These Wordless Wednesday photos came from an anonymous fire inspector pal of mine (hopefully nobody recognizes him from the reflection of his legs in the mirror! 😀 ). This is very common in retail stores – the merchandise displays creep in and encroach upon the egress route, or inhibit the operation of fire doors (like this store in Maine).
The egress side of the emergency exit:
The exterior side of the outer vestibule doors:
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1 – At least they have the gates open.
2 – You can’t blame a man for trying to make a living shining boots.
The sign speaks the truth.
If you tried to exit through these doors you would immediately find yourself in an emergency.
“Help! I’m trapped in a vestibule! But the shine he is putting on those boots is impressive!”
By the way, your anonymous fire inspector is not so anonymous in the reflection outside. 🙂
You’re right – I didn’t see him before!
Total ignorance is no excuse. Just out of curiosity, what is the poster below the exit sign? Looks like a size 2 mooning kid in size 12 boots and hat.
I have no idea what it’s advertising, but there’s no way I’d let my naked kid where my boots!
Look at all those keys! Looks like many of the maintenance guys that I help with their keying issues.