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Honestly, I don't know who to dope slap first, the morons for not putting the faucets far enough over the sink in the bathrooms, or the clueless who hold their hands up so high that water pours from their hands onto the counter (instead of into the sink basin) which then runs all over the counter.  Sadly, this is a 'renovation' after building the new library.

Sure, most days I'll try to make it easier for other folks to not deal with wet bellies by wiping up the counters myself.  A sort of pay-it-forward, as it were.  Can I be blamed for wishing they had just planned this a little better in the first place?

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theidolhands
Feb. 18th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
I sympathize.
doombird
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
If wishes were fishes, then.... I'm not good at jokes, but the punchline involves the implication that fish would be able to swim around in your bathroom due to some sort of flooding situation. I'm working on it.
full_metal_ox
Feb. 18th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
...If wishes were fishes, then vandal genies have turned the restroom into freakin' Sea World?
doombird
Feb. 19th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
THERE! Perfect!
full_metal_ox
Feb. 19th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you--it's so gratifying when one of my tortuous protracted metaphors actually works.
zizi_west
Feb. 18th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
I also sympathize, but have no ideas as to how to make things easier (sponges? small, low potted plants? tiny troughs designed to direct the water into the sink?). Rather disappointing that no one noticed the problem during the installation phase.
glhansen
Feb. 19th, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
Faucets are commonly done wrong. They're hung too high, or they're too close to the back of the basin so it's hard to scrunch your hands into the water. Are these automatic sensors? Those are horrible. Sometimes it seems the only way to get them to turn on is at the worst positions for handwashing or splattering.

It could be redone. I have no idea what the odds are that it WOULD be redone, but the only solution is to get the contractors back in there to rework it, with different equipment if needed. Barring that, water is going to be spilling onto the counter for decades, until the next renovation.

But there's a urinal situation at my work. I've talked to the boss about that and, well, I never use that restroom, anyway, if I can help it. A solution can be simple and obvious, and not even cost that much, but that doesn't mean it will be done.
clementine123
Feb. 19th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Isn't there a certain amount of time that you can report problems to the contractors to have them come in and fix problems like that for free? I know a friend who had a house built and she had some sort of period that she could report problems during and the contractor would come out and fix them for her.
riofriotex
Feb. 21st, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
Depends on the nature of the problem. If the contractors screwed up, yeah, they have to fix it. If it was poor design to start with and you ok'd it, you're screwed.
tinkerbell6124
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
I completely sympathize. The main library's rest rooms were renovated here a couple of years ago and the faucets are *maybe* an inch from the sink wall. It's very difficult to even get your hands wet. I avoid using them if at all possible.
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