The bathrooms at the IBC have automated soap dispensers and the first time you stick your hands under the dispensers, the soap comes foaming out obediently. But in sticking with the “green” games theme, you just get a tiny little dollop. And with signs everywhere reminding you to wash your hands and not spread disease, you automatically go in for another dollop of foam. And that’s where things get tricky.
Because no matter where you place your hands, that soap dispenser just won’t budge. No foam, no nothing. So you end up doing the soap dance shuffle – shake it to the left, shake it to the right, sit down, stand up, fight, fight, fight.
You eventually get your second measly dollop and then you go about your business of washing with the water and swoosh… as your hands are finally getting cleaned and rinsed off, you get doused with another 5 foam blasts.
It’s very difficult to wash your hands in Vancouver.