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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Nov 11, 2021 11:26:42 PM
Corporate Retail Outlets who self identify as Safe Spaces

Recently I was in wickes and I saw a sign saying "this branch of Wickes is a Safe Space. If you have any concerns about your safety please speak to a member of staff"

That's nice, in an inscrutable sort of way, thought I.

But then I saw an almost identical sign in Matelan. Is this a general trend now? What does it mean? In what ways does a chain store that is a Safe Space differ from unsafe chain stores?

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Dubris - 11 Nov 2021 23:52:32 (#1 of 10)

One would hope that all shops wanted to keep their customers safe. The wording feels clunky.

lapsedcat - 11 Nov 2021 23:54:43 (#2 of 10)

I enjoy taking my life into my own hands by frequently visiting Paperchase wherein dangers lurk aplenty

WombatDeath - 12 Nov 2021 00:01:36 (#3 of 10)

I wonder if some branches of Wickes are designated as unsafe spaces? I ran into a manticore in B&Q the other day and barely escaped with my life, so I can only applaud this new initiative.

FGBFGB - 12 Nov 2021 00:04:22 (#4 of 10)

I thought they were extinct.

carterbrandon - 12 Nov 2021 00:05:08 (#5 of 10)

#3: B&Q is a good starting point if you are in need of a man to corbel.

GyratingTrampoline - 12 Nov 2021 00:21:47 (#6 of 10)

Here you go

https://m.facebook.com/Wickes.co.uk/photos/4167285
139949500/


Dunno about when I start speeding around the place with an overloaded trolley

GyratingTrampoline - 12 Nov 2021 00:23:37 (#7 of 10)

How can it be safe for everyone, given that one customer might be a threat to another customer. Its like the fox/chicken/bag of corn puzzle

widenation - 12 Nov 2021 01:41:01 (#8 of 10)

The sign means if you come into the store as a place of refuge, that will be cool with the staff, who will be happy to address your concerns, surely.

widenation - 12 Nov 2021 01:41:31 (#9 of 10)

Unless you're homeless possibly.

CarlosFandango - 12 Nov 2021 06:38:47 (#10 of 10)

I daresay.

Although it makes no sense at all to prevent the homeless from purchasing building materials.

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