Paul Elliott sent me these Wordless Wednesday photos of retail egress issues he has run across.  When he mentioned the dowel to a store employee, the employee said, “No problem. We’ll untie it if there’s a fire.”  No joke.

Dowel 1

Dowel 2

Here’s another one…in this case the exit is blocked but also the fire alarm pull station and the fire extinguisher.  According to Paul this is typical for this store.  This got me thinking…I’m POSITIVE that someone from the fire department has seen this door at some point (and many of the other issues that we see), yet the problems remain.  I’m working on some ways to get this community to notice and address these situations but if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them!

Grocery Store Exit

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