A German, a Brit, an Aussie and a Canadian walk into a bar…
Sound like a bad joke? Well, that was my morning. And this bar was attached to a soft play area for toddlers complete with gym mats, climbing towers, a ball pool, and…
… hair dryers?
Seriously. These two hair dryers were plugged into the wall beside the ball pool. Not near the washroom, where you could perhaps imagine their use for drying one’s hands, or fluffing up your hair before you returned to your beer.
But beside the ball pool?
FYI, for the non-kid people. Ball pools don’t contain water, they contain balls. However, plugging in appliances within splashing distance wouldn’t be advisable regardless.
I was baffled. Would I be committing a major faux pas if I sauntered over and dried the coffee I just spilt down my front? Are they some kind of improvised ironing tool to gussy up the kids after extracting them from a bouncy toy?
Five women, four nationalities and not one of us had an explanation for wall mounted hair dryers at indoor playgrounds. And not one of us had the guts to ask the waitress either.
These things can keep a girl up at night? What would you do with a hair dryer at a bar/playground establishment?