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Paired Museums

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Careful observation has led us to the inevitable conclusion that there are certain types of museum that are inexplicably unpopular with a high proportion of human females.

These tend to include anything to do with aviation, cars, motorcycles, tanks, steam locomotives, weapons, engineering, or chemicals.

It turns out that "going in anyway to spend hours tramping round looking at boring bits of old metal" while she is left to fume and fester in the car is not a good idea. Although there is a blessed absence of conversation all the way home, it eventually becomes apparent that a small tactical error may have occurred.

We therefore suggest most strongly that from now on, all museums specialising in Bloke things are obliged to be paired with another museum of equal dimensions that women will find interesting, diverting and attractive.

8th of 7, Apr 13 2015

Fieseler Fi 156 http://en.wikipedia...iki/Fieseler_Fi_156
" It remains famous to this day for its excellent STOL performance" [8th of 7, Apr 28 2015]

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       Interesting idea. Delivery could do with less gender assumptions. However, being dragged to things is one of the best ways to discover new stuff that you might not have thought you'd like. So I can see pros and cons.
the porpoise, Apr 13 2015
  

       // less gender assumptions //   

       We assure you that our data is verifiable, repeatable, evidence-based and fully validated for a statistically significant sample. We are merely stating known and provable fact.   

       // being dragged to things is one of the best ways to discover new stuff that you might not have thought you'd like //   

       "Oh look, more bloody aeroplanes. I suppose they're going to be exactly the same as the aeroplanes in every other bloody aviation museum I've had to trudge round ? No, they're not different, they're all exactly the same. No, I don't care if you'll pay for me to come in and sit in the cafe. No, I don't want anything to eat or drink. No, I'll just stay here in the car. Go on, go with your boring nerdy mates, and enjoy yourself, staring at endless identical metal things and muttering. Oh, I'll be fine. I brought my Kindle. Go on, shove off".   

       // So I can see pros and cons. //   

       So can we. That's why we posted the idea.
8th of 7, Apr 13 2015
  

       I would suggest that the reverse is equally true. While I did go to the "Quilt Museum" in my current home town of my own free will, it's not an experience I want to repeat.
MechE, Apr 13 2015
  

       Better yet, paired with another aviation museum.
FlyingToaster, Apr 13 2015
  

       Am I the only one who has noticed the pachyderm in the conservatory here? [8th] has a Significant Other?? A female one? Biped? Sighted?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 13 2015
  

       Sorry that you think this way [8th]. I pretty much like all that stuff labeled *guy stuff*. I certainly agree with [Ian] about the shops, though!
xandram, Apr 13 2015
  

       [MB]. Hahaha. 8th is still blissfully ignorant of the *other* sex.   

       If I didn't want to go and look at tanks, I'd go off and do my own thing which doesn't include sewing, quilting or shopping come to that!
po, Apr 25 2015
  

       But why wouldn't you want to go and look at tanks ... ?   

       Are there aeroplanes to look at or something ?
8th of 7, Apr 25 2015
  

       I don't think Borg come in genders.
Voice, Apr 26 2015
  

       No, we don't. But if we did, we would be the sort that are interested in aviation, cars, motorcycles, tanks, steam locomotives, weapons, engineering, or chemicals.   

       // EGLC //   

       Nicer approach to fly than Kai Tak, but not much.
8th of 7, Apr 27 2015
  

       // Nobody actually tells you it’s going to be water on both sides. //   

       They didn't mention that you'll be looking up at people hanging out their washing, either.   

       Preferred equipment for an approach to LCY would be a Fieseler Storch <link>, or possibly a Harrier ...
8th of 7, Apr 28 2015
  
      
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