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Date: 09/03/10 10:04 AM

98 Responses to The Smart Bathroom Stall Handle [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Link: The Smart Bathroom Stall Handle - This door was found in a bathroom at San Diego State University. Genius!
  2. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Pair this with that Arab toilet thing last week and it makes sense.
  3. Profile photo of Shadowkin
    Shadowkin Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:21 am
    so 50% of the poopers still use their hands and you now have wrist SARS because you only washed your hands after instead of your whole forearm?
  4. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:22 am
    hmmm....what happens when someone opens right when you`re hand is in that?
  5. Profile photo of u_jesse_u
    u_jesse_u Male 18-29
    170 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Would you not just get germs from your wrist on the door handle and germs from the door handle on your wrist? Just moving the germs around. You could always just wash your hands......
  6. Profile photo of Sieging
    Sieging Male 13-17
    123 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:25 am
    I open those doors with my elbow anyway...
  7. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    386 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Fist this door yo
  8. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Finally, I really mean it. There`s nothing more disgusting than restroom handles.
  9. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:30 am
    imagine all the dirty wristsO_O
  10. Profile photo of davisboy
    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:32 am
    I always use the paper towel that I washed my hands with to open the door.

    I would rather have a footpedal, or better yet I have seen bathrooms that do not have doors and make a 90 degree turn so you can`t see in.
  11. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:33 am
    And get Germs on my wrists? Eeeewww!
  12. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:39 am
    If doors would open like they do on Star Trek, We wouldn`t need this.
  13. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:39 am
    What if you`re carrying a coffee and a newspaper?
  14. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:44 am
    I hired an albino dwarf to open bathroom doors for me.

    I just spray him down with bleach at the end of the day.

    Thank god he is an albino...else that bleach might be more noticeable.
  15. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:50 am
    looks like it would be awkward as hell to use
  16. Profile photo of D1BonGo
    D1BonGo Male 18-29
    8 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Wow! If all you guys are complaining about bathroom door handles. Have you ever been on a subway? A bus? Been to a grocery store? Yea ur going to say "the store I go to is clean". WRONG! you have a better chance of the bathroom door being clean then a container where your food is being sold to you that u ingest.
  17. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:55 am
    That`s not gonna stop me from grabbing it as if it were a handle.

    It`s a bathroom for God sake, wash your hands, and then you don`t have to worry.
  18. Profile photo of teampink27
    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:07 am
    enh, I bet people would still grab it like it was a handle. If people just used their paper towels to open the door then there wouldnt be a germ problem
  19. Profile photo of Boomsie
    Boomsie Female 18-29
    251 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:13 am
    I like sanitizer gel.


    and pie.
  20. Profile photo of jg0nz
    jg0nz Male 18-29
    113 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:15 am
    I try not to touch my face when I`m out and about, and in the bathroom, you can see me using my elbows/wrist to do everything.
  21. Profile photo of Drones
    Drones Male 18-29
    68 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:17 am
    You still have to touch the door to lock it. So this pointless. Plus, you should wash you hands afterwards anyway.
  22. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:21 am
    @Ryan99: You wouldn`t except the guy before you probably peed on his hands and then grabbed the door handle.
  23. Profile photo of oOFELIXOo
    oOFELIXOo Female 18-29
    177 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:28 am
    I`m not a germ freak so I touch it anyway, I really don`t care. It`s not like i make out with my hands afterwards. I`d rather be exposed to germs to never being exposed. I have an immune system for a reason.
  24. Profile photo of zeebeedee
    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    614 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:35 am
    A smart maintenance man washes his hands before going to the bathroom.
  25. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:41 am
    @Drones -- this looks like it`s the main door to enter and exit the bathroom, not the individual stall doors.

    It`s a great idea, and I would like to see more of them put in other public bathrooms.
  26. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:42 am
    *facepalm*
  27. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Felix -- I`m with you.

    You all have IMMUNE SYSTEMS which fight off those germs! Without germs, your immune systems would have nothing to fight off, and you`d get sick WAY easier. I bet you germaphobes get sick more often than those who are not germaphobes.
  28. Profile photo of IamBored29
    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 11:55 am
    Just use a paper towel to open the regular door lol is it that difficult to figure out?
  29. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:55 am
    That`s actually a really good idea.
  30. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 3, 2010 at 11:59 am
    paranoia
  31. Profile photo of Normo
    Normo Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    how about just making the doors open the other way? people should push the door when they want to go out of the toilet, you can do that with your foot..
    still, this is one step closer..
  32. Profile photo of Mechi
    Mechi Male 18-29
    133 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    someone comes thru that door with your arm like that. i lol at you. XD
  33. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    yes agreed penquinazul.....with all this sanitation there is no way to build antibodies against any germs......they might as well Have AIDS
  34. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Well if it`s a stall it doesn`t matter because you`re supposed to wash your hands when you`re done.
  35. Profile photo of frog786
    frog786 Female 18-29
    5 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    This might have already been noted but thats not so santiary. You have germs all over your body, and so you have germs on your wrists. You likely touch your own wrist too.... so its not really helping anything.
  36. Profile photo of luda16
    luda16 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    why even have doors? that would get rid of the problem all together.
  37. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    i`m sure it`s less of an issue but lets say you wash your hands and don`t dry them well... putting your hand up like that will cause drops to roll down onto your wrist - meaning anything on your hand is now on the door.

    And who is to say people who haven`t washed their hands won`t just pull it like normal
  38. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    That`s just stupid.
  39. Profile photo of vulture19
    vulture19 Male 30-39
    181 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    I forgot where I saw them, but a highway rest stop in the northeast has plastic "cups" mounted to the bottom of the door to make it easier to pull open with your foot. Better design, IMO.
  40. Profile photo of SheaSF
    SheaSF Male 40-49
    98 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    What happens when someone pushes the door while your wrist is in that contraption? No thanks! I think I can...get....my...foot....
  41. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    If you are THAT paranoid of germs.... wait till you get home to use the facilities.... or pee behind someone`s car or something
  42. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    just have a swing hing door so you can just use your foot to push it open... problem solved
  43. Profile photo of Mighty-
    Mighty- Male 18-29
    199 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    why dont they just make it a push? I always just kick them open or use a paper towel to grab the handle.
  44. Profile photo of mikkiv
    mikkiv Female 13-17
    9 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    We asians would still use a paper towel.
  45. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Now your wrist is dirty.
  46. Profile photo of schmemly
    schmemly Female 18-29
    80 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    I don`t eat with my wrist
  47. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    I hope some one gets the door slammed in their face while trying to do this
  48. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Now how the hell am I supposed to open that with my junk? Hmm?
  49. Profile photo of fabbatruffs
    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
    111 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    I use my foot under the bottom edge of the door. and my feet are never near where I eat. I win.
  50. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    For the weirdos!
  51. Profile photo of willem199
    willem199 Male 13-17
    149 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    What if you had a broken wrist?
  52. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    @xiquiripat

    If the guy peed on his hands, what difference does it make? I simply wouldn`t open the door. Using my wrist sure as hell isn`t gonna keep me any more sanitary.
  53. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    I think a pedal that pushed the door open would be more practical, then you don`t have to use anything near your hand.
  54. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    I just kick it open. Epic style!
  55. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Cool!
  56. Profile photo of sarah-face89
    sarah-face89 Female 18-29
    187 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    What if you had a broken wrist?


    ... use your other wrist???
  57. Profile photo of meatdraw
    meatdraw Male 30-39
    36 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    I use the paper towel i just washed my hand with. If its those damn blow dryers I just wrap my bare butt cheeks around and pullllllllllll.
  58. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    @willem199:

    use your other one...
  59. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    You can`t just wash your hands with soap afterward?
  60. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    I don`t wash my hands in a public restroom. I know exactly where my hands and my doodle have been, and I KNOW they`re cleaner than what`s in the restroom.
    As far as opening the door, that`s what the paper towel is for, if all I have to touch is that. If not, the shirt it is.
  61. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    LIKE!
  62. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    Erm, it`s a good idea, but some people are still gonna pull it like a normal handle :P Then you`ll just be getting your wrist or forearm nasty instead.
  63. Profile photo of targetpract
    targetpract Male 40-49
    22 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    I say a real man wants to get germs on his hands. Makes your immune system manly tough.
  64. Profile photo of peahprincess
    peahprincess Female 13-17
    137 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    i think thats a good idea
  65. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
    958 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    Oh no what happens if my arm has a STD?
  66. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    this doesn`t make much sense.
    For this to work we have to assume that people would actually use their wrists.
    With a normal handle, we would have to assume that people would wash their hands, and therefore the handle would remain clean.

    What would make people use their wrists if they don`t have the common courtesy to wash their hands in the first place?
  67. Profile photo of hitownghost
    hitownghost Male 18-29
    21 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    @targetpract

    for your: "I say a real man wants to get germs on his hands. Makes your immune system manly tough."
    you are now my favorite.
  68. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    is this made for midgets? because trying to wrench my arm into there would be quite annoying...unless they raised it up to fist-pump level...
  69. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    Quit whining about germs, babies. You got an immune system. Keep it shape. You probably are afraid to drink tap water.
  70. Profile photo of chinesemath
    chinesemath Female 18-29
    130 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    only this is... if I used this I would end up washing my hands AND forearm
  71. Profile photo of margot138
    margot138 Female 18-29
    322 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    That looks awkward. Plus I`m sure people would still use their hand to open the door seeing as people don`t pay attention to signs.
  72. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    @SuperSmash: I`m not afraid of tap water, I`m disgusted by tap water. The tap water in Tucson is so hard with salt and minerals that I can`t drink it without filtering.
  73. Profile photo of sylphies
    sylphies Female 18-29
    282 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    all rendered useless if they, along with the rest of the world would stop being idiots and realize that it`s more sanitary for the bathroom door to pull to enter and push to leave.
  74. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    @ShadowVamp
    If your area has undrinkable tap water, petition it or MOVE. If you lived in a region that was used for dumping nuclear waste would you just decide to put layers of lead paint on the walls of your house to filter that out?
  75. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    There`s a reason you have an immune system.
  76. Profile photo of JTheGreat
    JTheGreat Female 13-17
    285 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    What if you`re carrying a coffee and a newspaper?

    Drinking coffee in the bathroom is counter-productive.
  77. Profile photo of FaLa620
    FaLa620 Male 30-39
    80 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    "Drinking coffee in the bathroom is counter-productive."

    Actually it`s just smart planning. We all know what happens after a few cups..... ;)
  78. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    @henryhendrix
    True dat.
  79. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 1:29 am
    meh, people are germaphobes. we haveimmune systems, so some germs arent a big deal. and then your arm just has the germs on it anyway
  80. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 3:04 am
    Except people will still just use their hands to pull it open...
  81. Profile photo of Buddahfinger
    Buddahfinger Male 30-39
    149 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 3:44 am
    You`ll just end up with poo on your wrist.
  82. Profile photo of cocacola311
    cocacola311 Female 30-39
    19 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 5:51 am
    Yeah but its the very germaphobes that insist on hovering over the toilet seat that manages to leave pee all over it! (Women that is)
  83. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 7:47 am
    I`m not a germophobe, but I do try to avoid fecal coliform bacteria. I open the bathroom door with the paper towel used to dry my hands, then throw it on the floor.
  84. Profile photo of iiiihatejmac
    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
    477 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 7:57 am
    if thats the stall door thats stupid cause you wash your hands after opening it anyways
  85. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Harry, that`s kind of a jackass move. You don`t think someone has to pick up after your disgusting self?
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    September 4, 2010 at 11:40 am
    MrYouKnow Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    383 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 1:22:59 PM
    Now your wrist is dirty.
    ______
    schmemly Female, 18-29, Eastern US
    4 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 1:40:15 PM
    I don`t eat with my wrist

    _____
    sarah-face89 Female, 18-29, Western US
    170 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 3:12:23 PM
    What if you had a broken wrist?

    ... use your other wrist???
    ________
    luda16 Male, 18-29, Southern US
    133 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 12:28:39 PM
    why even have doors? that would get rid of the problem all together.
    ________

    RoboPatton Male, 30-39, Western US
    366 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 1:50:21 PM
    Now how the hell am I supposed to open that with my junk? Hmm?
    _____

    OH GOD...THIS IS WHY I COME TO IAB EVERYDAY...I`M LAUGHING LIKE A dratING HYENA RIGHT NOW!

  87. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Bacteria spreads fairly quickly, so no matter HOW much you try to avoid it, as soon as you wrist touched this, within a half hour, you have that same bacteria on your hand.

    All the sanitizing in the world DOESNT MATTER... Bacteria grow faster than the average person could sanitize the environment. About 98% of Bacteria found on common items is completely harmless. Fussing over things being "unsanitary" is a complete waste of energy.
  88. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    I`d be a total jerk and put my penis there just to teach those sanitary bastards a lesson
  89. Profile photo of GreyYes
    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    they should just make a handle you open with your shoe or something o_o
  90. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    if there`s a phobia about `germs`...most of the public have it...

    1 Do you wash your hands after you pee in a urinal even if there`s nobody else present? hygene guilt!

    2 Have you ever ate in a fastfood resturaunt without washing your hands after paying with cash...the same `cash` that was handled by countless people before you?...not to mention the door handle on the way in...

    3 have you ever ate a piece of fruit away from your house without washing it OR your hands?


    4 have you ever paid with cash and then ate a muffin/bun with a coffee and used your hands without washing them first?


    probably not...and why not?....because you`d have `obsessive compulsive disorder`. `Germs`, within reason are natural, they help our imune systems grow stronger with a few `hicups` along the way... most are harmless


    this unatural obsession with hygene and not wanting to appear `dirty` to others is silly in my opinion...
  91. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    aseirinn

    1 Yes, out of habit rather than guilt though...

    2 yes, and yes.

    3 yes.

    4 yes.

    Do I win?
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 12:55 am
    Salted_Eggs
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    601 Posts Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:16:31 PM
    aseirinn

    1 Yes, out of habit rather than guilt though...

    2 yes, and yes.

    3 yes.

    4 yes.

    Do I win?





    congratulations, you are normal!
  93. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 10:01 am
    wouldn`t it just be easier to make a door that swings out?
  94. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 4:39 am
    ok..
  95. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 9:08 am
    I think thats a great idea.
  96. Profile photo of Tiger86
    Tiger86 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    I guess the idea is that you slide your wrist in, open the door, then slide your wrist out, assuming that the door pushes open, but this isn`t more sanitary, because chances are people will grip it with their hands like a regular handle anyway. If the handle is to a stall, there`s no point, because why would you worry about germs when (hopefully) you`re going to wash your hands afterwards? It would only make sense if the handle was in a private room with a sink.
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    vetteguy007 Male 18-29
    48 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 5:48 am
    this idea is a "FAIL" you know people are grabbing that thing with their hand.

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