Thursday, November 18, 2010

If your soap pump doesn't kill you, your tap will!

I've been seeing a lot of TV commercials of late advertising a hand soap dispenser with a motion sensor in it. The pitch being that your soap pump has millions of invisible and disgusting germs covering it that you should never touch. With this particular pump all you need to do is wave your hand in front of it and it will spit out a little bit of soap for you. Now i had a look at one of these, they cost considerably more than a standard pump and on top of that they spit out quite a bit more soap that you actually need so you end up buying more soap than you require.

The two area's i think this advertising campaign just decided to gloss over here are:

  1. Even though you might need to touch your death causing germ covered old soap pump to dispense soap, you're about to wash your hands with their fantastic soap that kills 99.9% of all germs. Where is the problem? You don't exactly dispense your soap then put your hands straight into your mouth. If you are doing this, please stop.
  2. What about your tap? you have to turn your tap on with your hand. Surely your tap (like everything else in your house) will kill you if you dare touch it. The most worrying part of all is that once you finish washing your hands with your nice soap that you didn't have to risk your life dispensing, you then have to touch the death tap to turn it off.
I told you i think too much.

Cheers, The ITG.


  1. nah, if you're scared of germs, you just leave the tap running.

  2. I loled
    I said the same thing first time I saw it.
    Anyway kids nead to eat more dirt. Thats right, get out there now kids and grab a big handful and chow down