Men are blessed with the ability to relieve themselves almost anywhere: behind bushes, in bottles, between cars, seated in football stadiums, in the subwayâ€¦ you get the idea. But hereâ€™s a case where youâ€™re trying to do your thing where you should be doing it and youâ€™re in plain sight anyway.
The menâ€™s room at my new office has an electric door opener for those with physical disabilities. Well, it seems that some men on my floor (like the lawyers down the hall) enjoy using the electric opener so they donâ€™t have to touch the handle. Fine —but it just so happens that this leaves the urinal user exposed and in plain site for a very long time, like to the folks getting off the elevator. See for yourself:
That’s ten seconds of exposure.
Look, I understand not wanting to touch the door handle, but come on guys, can I get a little privacy here? If youâ€™re a germaphobe or something just push the door open with your elbow —and when you’re done use a paper towel to pull the handle from the other side. Thatâ€™s not unreasonable.