Every day, I suffer from an issue called wet hands syndrome. Paper towels, dryers, and other methods of hand drying are widely unavailable in public restrooms. People generally just shake-dry their hands. And they’re not careful about it, either. They shake those bad boys everywhere, the way dogs always seem to come up and shake themselves dry right next to you. Everyone in the splash zone gets some. As you wait in line for the bathroom, you get little flecks of water on your face a couple of times as people walk out and splash their water everywhere. Imagine what the floor looks like.
I have solved my own problem of wet hands syndrome by carrying around the pink “playboy” hand towel that one of my students gave me as a gift. I’d suggest that everyone else devise a similar solution.