Things that make you go hmmm

johnboy 9 January 2007 23

As seen in the new Canberra Centre car park, at least ten of them are upside down.

I’d never noticed that the word exit can (almost) be inverted and still make sense.

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23 Responses to Things that make you go hmmm
astrojax astrojax 1:59 pm 14 Feb 07

“Not sure what a Tixe is but….. “

but thumper, at least you know where they are!

and there are ‘exit’ signs in the car park that point AWAY from the actual exits. bizarre.

the whole car park, and its access lanes, have been incredibly awfully and stupidly designed, haven’t they? i thought canberra had learnt from the backwards belconnen bus debacle… sad.

Smackbang Smackbang 9:28 am 10 Jan 07

That’s my point, Sammy. These look like the normal green backlit fire exit signs, but they’re not: they are pointing to the exit for cars from the carpark. It’s weird.

Sammy Sammy 11:01 pm 09 Jan 07

Ok, so maybe they’re blue.

Sammy Sammy 11:01 pm 09 Jan 07

These aren’t fire exit signs

They look like fire exit signs to me. Backlit, and green.

Miss R Miss R 9:11 pm 09 Jan 07

It would appear there is, on average, one “exit” per car space in that car park. Has anyone else noticed the proliferation of exit signs pointing to exits that just don’t appear to exist? Perhaps the blue, upside down signs are for cars and the green right-way-round signs are for pedestrians? It’s all so abundantly clear, if you think about it really, really, hard… while squinting… jumping on one leg and trying to get all the way up through the car park levels on the travelators without tripping over the people coming down due to the somewhat poorly considered decision to alternate the up and down directions rather than pair them neatly together as is the custom.

bighead bighead 5:28 pm 09 Jan 07

I was just about to send that photo into you JB, I took about 4 of them the other day. I laughed for a while when I noticed it.

terubo terubo 2:08 pm 09 Jan 07

(One day I’ll be able to say “that”)

terubo terubo 2:07 pm 09 Jan 07

Isn’t taht how Kiwis say “Taxi”?
-Or maybe S’Effricans…

Thumper Thumper 2:06 pm 09 Jan 07

Maybe it’s just upside down and is supposed to say ‘TIXE’…

Not sure what a Tixe is but…..

terubo terubo 1:59 pm 09 Jan 07

They are in fact very badly spelt “Taxi” signs. Put up by Jim and his band of migrant workers.

Smackbang Smackbang 1:54 pm 09 Jan 07

These aren’t fire exit signs – they are the signs that point to the exit for cars, aren’t they? The new carparks have virtually no signs, meaning it’s quite amusing to see people try to get their way out, and what signs they do have are inverted like this one.

terubo terubo 1:53 pm 09 Jan 07

Now we know where ‘Jim’ has been working…

Ralph Ralph 1:48 pm 09 Jan 07

Illegal migrant workers.

Sammy Sammy 1:33 pm 09 Jan 07

Fire safety, particularly in large public areas, is taken *very* seriously. This seems like a massive oversight on the part of the Canberra Centre management.

S4anta S4anta 1:15 pm 09 Jan 07

I am reliably informed you can attribute this to a touring group NSW Country Rugby kiddies for those in Canberra Centre Carpark.

Thumper Thumper 12:50 pm 09 Jan 07

That really is a classic….

Pure gold.

Two of clubs Two of clubs 12:49 pm 09 Jan 07

The exit either way sign (i.e. two arrows) also amuses me.

threeze threeze 12:48 pm 09 Jan 07

i figured that they only side in one way, like they had grooves or something on the top and bottom and someone ordered the wrong directions.

all the signage down there is dodgy though.

Al Al 12:36 pm 09 Jan 07

Just cause a sparky can do wiring without frying themself doesn’t mean they can read…

J Dawg J Dawg 12:29 pm 09 Jan 07


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