Rhetorical questions

B3B3 Posts: 5,158

1. Why are the ladies toilets always up three flights of vertiginous stairs?

2. Why are the larger sized shoes, presumably worn by taller people, always on the lower shelves?

3. Why doesn't Boots provide periscope so that you can see what's on the bottom shelves - or a surfboard on wheels so that you can glide along and bottom feed?

4. Why do I have to put my eggs in the fridge when they are presumably ok on a shelf at the back of the supermarket?

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 1,554

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    On a different tangent here :-

    What would a chair look like if our knees bent the other way ???........image

  • B3B3 Posts: 5,158

    Kilts and skirts would need careful consideration tooimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 1,554

    It doesn't bear thinking about !image

  • B3B3 Posts: 5,158

    Or 'bare '- even image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,677

    Don't put you eggs in the fridge!  Better somewhere cool but not the fridge.

    I have often wondered why architects, presumably male, design motorway service stations which can cater for hundreds in the shops and cafés and restaurant, with only 3 ladies' loos and one for the disabled.  What do they think happens when a coach load arrives?

    The Vendée, France
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 1,867
    Obelixx says:

    I have often wondered why architects, presumably male, design motorway service stations which can cater for hundreds in the shops and cafés and restaurant, with only 3 ladies' loos and one for the disabled.  What do they think happens when a coach load arrives?

    See original post

    Ah well I can answer that one. 1 - motorway services companies don't employ architects, they just pay builders to 'design and build'. 2 - 'design and build' constructors comply with codes, they don't apply intelligence. 3 - the people who wrote the codes were men and have never been anywhere by coach.

    Why don't supermarkets employ some tall people to loiter in aisles in case someone of average height wants something from the top shelf? It takes me ages to do my shopping because I'm constantly being 'employed' by normally proportioned ladies (men never ask for help, obvs) who can't reach the last box of muesli. Or at least why don't they give me a discount on my shopping for helping them save money on floor space?

    Last edited: 01 January 2018 10:33:41

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time
    Sir Terry Pratchett
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,677

    Happen you're right RG but it doesn't do to arrive for a break just after a coach load of holiday makers.

    My favourite SM in Belgium was a no frills chain with Meccano style shelving.  They had built in "library" ladders that could be wheeled along and then pulled out to get up high if needs be and also individual step thingies for shorter people.  Not glamorous but they had a great range of organic veg, and well brought up meat as well as Oz and NZ wines and better pricing than ALDI or LIDL.

    The Vendée, France
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 750

    I think I can answer B3's first question.  The retailers know that a lot of women shop with their eyes, impulsively.  By putting the toilets as far as possible from the entrance, they expose you to as much of their merchandise as possible.  For the same reason, you always have to wade through acres of ladies fashion to get to the menswear.  Women will browse recreationally, whereas men won't set foot in the place unless they're looking for something they need.  

  • B3B3 Posts: 5,158

    Josus, I was talking about pubs and restaurants,but you're right about shops. I don't know about you, but when I need a pee, I'm not really in the mood to impulse buy. My impulses lie in another direction!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 5,158

    How can I subtly, but satisfyingly in a schadenfreudely way, get revenge on neighbours across the road whose party ended at 8 this morning. They had two loos in their front garden - the ones that builders use, bouncers in high viz jackets, an mc and an appalling taste in 'music'.

    It's 12 now and there's still bunches of them exiting the premises. I know,at some level, they have behaved responsibly but....imageimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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