Thursday, March 29, 2012

mystery "shelf"

so, i need a little help with this one. in the women's shower at the astronomers lodge of parkes observatory, there is an odd feature. see in the photo below, the little shelf down low? well, it's not flat at all. in fact, its at such a steep angle that you cannot rest anything on it.


the other little shelf was full, so i went to place my soap on that dish, but noticed it's steep angle and thought - huh? and then wondered why there would be a shelf so low anyway?

so my question is - what the heck is that thing for?

10 comments:

Ed said...

Is that low enough to rest your foot on it? It might be to help balance while washing the bottom of your foot.

Aaron Walton said...

maybe for shaving your legs?

Andy Callaway said...

It's a badly designed, badly installed soap dish.

KB3WZZ said...

Foot Scratcher?

skywatcher88 said...

Hello Amanda:
I believe Mr.Walton is correct.
http://www.builderdepot.com/browse.ihtml?step=5&pid=259241&prodstoreid=238
Kinda looks the same.
PACS!
7718

skywatcher88 said...

Or it could be for doing a ninja backflip when a PSYCHO comes at you with a knife especially when showering in a Bates Motel room.
PACS!
7718

heroineworshipper said...

So you don't shave your legs.

astropixie said...

thanks for playing, everyone!

i'm convinced now that the shelf is to rest your foot while shaving your legs.... and no, i dont usually shave while i'm out at observatories! ;)

StuntTrader said...

If you embiggened the picture you'll see it's made for people with 6 toes!

il dentista di provincia said...

There are more things in heaven and earth, Astropixie, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy