Have you ever tried to wash your hands in the Nest? It’s nearly impossible. And it’s not because the water pipes are broken or the building doesn't have enough sinks — it’s because the sinks, which are supposed to turn on when you put your hand under them, never do!
Yes, the washrooms in the Nest are new and pretty — like they're straight out of Pulp Fiction, but with much less cocaine. However, the sinks only seem to mysteriously turn on when you're using the toilet and no one else is around, which is pretty damn creepy. But as soon as you exit the stall, the sinks play hardball again.
An informal Ubyssey investigation found that only one of the sinks in both first-floor and second-floor men’s bathroom regularly turns on. The women's washroom on the second floor faces a similar issue where only two of the six are functional. Waving of hands, hitting the sinks, removing your hands, screaming and trying all these steps over again are all useless in getting the sinks to cooperate.
The soap dispensers flaunt that they are eco friendly, but that's easy to say when you never have any soap inside. It's a good thing too that the water saved from the faucets compensates for the numerous phantom flushes of the toilets. Isn't the Nest too new to be haunted? Faulty motion sensors or ghosts — who's to say?
A brand new, multi-million dollar building finished in 2015 should have functional sinks. Up your game, Nest — if we're paying a $100 annual SUB renewal fee, the least that we ask is for a decent place to pee.