And the award for worst well-intended invention?
The automatic flusher!
I know that the germophobes of the world prefer not to touch anything as disgusting as a public toilet flushing handle (myself included), but that’s what your foot is for. The automatic flusher, like a well-meaninged grandma, comes on a little too quickly and a little too often.
I don’t need you to flush before I even sit down, toilet!! And no, that little breeze and splash when you flush while I’m still peeing is not refreshing!! And stop trying to feed me cookies*!!!!!