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It’s just basic geography…

February 22, 2007

At my school, our geography teacher was also the PE teacher (he put the jog into geography. Ah thank you. I’ll be here all night. Try the veil, etc etc). This lead to geography lessons that were actually fun – one time we coloured in volcanoes, while Mr Sporty (I’m far too old now to remember his name) did a comedy routine about taking an eye out with a pillow (guess you had to be there). Another time we spent the whole class singing ‘Under The Bridge’ By Red Hot Chili Peppers. We sang it so loud that when we’d finished the class next door let out whoops and cheers. Needless to say, I didn’t do very well in my year 9 exams and thus didn’t take Geography for GCSEs. But even I know about basic weather and you don’t have to be a multi-millionaire to know that rain usually falls at an angle.

In fact, if last night’s Dragon’s Den (Wednesdays, BBC2, 8pm) was anything to go by, it actually helps. What was Deborah Meaden and that one with the scarily square head thinking, investing in what was basically an outside clothes airer, with a waterproof cover on it?

Surely I wasn’t the only one to see that this ‘invention’ just won’t work. It was a great idea though (especially from someone who admitted his mum does his washing – bless) but all he needed were umbrella style side bits to make sure that clothes would be protected from rain coming in from an angle and he’d have a great product. As it was, it’s useless. I mentioned this to Mr Badger, and he replied, “Yes, but they’ll realise that after he’s sold a load, and then he can sell them to people all over again. He’s a clever chappie.” Okay… Mr Badger didn’t actually use the word chappie, but his sentiment was there.

What an evil world we live in…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rich permalink
    February 23, 2007 10:52 am

    I watched this yesterday and couldn’t believe he got money. If you put side bits on then you may as well leave the washing indoors on a clothes airer.

  2. Badger Madge permalink
    February 23, 2007 11:29 am

    Good point, Rich. Hadn’t thought of that… And that’s why I’m not an inventor!

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