I eat at a dining hall about twice per week, and getting tea is nerve-wracking. The hot water nozzle is above my head and when using an opaque coffee cup or mug, you cannot see the level of the water. I’m constantly checking to see how full it is so boiling water doesn’t overflow onto my hand.
I’ve examined the machine and it looks as though it is designed to have this water dispenser on top, just as shown. I can’t understand why this would be… I’m willing to bet the only reason no one has been injured is:
1. Hardly anyone drinks tea in the dining hall.
2. It’s so obviously unsafe and difficult to use that everyone checks every couple of seconds to see how full their cup is.
Thanks to Dana Kotter-Gruhn for posing for this illustration.