As a category 3 germaphobe, the advent of the self-flushing toilet was significant to me. Sure, I had long since mastered the one-legged-foot flush but now not even the bottom of my shoe had to touch the toilet. Brilliant! Or at least that's what I thought. As awesome as these fecal-focused feats of technology are, it has become apparent to me that we need to change at least one thing; voice activation instead of motion activation. Here's why: You know how sometimes after you have done everything on your part to "close the deal" but it’s still not flushing so you’re waving your hand in front of it and pushing things that look like they should be buttons but they’re not buttons and before you know it you realize that you have touched the toilet way more than you ever touched a manual one? Clearly, no matter how many times you reenact the lifting of your tooshie off the seat for the sensor device, motion activation isn't the most reliable approach. And you can't just leave. You can't just abandon shit, so to speak. You have to stay. So what I'm saying is let's make them voice-activated. When you are ready to wrap things up you could just turn around and say “get out of here”, or “it’s go time” or “bye”. "Pee you later?"
I think it would be a good change; and quite empowering too. Just think of how accustomed we'd become to telling crap to get out of lives. Because frankly, turning our toosh to the problem sometimes doesn't work; it can be too subtle. Sometimes to avoid being 'stalled in the stall', we just need to say what needs to be said and hear what needs to be heard. Kerplush! Time to move on.