So today I’m in rant mode, and I’m picking on the stronger sex.
I have a wonderful hubster who seems to be a rare specimen when it comes to the male gender, so I won’t include him in my rant.
Do you ever see something that leaves you wondering WHY anybody could have thought that it was a good idea? I Must Confess that when I do, I think to myself: It must have been a man! … Coz women as a rule generally have more common sense – or at least I hope so!
WHY would anybody think it is a good idea to instal a window above a stove top. And a GAS stove top at that. And THEN, instal venetian blinds. Seriously people. WHAT THE!
This is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in 3 years ago …
Redland locals will know what I’m talking about …
WHY would anybody think it is a good idea to put two major shopping centres on either side of a main road? I’m talking about Capalaba, home of Capalaba Park ever since I’ve been in the Redlands, and Capalaba Central, which opened when Mr 19-in-a-few-days was a baby (I remember because I could buy a box of Snugglers nappies on special for $13 or $14 – a big saving!).
Right from the start there was talk of linking the two centres with a pedestrian walkway. Fast forward nearly 20 years and it STILL hasn’t happened, what a surprise.
I can’t tell you HOW frustrating it is to have the shops split into two centres. In Capalaba Park we have:
- two supermarkets,
- numerous specialty stores and
- McDonald’s in the food court.
Capalaba Central offers:
- Big W,
- Best and Less,
- two supermarkets,
- Hungry Jack’s in the food court,
- the cinemas,
- and a heap more specialty stores.
With almost every shopping trip I find I end having to go to BOTH – a waste of my time and money. Is it any wonder many Redlanders head out of the City to Carindale or Loganholme to do their shopping?!
Let’s face it, men aren’t the shoppers in our universe. Therefore … It must have been a man!
Another shopping centre – this time the Crystal Waters shops in Thornlands.
Even as they were building it (again, when our son was a baby), I couldn’t believe anybody would be stupid enough to build shops with the BACK facing the road on two sides. Not only does it mean you can’t easily see the shops (instead getting a lovely view of the industrial bins and delivery trucks as you pass by) – but this also makes the Centre a prime target for theft, vandalism and other criminal activity.
Was it the architects? The planners? One thing is for sure … it must have been a man!
Is there anything that you look at regularly, and wonder where common sense went? Does it make YOU think … it must have been a man?!