 
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I went to Disneyland recently and noticed they had signs in the bathrooms that read something like this:

1. Put soap in hands
2. Wash hands
3. Dry throughly with Brawny paper towels

Then, walking around, I noticed construction barriers reading "We're going green!" all around California Adventure. What the heck?! Next time I go, I'm tempted to put those stickers that say "Remember, these come from trees" on the paper towel dispensers. Although I have a feeling they'll be removed within hours. Maybe I should write a letter?

I don't know too much about how it balances out, but from what I've noticed and heard, it's more environmentally sound to use dryers.


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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:40 pm 
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3. Dry throughly with Brawny paper towels


Ohai, product placement! Jeez, Disney.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:12 pm 
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I thought Disney was above this kind of insidious commercialism!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:22 pm 
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fresh_paint wrote:
graffitipassion wrote:
3. Dry throughly with Brawny paper towels


Ohai, product placement! Jeez, Disney.


Yes, well I forgot to mention that the sign was "brought to you by Brawny". So yeah, product placement for sure.

I noticed a lot of the rides were "brought to you by..." so I'm not surprised. I guess I'm just thinking, can't Disneyland afford their own rides? Don't they make enough money to build them on their $8 corn dogs and $5 cups of black coffee?


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I thought Disney was above this kind of insidious commercialism!


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I've got to say, I'm guilty of using paper to dry sometimes. My hands take so long to dry using the hand-dryer! However, I do like the new, more powerful machines that you stick your hands into.
I laughed at the product placement too.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:25 am 
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I remember that cool dinosaur ride being sponsored by McDonald's.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:16 pm 
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I've got to say, I'm guilty of using paper to dry sometimes. My hands take so long to dry using the hand-dryer! However, I do like the new, more powerful machines that you stick your hands into.


I use a paper towel when the bathroom looks filthy and like it hasn't been cleaned in weeks. I use it after I've dried to grab the handle and open the door. Ever since I volunteered in a hospital and they told me how dirty those handles are and how easily they spread germs I started doing it.

But the places that use those awesome machines that are space-age and you dunk your hands into a stream of air or it's a super jet...I don't bother. Usually they are movie theaters or fancy places that are clean enough for me to avoid the paper towel trick.

Sometimes, I try to duck in behind some person who touched the handle in front of me and get in on their exit.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:25 pm 
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The dryer in our bathroom at work is stuck in this position where it blow the hot air right into your face. Some times I try to hold my hands out, but most of the time just give up and give my hair an extra blow out.

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Paper towels are more sanitary like has been mentioned, and you can use them to turn off the faucet and open the door. That's why I love where I work, I get to unabashedly use paper towels because right next to the bathroom doors are composting bins, and the paper towels are the recycled kind. Yes, it is annoying when all you can do with the towel after is throw it away in regular trash. :(

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I just let my hands air dry or wipe them on my pants. I am a germy germy person.

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I like those dyson airblade things, and I really really like the Xlerator!!! http://www.exceldryer.com/PressKit/
I'm a hand dryer connoisseur.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:22 pm 
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I just let my hands air dry or wipe them on my pants. I am a germy germy person.



I've read somewhere that it's actually more sanitary to wipe your washed hands on your pants than to use hand dryers. They supposedly just spread germs around.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:23 pm 
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pandacookie wrote:
I just let my hands air dry or wipe them on my pants. I am a germy germy person.



I've read somewhere that it's actually more sanitary to wipe your washed hands on your pants than to use hand dryers. They supposedly just spread germs around.


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I like those dyson airblade things, and I really really like the Xlerator!!! http://www.exceldryer.com/PressKit/
I'm a hand dryer connoisseur.


I laughed at this a few times and then decided to click the link and found myself mesmerized. How can I get one for my home?!

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:34 pm 
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I just let my hands air dry or wipe them on my pants. I am a germy germy person.

I usually do this too.

The Xlerator kind of freaks me out and entertains me the way it's so strong that all your skin moves around all weird like.

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pandacookie wrote:
I just let my hands air dry or wipe them on my pants. I am a germy germy person.

I usually do this too.


I always feel like jeans were invented to facilitate easy hand-drying on the go.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:22 am 
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Do I get to be the first hippy-dippy dirtbag on the new boards???? Yay!

I USE A HANKY to dry my hands, and bring a cloth napkin when i go out to eat.
Am I not disgusting? I'm saving the earth, dude. At our business we have cloth towels in the bathroom. One day someone will complain but til then, we're a hippy establishment.

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Not more earth friendly than me, I don't even wash my hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
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I hate hand dryers so much. I always just shake my hands and then smooth down my fly away hairs with the last of the water.
But I feel like there really isn't a scientific consensus on one over the other
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Opting for a hand dryer over towels hardly earns you an environmental halo, as the net difference in long-term carbon emissions is minuscule at best.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
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Imitation Of Chris wrote:
I like those dyson airblade things, and I really really like the Xlerator!!! http://www.exceldryer.com/PressKit/
I'm a hand dryer connoisseur.


YES! I love those Xelerators! I've used the airblade once and it was cool but I love getting to see all the bones in my hands because the xelerator is strong enough to push the skin all the way in.

Anyway, I use papertowels when its really cold or my clothes are really dirty and I don't want to wipe my hands on them, otherwise I wipe on shirt. I will also use an itty bitty piece of paper if they give me the chance. I hate the "preparing for the next person" some people do and dangle out like 2 ft of towel. Its for sanitary reasons, but I don't like the 2 feet!

There was a gas station that we'd stop at at work that still had the rotating cloth towel thingy. I miss those even if they are probably gross as hell.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:14 am 
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I get bored waiting for my hands to dry in dryers. I'll mostly air dry, but I'll take a paper towel if I'm feeling frisky and wash my face too.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:46 am 
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I just let my hands air dry or wipe them on my pants. I am a germy germy person.


Me too.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy at Disneyland
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:01 am 
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I usually use my wet hands to fix my hair. But if it's really cold or something, I prefer towels to air dryers; I also use them for the door handle and faucet.


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