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I Don't Like Automatically Flushing Toilets

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    I Don't Trust Them

    Everytime I come up to one of these automatic devices and "do my business" I always feel like it's not going to flush, and that bugs the **** out of me. I'm one of those people that NEEDS to flush the toilet after use, almost OCD about it. The phrase "if...
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    It Never Fails.

    I get up to get some toilet paper and WOOSH.  The darn thing flushes.  This wastes twice or even thrice or more the amount of water that it normally would!  And sometimes I just want to change my clothes in a stall (for X-Country or something of the like) and the blasted...
    CoolGreenApple CoolGreenApple 16-17, M Jun 5, 2011

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    They Don't Work!

    I wave my hand by the senosr, so it will flush before I sit down. That doesn't seem to do the trick, so I go for it anyways. The second I start to pee, it flushes over and over the whole time. what's up with that?
    Vioulette Vioulette 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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    I Do Not Mind ...

    ... the automatic flushing urinals. But I hate the automatic flushing bowls. When I have a bowel movement I need to flush more often than the automatic ones allow. I am always concerned that the toilet will get clogged. I supose I should not worry because it would be the fault of...
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61 46-50, M Jul 25, 2009

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    Could We Please Be Trusted to Flush?

    I just traveled across the country for work, and invariably with a visit to the airport Ladies room, you are met with a symphony of flushing from all the various stalls, somewhat resembling the din from the Niagara falls.  You open the door to a stall, and it flushes.  ...
    edgargeorge edgargeorge 41-45, F 19 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    It Depends

    I have no problem with urinals that automatically flush, but who in the world thought that having a toilet subject to flushing while you are still sitting on it was a good thing? Seriously. What were they thinking?!?
    FilmandVideoGuy FilmandVideoGuy 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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    When i was a kid this was one of my biggest

    fears ever! They were so loud and scary that i would rather hold it in all day than use one. I thought i would get sucked in because they're so strong. I'm not scared anymore but, the sudden flush scares me all the time if it catches me off guard.
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Manual > Automatic

    I don't like them because they flush when I'm not done and they scare the sauce out of me. Some like them because you don't have to touch anything to flush, but you still have to wash your hands afterwards people!
    iL0VEYOU iL0VEYOU 18-21, F Nov 24, 2012

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    Come On! Do Your Thing!

    Haha when I stand up the dumb thing doesn't flush! I have to end pushing the little black button anyways. And I HATE those sensory activated sinks! If I flap anymore under there, I'll fly away. Another thing, those hot-air hand dryers. That would take forever to dry my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Ghost Toilets

     I don't like automatic flushing toilets because I'm trying to pee or something, suddenly it flushes and some toilet water splashes on my ***,etc.. Its gross. Also those toilets just don't work right. Most of the time, they don't flush after I am done so I have to press...
    reset reset 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    They Scare Me

    Usually they flush when I'm still on them, so I end up jumping mid pee and then I feel the water splashing at my bum.  It's just awkward.  Especially if there is another person in the bathroom, then I'll feel rushed and try to go fast.  Then there are the times...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Automatically Flushing

    I'm all for automatic flushing toilets, automatic water sink and automatic hand dryer.  The least I touch the better it is. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2010

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    The Ones At the Gym

    The toilets at the gym always seem to flush before I'm finished. I'm still sitting on the dang bowl and "whoosh" there it goes and I'm left with a wet behind because those dang things are so powerful they splash a hell of a lot of water up.
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    They Scare Me

    I have almost fell in several times when the stupid toilet flushed by itself, scaring me half to death.  I hate these stupid things.  I am an adult and can flush my own toilet.  Yes, I see them as more sanitary because you aren't risking touching others germs but...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    They Dont Work Right Anyway

    I change into my running clothes at a local park everyday after work. I change my clothes in the bathroom stall. Everytime I bend over while seated on the toliet the thing flushes like about eight times and their could be someone in the other stall. I get embarrassed because I...
    maggie0285 maggie0285 36-40, F Jul 26, 2009

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    There Useless

    I have them at work and 90% of the time they don't work. So you have to push th little black button on the side. Not only do they need to carry tampons in the restrooms they need to carry latex gloves. Becuase it's just gross. I don't see how people don't wash their hands after...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    To Flush Or Not To Flush

    I have never liked public toilets. Ever. Of course, there comes a time one just has to squeeze the lemon. In my few visits to this “hygienic” room, I have noticed… differences.   It’s the newest renovation craze in the shopping centres. Old hand-flush toilets out...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    I Hate Them All

    They flush 5 times before you're done. You try to wash your hands and the water wont stay on then then paper towels wont shoot out t the hand dryer barely works. Sometimes the toilets towels are automatic but not the sink. WTF?
    metlhed77 metlhed77 31-35, M Jan 8, 2013

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    They Scare My Kids...lol

    When I have to go to the bathroom at a store or shopping mall; I have to take THREE kids and a DOUBLE stroller in a bathroom stall - SO MUCH FUN.  The two little kids freak out every time someone flushes because its so loud.  There is crying and...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    Where Is The Button, Man?

    When i first came in contact with an auto flush toilet, it took me a while to figure out where the button was. I mean it was so tiny, i was worried that visually impaied and blind people like myself would never see the flush button. And its in various different places according...
    LitamalianTherpo LitamalianTherpo 26-30, M Oct 31, 2012

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    If I Suddenly Go Missing...

    it's probably because I've been sucked into one - or blown off one - or had a nervous breakdown from the anxiety of the entire experience.   Damnable public voiding.
    rapidfire rapidfire 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    Tiny Little Camera Bugs

    Those toilets scare me and somethimes the go off when its not needed oh and the black little dots i think they may be cameras so i hate using them things
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2009

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    Um, I Wasn't Done Yet!

     Yeah so is this what our taxes pay for? automatic sinks, toilets, soap dispensers, and hand-driers? i hate the toilets the most. so i get into the bathroom stall, do my thing, and then i turn around to get the toilet paper(idk y it's just something i do. i dont wipe while...
    1990cupcake 1990cupcake 18-21 1 Response Feb 12, 2010

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