BBC – A Chinese mall has introduced “husband storage” facilities for wives to leave their spouse while they shop, it’s reported.
According to The Paper, the Global Harbour mall in Shanghai has erected a number of glass pods for wives to leave any disgruntled husbands that don’t want to be dragged around the shops.
Inside each individual pod is a chair, monitor, computer and gamepad, and men can sit and play retro 1990s games. Currently, the service is free, but staff told the newspaper that in future months, users will be able to scan a QR code and pay a small sum for the service using their mobile phones.
A few men that tried out the pods told The Paper that they thought they were a novel idea.
Mr Yang said he thinks the pods are “Really great. I’ve just played Tekken 3 and felt like I was back at school!”
Fuck Yeah. There’s a way to escape following your wife around the mall, but you have to go to China. Meh. Small price to pay to be happy while the wife is shopping.
I’ve proposed this Idea for years. Every mall should have a place for people to go that would rather shoot themselves in the head then shop store to store. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Serve booze and food, have free wi-fi and a shit pile of TVs. Mix in some hot/fun servers, and you have an agreeable spouse that will go to the mall.
The mall is antiquated anyway. I can finger shop on my couch with a drink in my hand and not have to wait for shit. Happy shopping.