Heed my warning...watch those automatic sensor facets.
Sure they are convenient, slow the spread of germs and help conserve water, but that touch technology nearly cost me my dearly loved laptop, a pile of work files and other electronics.
Last evening, after enjoying a great coffee at the Second Cup, I made a quick detour to the men's room for a tinkle.
Rather than place my computer bag on the floor, I placed on the sink. A few seconds later the sound of water flowing from the sink caught my attention. Why was the water flowing? Than it dawned on me, the automatic sensor had kicked in, water was flowing into my computer bag .
Fortunately, I caught it in time to prevent any damage to my computer. My portable hard drive and a few USB keys are sitting in a container of rice. My files have dried out and a potential disaster was avoided.
A close call and a lesson learned.
- Peter L. Whittle
- A former journalist, broadcaster, political staffer and policy adviser, Peter has studied political science, journalism, public administration and Canadian politics. He has grown weary of partisan politics but remains engaged in public policy issues and community activism. Father to three teenage boys,he is committed to teaching them the values of cooperation, volunteering and caring for each other. All I want is for my children to be respectful and successful.