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Convert a large supermarket into a maze with rescue grab system
Most shops want their customers to stay for as long as
possible, so why not shift all those isles around to create a
nifty convoluted maze? Bemused customers would assemble
the centre of the maze and refer to key products for vital
orientation purposes "Turn left at the sardines, then second
left at unsalted butter, ignore the lard and take the third
right when you see the yellow pack fly-paper" might be a
typical conversation. Those who get totally lost and call for
help would be rescued by being scooped up using an arial
grab, in a giant version of that rip-off kiosk game where you
get to lift up stuff and carry it about, before dropping it.
||I think Wal-Mart first pioneered this idea a while back.
||In the early 80's some of the lower priced "no frills" types supermarkets arranged the aisles in a zig-zag maze pattern so that the customers would only have to go through the entire store only once. By arranging the store in this "one pass" configuration customers would follow the arrows on the floor so they knew which direction to go in.
||Have one map in the middle, and show the whole maze...
It'd be hard to remember the directions, though...