How many of you guys out there have been out shopping with your lady and found yourself bored out of your mind? Not many men I know, love to shop, and this can cause an interesting situation for us ladies. Keeping your man entertained while you shop is no easy task for most of us… Am I, right girls??
Or….viceversa… How many ladies have been shopping with their man and just felt annoyed because you had absolutely no interested even visiting such places. This can be an issue for both sides, and China may have found the most perfect solution to our problem.
Inside Global Harbor Mall in Shanghai, they have installed glass box-like structures… The pod’s official name is “Husband Storage Pod”… From what I can tell, I’ll be honest there are a lot of names out there for these things. Each pod contains a large comfy chair, a monitor, and computer, a gaming pad, some even have a gaming system with a wide variety of games to choose from. You can also watch television & movies as well as listen to music.
While shopping can turn into an expensive venture… Using the Pods is not. “The Husband Pods” are completely free to use, at least for now while the testing remains in progress. Once the Pods have become a permanent fixture, a fee may be required.
The Pods have been out for public use for over a month now and have proven to be most popular with husbands waiting on their wives while they shop. Many of the men interviewed during testing hours said they really enjoyed the Pod but admitted there were still some kinks to work out.
I am sure some bugs need fixing but, this is a great idea, and it is only the beginning. Can you imagine this thing after all the testing is finished and it’s working in perfect order?? I mean this could be so useful to all of us at some point or another.
Now, one thing I have to admit, I could not deal with is a lack of air-conditioning. Some of the testers said that the air’s circulation inside the pod was less than satisfactory.
Female shoppers were also included in the testing trials… Most of their feelings we pretty mixed. About half loved it while the other half simply did not. Some of them women said they became worried that they would end up waiting for their husbands to finish their games even after they were done shopping… Other’s found it to be a way for them to shop till they drop.. without having to feel sorry for dragging their husbands around with them.
Overall feeling about the Pods is very mixed. There is a lot of room for improvement, and a lot of women have decided they would rather have their man there to carry the bags and keep them company. To each their own I suppose. Here’s a clip, giving us a little more insight as to how it all works…
What do you guys think about this “Pod” situation? Men… Do you love it? Gamer girls. Do you? Who thinks it could help your relationship and who thinks it would do more harm than good? I read a lot of women saying they would like to be supported during shopping as we all have to make sacrifices in our relationships. Personally, I don’t see any harm in it, and I am hoping they will be perfected soon and maybe will see some over here soon. I can also see it being something that moms could use to entertain their children, for teens that might be easier. Hopefully, either way, the Pod locks… I would assume there is a way to keep others out while you relax and game.
Let me hear your thoughts… I’m interested to see how you guys feel about this! Thanks so much for stopping by Ky’s Korner today… Let’s chat again very soon!!
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