Mall testing out fast and slow walking lanes
You're on a mission at the mall for some cute spring shoes, or maybe to get the wife a last minute anniversary gift before she realizes you forgot. Then this happens - the dreaded slow walker. So what to do?
Well, you could try what this guy did. Or you could just catch the fast lane. That's right. All the sightseers who are there just to dilly dally can stay in their own lane. Meadowhall Mall in the United Kingdom says it's trying out the idea.
"It's the brainchild of a 10-year-old girl. Little Chloe wrote to the Meadowhall shopping mall."
In her letter, Chloe wrote: "I am incredibly disappointed by people walking around your shopping centre - it annoys me so bad I want to scream. You should stop people walking slow as people are in a rush for work and this could cause people being late. It is dangerous because if someone bumped into you that person will fall over."
The shopping center director told Metro, "The Meadowhall team liked Chloe's idea so much that we have decided to trial an overtaking lane for fast walkers on the malls."
A writer for Elle makes the point - sure, double lanes are definitely a good PR boost for Meadowhall Mall, but onto the real questions ...
"Who polices these things?" And "Are there enough Chloe Nash-Lowe's in the world for this sort of system to spread?"
Well, for the safety of those laggers we hope something gets done soon.