Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Convicts Forget To Turn Off The Water When They Are Released From Prison

An interesting tidbit about prison inmates: They never need to turn on or off a water faucet.

This is probably something we all experience a few times a week. At work, at school, at the local neighborhood restaurant--automatic water faucets are everywhere. But, imagine if you only had access to an automatic water faucet. Every time you wash your hands, the water magically turns on for you. When you walk away, it turns off. Every time. For years.

In my unscientific polling, I have discovered that one problem former convicts have when they are reintegrating into society after long prison terms is that they consistently forget to turn the water off when they are done. They walk away from the kitchen sink or the bathroom with the water still running full blast. Apparently, it drives their family members crazy.

Thanks for reading-- Max Wachtel, Ph.D.


Now I know how to spot ex convicts in public restrooms.....or, maybe for fun I will just start leaving them on, too.

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