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Dyson hand dryers by perfectbitch on 7 October 2008 3:07pm
Quite recently, I had need of the public loo at Liverpool Street Station. 20p a go which I thought was a bit steep but I couldn't wait. I finished my business and washed my hands and looked round for some paper towels (my preference) or, failing that, a dryer. There were these "open briefcase" looking things on the wall. You point your hands toward the floor and insert them into the "briefcase" and move them up and down. Hot air blows onto both sides of your hands and , hey presto, your hands are dry in no time!!!

I was impressed and noted that they are manufactured by Dyson. I was wandering if any of you had come across these dryers.

Re: Dyson hand dryers by geordiegirl on 7 October 2008 3:25pm
I wonder if I was standing next to you as you did that, Linz! (I travel to L'pool Street station one day a week). Yes, they ARE good.

Don't go at Waterloo. 30p there - that's ridiculous (husband calls it a Bladder Tax. Dysons there too - I'd assumed the extra was to cover installation costs for them, but I think they- the station owqners are just ripping off. Lord knowqs who owns individual stations nowadays, do you?
Re: Dyson hand dryers by Ginnyp on 7 October 2008 4:51pm
Yes, these things look like a fantastic invention. My 'liver spot' skin moves in an alarming way! I'm waiting for my 'hot air embolism'
Re: Dyson hand dryers by Lounge Trekker on 8 October 2008 12:11am
Yes, hand dryers are a good thing to help avoid contact with anything in a public place. As are motion activated taps, soap and towel dispensers. I DO NOT get too close to the sensor beside the toilet.

Re: Dyson hand dryers by TERRY S on 8 October 2008 1:53am
Yeah, they have them in Meadowhall, too. It's 30p in Leeds and Manchester, too. However Leeds does have one on platform eight that is free. And all the loos on Sheffield Station are free, too. My fiance and I think it's disgusting that you have to pay for the privilege to do something natural to our bodies.
Re: Dyson hand dryers by suzulu on 8 October 2008 11:42am
Yes, those dryers are really good! I first saw them at Waterloo station (had to pay my 30p though!)
Re: Dyson hand dryers by peripatetically on 8 October 2008 12:35pm
Yes, paying for something like that is absurd. You guys over there should revolt! My friends in Germany say the same thing and they are totally embarrassed that travelers and tourists have to pay to use the loo. Not very welcoming, is it?
Re: Dyson hand dryers by Ginnyp on 8 October 2008 12:51pm
It's pointless when you get to the exit door.Gloves on? Sometimes I count the number of people who don't wash their hands, while I'm wriggling. I would mention it to them but I would end up with who-knows-what around my mouth and have very soggy knickers.
Re: Dyson hand dryers by Ginnyp on 8 October 2008 1:03pm
Oh,If you're desperate and don't have change grab a small child. Preferably your own.... they're good at acting! Works for me.
Re: Dyson hand dryers by Ginnyp on 9 October 2008 12:54pm
Terry S
Do something natural to your bodies.
Get married!
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