Friday, January 20, 2012
Today at work, I saw a maintenance guy cleaning out the drip tray on the ice machine. He was chuckling to himself. So of course being the busy-body Gladys Kravitz that I am I asked what was so funny. He pointed out that the drain for the tray was 1/4" above the bottom, therefore meaning that 1/4" inch of water will ALWAYS be standing in the tray.
So all present started sharing stories of poor design.
One woman said the brand-new ball field of her town had to be redone. The contractor had somehow made a hill in the outfield that made it impossible to see home plate.
I recalled a Subway restaurant at home that installed a wheelchair ramp. The skinny ramp, with a rail, ran up to a small stoop. Then the door opened out, toward the ramp, and covered the entire stoop.
Our local hospital had a brand-new sculpture installed in their brand-new lobby. But it quickly become dangerous. Seems everyone was clunking their head on it. They finally installed a planter ring around the bottom after a physician got a concussion.
Anyone have a better story??
Posted by Mnmom