Like tens of millions of other people, I wear glasses to read. But I don’t wear them in the shower. So why can’t the makers of those little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel make the type readable?
I don’t mean to sound like Andy Rooney, but I checked into a fairly nice Best Western in Sonoma recently, and someone had to design a new font to get type as small as that on the bathroom toiletries. The brand name, however, was in huge type.
I checked into a very, very nice place a day later—Cavallo Point, a lodge that occupies a beautiful piece of land near the Golden Gate Bridge. It used to be an Army post, and I want to recommend it to you for your next visit to San Francisco. But the room key has the name of the company that makes those plastic room cards in big type. But if you use reading glasses, you’ll need them to see the two little arrows that indicate which direction to insert the card to unlock your room’s door.
And don’t get me started on those codes on the bottom of plastic food and drink products that tell you whether they’re recycle-able or not. There’s lots of unused space on the bottom of bottles and yogurt cups. Use it!