a practice Marnie finds to be "creepy."
Next to the bathroom door at the Newseum is a special paper towel dispenser designed to provide a germ-free exit.
The sign reads: "As you exit, protect yourself. Use a tissue to open the door."
Now, I'm one of the people they had in mind when they installed this thing. After all, I have long thought that the hand-washing process in public bathrooms is problematic.
Still, this contraption would be unnecessary if people washed their hands before leaving the bathroom. In acknowledging that some people don't wash their hands, this towel dispenser is providing cover for those people.