Thursday, June 24, 2004

Big Brother is Watching you Pee...

The toilets in my office have an automatic flusher. If the light is green, it hasn’t “seen” you yet, but if it’s red, it knows you’re there. As soon as it turns green, there’s a 3 second delay and then it flushes.

This is normally not a problem, unless I’m the first person in the morning to use the toilet. The cleaners leave the seat up when they’re done. I have to put it back down before I can pee. No big deal. Right. But when I lean over to put the seat down, the flusher goes off. I can’t just go—I have to wait for the flush to stop (and believe me, when my bladder is coffee-filled, it’s a LONG flush), otherwise my bum gets all wet. Ick.

Sometimes they flush randomly. I haven’t been able to figure this out. When I saw the Harry Potter movie with the ghost in the girls room, I kept thinking of our toilets. LOL. Maybe we have ghosts. The water faucets do the same—they’re automatic but sometimes they just start spouting water for no reason. It’s very strange.

I have no idea why I’m writing about this, except to say that I would rather just flush the toilet myself when I’m ready. It seems like such a waste of water, all these extra flushes.

Oy. I have work to do. I really must go do it now. Blargh.