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China Mall Introduces “Husband Storage” Pods for Shopping Wives

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Megalith, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    The Global Harbor mall in Shanghai has introduced "husband storage" facilities for wives to leave their spouse while they shop. Inside each pod is a chair, monitor, computer, and gamepad: men can relax and play retro 1990s games until their significant others are done wasting money. Why didn’t they just set up a large lounge area with comfy seats instead?

    "There's no ventilation or air conditioning, I sat playing for five minutes and was drenched in sweat." The pods have been the source of much humor on Chinese social media, and have sparked debate about whether they could be rolled out even wider. One user approves the decision, saying that the pods "give these men an incentive to go shopping, and to pick up the bill" for their wives shopping. But others disagree. "If my husband just wants to go out and play games, what's the point of bringing him out?"
     
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  2. GotNoRice

    GotNoRice [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They probably do, but that doesn't serve as a click-bait headline that gets free advertising posted everywhere for their mall.
     
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  3. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim [H]ard|Gawd

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    The previous pods were impossible to keep clean because the walls were not see through.:eek:
     
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  4. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    I can see the next evolution of the man pod, this time outfitted with VR and the you know whats.
     
  5. steakman1971

    steakman1971 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I usually try to disappear to the electronics or toy section whenI have to go shopping with my wife. Nothing worse than when she shops for clothes when I'm with her! I try to avoid this situation at all costs. Lock me up with 80's and 90's video games - I'd be ok with that.
     
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  6. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha [H]ard|Gawd

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    Or ya know, bring back arcades?
     
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  7. MMitch

    MMitch [H]Lite

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    Wow, a retro arcade in a Walmart !? That would be amazing to be honest... can't believe no one thought about it yet...
     
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  8. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ 2[H]4U

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    They should get a bunch of retro super Nintendos.... and they're gone.

    Nvm...
     
  9. Accursed

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    I remember when shopping malls had these other type of husband pods called "arcades"
     
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  10. Probleminfected

    Probleminfected [H]ard|Gawd

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    I rather have a bar, a steak, and a stripper.
     
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  11. duronboy

    duronboy [H]Lite

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    Can't wait for the Chinese version of Dan Bell's Dead Mall series.
     
  12. gwarren007

    gwarren007 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    VR Massage Services Pods

    Click in your VR fantasy, have a massage at the same time......
     
  13. DustMite

    DustMite Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, I thought a nudie bar would have been better than some box with no a/c or other form of air circulation.
     
  14. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Limp Gawd

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    Just leave the window rolled down a bit.
     
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    I wonder if that's where Harbor Freight originates from!? *rimshot*

    But seriously, I have the perfect solutions for this that won't cost malls a single penny on silly "pods"
    Wife: I want to go to the mall.
    You: Ok, bye.
     
  16. 1_rick

    1_rick n00bie

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    I bet he said the same thing!
     
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  17. Uvaman2

    Uvaman2 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Not this but why no sitting in the store? People stay too long?
     
  18. Mohonri

    Mohonri [H]ardness Supreme

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  19. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Limp Gawd

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    they have. the walmart near me has one.
    its kinda smallish... no one is ever in there that i have seen, but they have it.
     
  20. IxGOxSOLO

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    No AC and no beer?

    Yeah, no thanks.