I’m sure there are a lot of you out there that are behind the move to air dryers for a multitude of reasons. I’m sure some of which are because they save the environment and it’s more sanitary. Although those reasons may be true, I fucking hate these things! Every time I go into a public restroom and see one of these on the wall … and no paper towels to be found … I have an internal temper tantrum and plan on being in the restroom for the next hour. These things don’t work! How many of you use these only to wipe your hands off on your pants while you walk out? Exactly! These things blow out air for what seems like an eternity and at the end of the cycle your hands are still wet! If you have the time … and the patience … then you stay through another cycle … and another cycle … and another cycle … until your hands are finally dry. I don’t have that kind of time! Paper towels work just fine. And if you’re going to tell me that paper towels are unsanitary … I call bullshit! If you have washed your hands with soap, then your hands are already clean and you are just using the towel to dry them. How is that unsanitary!? The only unsanitary part is when all the disgusting slobs leave their towels on the floor instead of properly disposing of them in the waste basket. That’s unsanitary for the poor guy that has to clean it up … but not for me using them! As far as the “it kills trees to make paper towels” group … 90% of the 74 mills that make paper towels use recycled materials. So relax tree huggers! This is another idea of fixing something that doesn’t need fixing. Not to mention, half of the time you go to use these things, they’re broken and then you have nothing to dry your hands with … well, except your pants.
Wait … I’ll make an amendment … there is one air dryer that I’ve used that is actually amazing. It is the Dyson Airblade. I’ve only seen this in a few places because most of Dyson’s products are on the pricier side. If every place had one of these, I might change my mind.