The instructions I remember seeing (before most hand-dryer manufacturers migrated to the more universal pictorial demonstrative instructions) were as follows:
  1. Press butt--
  2. Rub hands under -arm ---
These were of course modified from "Press button; Rub hands under warm air" with any nearby sharp metal object to scratch the printed metal panel on the dryer unit.

Many of these are still around, but I remember the ones from long ago because of a couple of reasons. Of course, these reasons still apply, but don't carry as much weight as they did when I was in second grade.

  • The novelty factor: warm rushing air is much cooler than scratchy brown cardboard-like paper towel.
  • Press butt. Rub hands under arm. Tee hee. Toilet humor is great.
damn! why doesn't E2 just support <strike>?!