We, as humans, have been building homes and other structures for a long, long time. It’s been going on for millennia, all over the world. And yet this kind of thing still happens. Somebody really made a house that had a staircase descend into the lower level and stop right in front of a bare wall.
They also managed to put a door right next to it, which tells us that they made the lower level first, including the door, and then they made the upper level, and then they realized they had a big, big problem. Perhaps the biggest tragedy is that otherwise, this house looks quite nice – the size of that landing is oddly small, but we feel like that’s because of the staircase placement. All the materials look quite nice.
That’s Where They Keep the French Fries
This weird door was discovered at a Wendy’s, and we’re a little surprised that a building like this one would have a door in such a place. A lot of these fast food buildings, from one company to the next, all follow the same basic blueprint. They want to leave as much space as possible for people to sit and eat, lots of space for the kitchen, space for the offices, space for the restroom, etc, etc.
Maybe that little room just has a bit of space for napkins and paper ketchup cups and drink lids. Maybe it’s locked because there’s nothing behind the door except for a bare wall. Maybe that’s where they get the toys from in a kid’s meal. Who’s to say?
Watch That First Step
Having the right kinds of windows and doors in a home is important not just for the obvious reasons. If you have a bedroom that’s on a low level and partially underground, you have to have a window that people will be able to use to escape in the case of a fire or a home invasion or when the scorpions have finally had enough of our guff.
But as for why there’s a door in the center of this wall, we’re not really sure. Maybe they wanted some way to run away from the house if they had a split-second need to go for a jog. We totally understand how useful a door might be right there, but we think the people who made it could have done a lot to make the dismount a bit easier.
Must Protect the Trash
Don’t worry, everybody, your trash, and recycling are safe from harm, no matter who is trying to get in. As long as they’re the proper kinds of vagabonds and ragamuffins who use the door, like as proper. Sure, this gate doesn’t really look like it’s going to stop anybody who really wanted to get at the garbage, but we’re not all that sure if that’s actually the point.
We think the point of this odd free-standing gate is to block people’s SIGHT of the garbage and recycle bins. It’s certainly not going to stop the smell, that’s for sure. We also don’t think that there’s any kind of lock or security on the opening of the gate, so we’re fairly certain that it’s just to keep the garbage out of sight.
We’re Not Sure That’s Up to Code
For some reason, stairs are a big issue when it comes to building. When you’re sticking with two dimensions, things are usually pretty clear, but add in that third dimension and a lot of people start to have some issues. Stairs really don’t seem like the kind of thing that would be tough to figure out, but as this picture tells us, sometimes, people mess up. This guy knows what’s up. He’s laughing a little bit.
He’s probably not the one responsible, but he might be a designer or architect or something like that. However, if he is the person responsible for designing this mess, then maybe he shouldn’t be all that happy about it. Or maybe he’s the person who wants to own the house after it’s done, and he’s wondering how much this is going to cost him.