Overheard at NorthPark Center …

In a throwback to this blog’s predecessor, here’s something I overheard at NorthPark Center on Sunday: A woman was standing in front of a mall directory on the ground floor and said to her male companion, “Oh, this is Level One, and that [pointing up] is Level Two.”

Really? One adult needed to explain that concept to another one?

4 thoughts on “Overheard at NorthPark Center …

  • March 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Maybe they were British and thought the second floor was called the first floor.

    Or maybe they were looking for a store and just realized they were on the wrong floor.

    Anyway, sounds like something I would say.

  • March 28, 2011 at 10:14 am

    There are circumstances when US building directories may require explanation: many Latin Americans, Europeans, Middle Easterners and Asians would refer to our “first” floor as the “ground” floor and our “second” floor as the “first”.

    A good thing to remember the next time you’re looking at a shopping mall directory in Europe or some exotic locale. 🙂

  • March 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    What about a mentally challenged person needing to know where there were? I have heard that said before many times in San Francisco Hotels by tourists.

  • March 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    or maybe they were just that dense. <—most likely

    like the lady at the post office who offers up, "you know I was here on Wednesday, and there was also a line like this."

    (hat tip to louis ck)


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