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    Super Member Tussymussy's Avatar
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    A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass?

    How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom,
    motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?

    Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I
    know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did
    and find the nearest mirror.

    Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or
    not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and
    gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed
    this on.

    When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms,
    changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure
    that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall
    is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e.,
    they can see you, but you can't see them)? There have
    been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in
    female changing rooms . It is very difficult to
    positively identify the surface by looking at it.

    So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty
    what type of mirror we are looking at?

    Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your
    fingernail against the reflective surface and if there
    is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the
    nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your
    fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail,
    then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

    "No Space, Leave the Place" So remember, every time
    you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't
    cost you anything.

    REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place:

    2-WAY GLASS...no gap between finger and reflection - see the first image

    MIRROR...has gap between finger and reflection - see the second image

    A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass?
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    Thanks for the info. I'm sure all of us at one time or another have wondered this.

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    Great tip! Thanks!!!

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    Thanks for the information.

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    I will be testing! Thanks.

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    I never knew! Thank you.

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    wow thats great to know...thanks

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    Great tip!

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    Thanks for giving us this information. I will definitely be paying mor attention now.

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    I just sent this to all on my contact list. Thank you.

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    Thank you. I have always wondered.

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    Goes to show you hang around here and you can learn just about anything you want to know
    Thanks for the info

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    Thank you for sharing this important information!!!

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    Good to know, thanks!

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    :thumbup: Thanks!

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    Great tip - thank you :-)

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    lol, not sure why this is worrisome to most.

    okay, nevermind...I had to think about it a bit ;-)

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    let me see, check mirror, look for bedbugs, use black light to check for bodily fluids, watch out for people with knives who cut your ankles as you open your car door in the mall parking lot..... nah, I think I'll just stay home. Pretty sure there are no 2 way mirrors in my house...

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    eww, I hadn't heard about the ankle thing ;-/

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    i watched house hunters last night and a young girl was looking at condos and one had a vent/fan in the upper wall that was on at all times. ugly thing. all i thought was "a camera could be in there". i watch too many strange shows!

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    So sad we have to check but it happens a lot. Thanks for the post. I feel safer now and yes I will be doing the fingernail test every where for a while. ROFL.

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    Thanks for the tip!!

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    Thanks for sharing this. I always wonder when I am in a dressing room if the mirror is 2-way or not. Never thought about a bathroom or hotel.

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    Wow, interesting!!! Thanks for the tip!!!

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    Wow, I guess I woud question this with the 2-way mirror if there was not a dressing room on both sides of me, Think about it.... Wouldn't there have to be a sepearate room on the other side of that mirror?...... If nobody is in those dressing rooms on both sides of you and someone goes in one of them right after you go in, then I might question this.

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