A while ago I wanted to leave an answer to a comment on my blog, when my own blog asked me to copy a couple of incomprehensible groups of letters before it would let me. Now, I understand doing this when I leave a comment on other peoples blogs, since they are full of quality information and a little extra step keeps their comment section from being Spammed to death. But my blog has very little thought or work put into it, and I consider myself lucky when anyone leaves a comment, so I need for it to be as little work as possible for those commentors. I knew there must be a way to get rid of this pesky little step, so I started looking for it. I didn't ask anyone, not even by Googling it, and eventually I found the answer I sought. I just knew that there was a way. And what does this have to do with toilets, you ask. Well last weekend I was in Kansas City and we went out to dinner with a group that included a couple we had never met. When the ladies went en masse to the ladies room (it's the law, right?), two of us got quite concerned about how long it was taking for the woman who I had never met before to emerge from her stall. I would never have mentioned it, but the other woman in the room had been a close friend of the tardy emerger since 1st grade, so she asked if there was a problem. It turns out that this woman (very intelligent and capable) had been standing up and sitting down over and over trying to get the auto flush to work. She didn't want to leave the stall until she got this to work. My point, and I do have one, is - no wait, maybe there is no point to this. I'll try to remember where I was heading with this point thing in the morning.
**OK, thanks to Terri and Jill, (for some reason I thing Jill of all Trades is actually a Carla), I'm back on point: Most of the time, all it takes is a belief that the solution exists and start looking for it. There is usually a button of some kind on these toilets. She just never considered that one even existed. And I refuse to admit to the huge amount of time I have wasted looking for solutions that I think should exist, but don't. OK, I will admit that when I got my first ATM card, decades ago, they decided that it was too much trouble to keep issuing me new cards, since I kept trying to get their machines to do things they weren't designed to do. And pushed a lot of random buttons trying to find the right combination to get them to do what I wanted. And the machines would get mad (or as mad as a machine could) and shred my card. Now an ATM card is all I use, and those machine (the ones that count your money for you) are so much smarter.