Better safe than sorry. That’s the line of reasoning among women as they set out to shop or dine in this tech capital. They have been on alert ever since an e-mail landed in their PCs on voyeurs lurking behind mirrors in trial rooms or toilets. “We are not paranoid, it’s just that the message comes to our mind the minute we walk into a garment store or hotel rooms. We employ the finger test first before trying a new dress or using the toilet,” says Nirmala Murthy, 32, a software professional.
Titled ‘Girls be careful’, the e-mail tells women how to check for two-way mirrors:
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, it is a genuine mirror. However, if your fingernail directly touched the image of your nail, then beware, it is a two-way mirror.