The "fake pump" is not sufficient

In a restroom at the Aspen airport this weekend i saw something amusing – the “fake soap pump.” A guy was washing his hands after doing the business and make a fake pump attempt on the soap. He sorta made a touching motion on the pump top while quickly swiping his hand under the dispenser. Barely making contact with the pump top, certainly not hard enough to generate a soap emission. It was like a phantom move designed to convince onlookers that he’d soaped his hands. Fascinating.