I have found a new set of government regulations that we need to keep people secure in their personal lives. We must establish some guidelines on public restrooms. As I get older this is getting to be a bigger problem. I am not referring to wondering which door to go through. It is the fixtures that are messing with my mind.
I find myself having anxiety attacks because of all the variety I face. Your first question is, “Will this flush itself?” Even if it looks like it will, the wait for confirmation can be unsettling. How long should I have to wait for the “whooosh”? I would suggest a large federal grant to find the perfect pause for flushing.
Then there is the question of washing your hands. Will it be sensor controlled or require active participation. The sink it easy: If there are no handles it is automatic. What gets me is the soap dispenser. Do I press a button or a lever? Is the lever on the top, bottom or front? Is it totally automatic? Then you have the towel question. Lever or sensor? Some sort of standard is needed. Maybe automatic could be green and manual red. Perhaps we could have a requirement that everything be either automatic or manual and make a mandatory notice be posted at each entrance.
The current situation makes me uneasy. I need assurance and a safe space to do my business.
homo unius libri
Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship
This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.
Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.