Sunday, April 27, 2008

Three cheers for lawyers?

Here's a shot taken in France at a shopping mall. Note the emergency exit door locked by thick chain and padlock.

This is not uncommon, according to my brother.

We noticed it also when leaving a friend's apartment building. We had to leave through two doors, both electrically operated via a button to exit. None of the push bars to exit that are standard in America.

Is this ease of exit in case of fire a good byproduct of our litigious society here in America?

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