Friday, January 19, 2007

Wot puzzled me this week

Why are escalators arranged opposite to the way we want to go? That is up on the left and down on the right. Most new escalators do the opposite, up on the right and down on the left. It feels like driving on the wrong side of the road. (a moment of clarity hits and I guess where the lifts come from, in a pre connected form)

Why to tram makers put a narrow front door at the front and why does everyone feel the need to use this narrow front door, preferring to queue rather than use the larger mid section doors?

Why did the stupid old cow drive into the side of a truck when she could have changed lanes and avoided hitting the truck that should not have pulled out onto the road.

Why when a 4wd ran into the back of a van, was it a huge joke? Ok, no damage really, but turning it into a friendly get together and parting smiles and waves?

Why when Melbourne has such big wide main roads and multiple motorways, does the traffic get so congested?

Why hasn't City of Melbourne and City of Port Phillip prepared a drought plan for their gardens and trees? Why when they have to halve their public space water usuage did they not just water half what they used to?

This is just what I can remember now from this week. I should take notes.


  1. Those were rhetorical questions right?
    P.S did i spell rhetorical right? Can't be arsed to spell check.

  2. Is that a rhetorical question Steph or do I need to answer it? (the escalator one really bugs me)

  3. Andrew, it's like asking the meaning of life. No one will ever give you a definitive answer.

    Keep searching.

  4. Anonymous7:38 pm

    Why did I miss out on all these wonderful posts?

  5. 1. Escalators probably drawn up from a US patent. That's a guess. Oh, and probably to force people to spend more time in the shops so they'll get distracted and spend.
    2. Usually the front door is a custom ad-on for Australia because drivers have to get out to change the points. They, being engineers, forget about the incoming.
    3. People are stupid and without logic. Look at election results and spending patterns.
    4. Too many drugs
    5. See 3 and even 4.
    6. Governments don't plan further than the next election. This whole drought thing is a giant fuck-up.

    Hope these help.

  6. You will have read them now Rosanna?

    No point searching Bobby if there is no answers.

    I think we are correct about the escalators Rob, they are made for a left hand drive country.