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December 11, 2003 03:33 AM

Broken: Hand-washing sign placement

Anthony Malloy writes:

This sign is above the taps in our men's washroom.

Why do I think it's broken? The intent of the sign is to remind people of good hygiene - wash your hands before heading back to work. Only thing is, it is above the taps, and if you're there you're probably already going to wash your hands. This sign should be on the door that leads out of the cubicle area.

I also find it funny that the sign underlines hands - as if people are busy washing other body parts, but not hands.


Are there mirrors above the taps? Maybe it's designed to catch the attention of those who are looking in that direction but are walking by to check their hair, etc. Even so, better placement may be an issue (on the mirror).

Posted by: Jon Nakasone at January 7, 2004 04:14 PM

Yes I would have underlined Wash, and also had it fly off the wall and beat people to death who were attempting to escape without washing their hands.

Posted by: jixor at March 24, 2004 09:37 AM

Pleas i am after some pictures for hand washing and germ stopper.I am doing a presentation on germs and hand washing

Posted by: mjs at March 25, 2004 09:41 PM

Here mjs, you can have that one. All right, you're welcome.

Posted by: Senso at March 30, 2004 11:43 PM

Well, humans these days are getting more idiotic, so perhaps they would try washing some appendage other than hands.

Posted by: ..... at June 13, 2004 10:25 AM

This is what happens when you give the sign to someone who is thinking about the beer blast they are going to that night. Yeah put it on the restroom exit door!

Posted by: mart at June 18, 2004 10:17 AM

I WASH MY HANDS BEFORE I GO. I think it makes more sense since germs spread when somebody's dirty hands touch something "important" (food or body). What if somebody sneezed before they came in and you open the door after them? How can a person go without washing their hands?

Posted by: Arkimedes at June 24, 2004 02:18 PM

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