Sunday, 7 August 2011


We went out for dinner with some friends last night to a restaurant with extremely low ceilings. Being 6' + I often bash my head on various low hanging obstacles, but in this place everyone was stooped over; I was on my hands & knees!, well almost.

It struck me this morning, why would anyone build ceilings that low in the first place. I know people are generally taller these days due to better health and diets but this was extremely low.

Any ideas?

BTW, the meal and the company was excellent

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Pup said...

If it was a very old building I think they were often built with dirt floors and then over the year people have laid concrete and floorboards and carpets and that just raises the floor a few inches - that and the fact that 5ft to 5ft6 was average height going back a few hundred years. Being a short arse myself I rarely suffer from banged heads :)

Mark Laker said...

ah ha good point, the dirt floors not you being a short arse.