UK TV just started showing ads for a new product (although these are not a new idea) from Dettol – the ‘No-touch’ automatic handwash dispenser.
Check it out here. It’s Â£9.99 and has a sensor that detects when your hands require a splut of liquid soap so you can wash ’em. Their reasoning is, dirty germ-ridden hands touch the regular soap dispenser which then gets covered in germs. So the next person to touch it GETS COOTIES. With the Â£9.99 kerjigger you can avoid touching those second-hand germs entirely! Amazing. No-one wants cooties.
Except it doesn’t make any sense to me because surely after you’ve touched the germy soap dispenser to dispense soap…you wash your hands. Your existing germs, plus the new evil ‘used’ germs that you just picked up all get washed away. I’m not sure under what circumstances you would touch the soap dispenser but then carefully scrape off the soap without actually using it.
Am I missing something or is this actually overpriced useless crap using OMG COOTIES scare tactics?