Modern Architecture Summed Up

[Picture of disgraceful grand entrance]THERE’S A NEW BUILDING IN GLASGOW WITH A STRANGE ENTRANCE.

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First of all, the architect designed a grand entrance — including a revolving door, mirrored tiles, lots of glass and shiny tiled flooring.  Lovely.

[Picture of Notice stuck to wall]However, in practice, there is a permanent plastic yellow warning cone about the slip danger on the shiny floor tiles.  How attractive!  Also – – because people prefer to walk in through a normal door (as opposed to a revolving door), they have had to Sellotape a notice to the glazed frontage.  Deary me!

Is this the architect’s vision?  How grand is this entrance now?  Why can’t the architect understand that shiny floor tiles are slippery, that yellow plastic cones are unattractive, and that notices ruin the clean straight lines, and glazed surfaces?

Isn’t it weird that there are TWO yellow slip warning cones IN the revolving door — making it impossible to use this door, but the Sellotaped notice on the window stops you using the “normal” door — so how exactly is one supposed to enter this office block? Is this MI5 or the HQ of the IQ?

Things are certainly getting worse when people cannot enter a building without warnings!

Funnily enough the biggest danger is right outside — and there is NO WARNING… it is a wall of glass!  Yes; an almost invisible obstruction to the pedestrian, to the drunk of a night.

[Picture of dangerous glass panel on pavement]

What possessed the architect to put a square metre of thick glass on the pavement outside this building’s entrance?  It is as bizarre as it is amazing!

One has to wonder at the thought processes employed when designs are drawn up! Getting Worse? You Bet! Modern Architecture? Summed Up!

Wet Paint Notice

[Picture of wet paint notice]A “WET PAINT” NOTICE IS A GOOD THING AS IT SERVES AS A WARNING.

There must be some skill and judgement involved in deciding exactly where to place these notices.  I would agree that they have to be prominent, but when I spotted a dozen notices on a long fence, I just had to snap a couple of pictures. Click on the images to enlarge.

Things are getting worse when a painter paints around the “Wet Paint” notices!

[Picture of wet paint notice]

One is compelled to suppose that when the paint has dried, the “Wet Paint” notices are removed from the unpainted area, and stuck to the new paintwork to alert people to the fact that small areas may still be wet!

GP Scared of Swine Flu

[Picture of GP surgery notice regarding swine flu -- scary!]I WAS SURPRISED TO COME ACROSS THIS NOTICE IN THE WINDOW OF THE MAIN GP SURGERY IN SHAWLANDS.

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However, in case you cannot see the image properly, it states:

“SWINE FLU

IF YOU THINK YOU
MAY HAVE THE SWINE
FLU PLEASE DO NOT
COME INTO THE
SURGERY
. GO HOME

AND CALL US AND WE
WILL ASK A GP OR
NURSE TO CALL YOU BACK.”

Boy is this GP scared of swine flu — he or she is not taking any chances — in case “the swine flu” (sic) can be transmitted by telephone, a nurse may call you.

Things are getting worse when a medical diagnosis is done over the telephone, and even worse when it may be done by a nurse!

  • If you’re getting worse, you’re getting nurse. (apologies; I couldn’t resist that bad joke).

Now, the television and wireless have been keeping me bang up to date on the swine flu topic, and I have to say that I have been confident and reassured as a result.  That is until now.

When I saw this notice on the main road in Shawlands, I began to get scared for the first time. Things must be getting worse when the doctors are so frightened by it!

Smelly, Cheap, Chubby Baby!

[Picture of Tesco's Chubby-baby Smell me doll baby]CHUBBY BABY IS BAD ENOUGH, BUT “SMELL ME”?

It makes one wonder what substances toy makers must abuse to come up with such ridiculousness!

Honestly, things are getting worse when the supermarket shelves are filled with cheap, fat, smelly baby dolls.

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