In theory, the invention of the automatic towel dispenser is designed to prevent the spread of germs. Same goes for automatic soap dispensers and water faucets. The idea is don't touch anything the bathroom after you've done your business!

Well there's one problem with those towel dispensers. The break down. A lot.

They run on batteries so when those die, no towel for you. They jam up and end up giving you a tiny little sliver of paper. Sometimes you just wave your hand and nothing happens at all. I feel like I'm playing the slots sometimes when I wave my hand hoping I get rewarded with a towel instead of walking out of the casino wiping my hands on my pants.

Have you ever run into these problems? What the worst automatic machine malfunction you've ever encountered? Let me know in the comments.