Monday, October 03, 2005 :::
There is an automatic air freshener in the bathroom at work and it's really beginning to insult me. Every single time I walk by it, the thing makes this whirring FSSSSSST noise and shoots out a potent fog of misty fragrance, as if it's trying to tell me something. I've started to personify the air freshener. I've made it my enemy and I give it dirty looks every time it goes off, but that just seems to anger it. My coworker, who thinks a lot more clearly than I do, suggested that perhaps the automatic air freshener had a motion sensor on it, to trigger a squirt of fresh air with each and every visit to the bathroom. This seemed like a sound theory, so the other day as I was following someone else out of the bathroom, I paid close attention to the air freshener as he passed by it, and the damned thing didn't go off. But the second I stepped within range - FSSSSSST. I got all pissed off at the thing and I tried to get a closer look to see if there was any type of sensor device on it but it was mounted too high on the wall. So I stood in front of it and waved my hands back and forth to try to set it off, but that resulted in nothing except for strange looks from the next guy who walked in the bathroom and caught me waving at the wall.
That damn thing better be on some sort of clock and I just got bad timing or something because I'm about to knock it off the wall but good.
::: posted by dan at 8:03 AM :: [ link ] :: (9) comments
9 previous comments:
Ha ha...you stink and the computer machine in the toilet knows it.
By brent, at 12:43 AM
There was one of those squirty-things in the changeroom at the pool where I used to work. It took a couple of weeks of me stepping out of a cubicle, hearing a noise, looking up towards the noise, and getting stinging pain in my eye as the fragrance landed in it, before I realised the damn thing was on a timer, and I shouldn't stand underneath it when it was set to go off (at 15 minute intervals).
By alivicwil, at 4:46 AM
It probably simply mistakes you for your Uncle Ray.
By billthecatlives, at 5:38 AM
I was gonna write a post about that very same phenomenon! There was one in the bathroom at my old job and I swear as soon as I closed the stall door "psfffft" that thing would go off. Then when I got to my new job - same thing in this bathroom! I was afraid there was some sort of stink sensor and I was one of those people who smelled, but couldn't smell myself. But then I realized I pee at the same time every day so it's prb on a timer.
By Biglug, at 9:40 AM
No motion sensor...no timer...It's aroma* activated.
*Or as some of us call it...peeeee-you.
By , at 4:08 PM
Actually, you do sort of have a stink to ya.
By Kristina, at 5:34 PM
My office's bathroom has the same thing. I am taller than average; therefore the left side of my head always smells like oranges.
By Bill McCluskey, at 1:00 PM
I wish it smelled like oranges. The one at my work smells more like fabric softener sheets mixed with something spicy.
By dan, at 1:08 PM
lmao...u're blogg has me rolling!!!
By Phat Star, at 1:11 PM
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