Warning. This is a rant post.
Today is one of those few days where it actually rains in Sydney.
In case you would like to know, Sydney has 236 days a year sunshine. The remainder being days with rain. However, a shower only ever lasts 30-60 minutes.
With that and the general environment in mind I would like to introduce to you the most useless product ever invented. At least in my opinion.
Here comes the umbrella bagging station usually found at entrances of larger offices, banks or shopping Centers.
If it is raining and you enter the building you are supposed to fold up your umbrella and bag it in one of those long plastic cover condoms.
To avoid water dropping from your wet umbrella onto the precious floor. Yes.
What an utter bullshit. Such a waste of money and resources. Especially following the plastic shopping bag ban you now get a free plastic bag for your umbrella; which you’ll use for 15min and then dispose of 👍
Anyone giving me any of this, “yeah but this is about safety, someone might slip and break their neck because of your water drops…” bullshit, please consider this: you just managed to walk through the rain without falling on your face.
If you ever met my grandma you know how to properly shake an umbrella dry before you enter a building.
PS – don’t use these things.