Advertising advertising everywhere... even in the ladies' loo...
Now I really *have* seen everything.
Yesterday was 'hair and nails' day, so off I went to my local shopping centre for some well earned pampering. Imagine my amazement when I noted a new piece of equipment in the ladies' loo - the hand dryer had been replaced with a new fangled, fancy schmancy piece of equipment with built in monitor screen. The darned thing plays an advertisement every time somebody dried their hands. Apparently it's called an iVision.
- The volume is too damned loud for such a small area - you can hear it in the corridor outside the ladies' toilets for chrissakes.
- The rotten thing plays the same advertisement over and over and over.
When I consider the iVision, and the recently announced trial use of cell phones during Qantas flights, I'm begin to wonder what bastions of peace and quiet we are going to be left within a few years. One of the things I truly enjoy about travel by plane is the fact that, at least for a while, I am out of reach, and I am also safe from some guy (and yes, it is invariably a guy) talking over-loudly on his cell phone about something that is of world shattering importance to him, but of absolutely no interest to me. Yes, at the moment the trial is restricted to text and email, but I predict that voice calls will eventually be allowed.