take one woman with low self esteem, but quite good hair
add one moronic illness
stir in some medication which causes hair to fall out
mix it all up and this is what you get...

Monday, February 12, 2007

Things I fail to understand #n* 

The sign shown above

You see, it seems to me that rather than putting up a sign to warn the keen handwasher that they face a difficult choice between a potential scalding, or the rather unsatisfactory experience of washing their hands in cold water, the proprietor of the washroom has a couple of more sensible options.

The first option is something to which we Brits seem curiously opposed, particularly in public toilets. I am of course referring to the modern, new-fangled device of a mixer tap. Yes, it's true, you know. There are taps where hot water is mixed with a variable amount of cold (or vice versa), leaving the basin-user with a configurable water-temperature solution which will allow them to wash their hands in the greatest of comfort.

The second option would be to make use of another well-known temperature regulating device: a thermostat. Amazingly, this device allows the proprietor of a hot water supply to set a maximum temperature above and beyond which the water would not be raised.

Am I missing a vital point here? Do we persist in the separate tap régime simply to annoy foreigners or something?

* where n is a positive integer

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