You might be thinking; “why on earth is Susan posting pictures of her swimming bag on her blog?” Well I’m not trying to show you my preferred brand of shampoo or my fluffy black towel – I actually wanted to get a photo of the orange box that my stuff is sitting in. As we’ve been trying to fit in more sessions to the gym/pool recently (with some success – I’m now swimming between 1.5-2miles a week – wooot!), we’ve been trying out the different leisure centres in Fife (Yes, I know, we know how to have a good time!!). Most Leisure centres have the traditional coin operated locker system, but in the radical town of Glenrothes, there are no lockers, but massive orange boxes to fill with your personal belongings and then to hand in to a member of staff for safekeeping while you swim. Now when I first encountered this system last weekend I thought it was just plain weird, but now I think I like it. It feels like Fife Institute has rejected the traditional lockers in favour of keeping a little piece of a bygone, old fashioned era, like the age when people used to talk to their neighbours, or friends would pop round to your house unannounced Maybe that’s the optimist in me talking; the cynical side of me says that maybe Fife Council can’t afford new lockers. Anyway, I’m a fan of the Orange Boxes. I’m also a fan of the Kino Cinema in Glenrothes (my friend Donna will be very proud of all of these mentions as it’s her hometown) as it has sofas as standard – we went to see the new Pirates film last weekend and we were both loving space to sprawl on the sofas! Does anyone else have some unusual quirks that they’ve found in the places that they visit?
For another use of (cardboard) boxes entirely – check out ‘Little Boxes’ by Walk off the Earth – the song is currently used in promotion for a well known watery telecommunications company.