Archive for the ‘LBP’ Category

Definitely Better on Paper!

August 10, 2011

A place I frequent purchased several of those satellite controlled atomic clocks with the idea that they would keep better time and not require the arduous re-setting twice a year at the time change.  Well, it doesn’t quite work that way. The clocks are evidently stuck in some temporal rift which doesn’t correspond to our reality, they are almost always an hour off even though they are set to our time zone.  When the secretary sets it to the correct time, it re-sets itself over night to be an hour off again.  Seems to me it would have been simpler to just buy a normal battery operated clock and re-set it twice yearly.

Rest Stop Soap Dispenser

August 20, 2010

We recently visited Williamsburg Virginia. On our way there I encountered what can only be described as an LBP a a rest stop in Delaware.  The sink had one of those faucets and soap dispensers which activated by motion. Trouble was that the soap dispenser was badly positioned. As I rinsed my hands, it would activate and the soap kept squirting into the sink.  Kind of wasteful.


February 19, 2010

An LBP is anything which in reality isn’t very efficient, useful, or sensible, but which probably looked like a great idea on the drawing board, I.E. on paper. LBP is my abbreviation for ‘Looked Better on Paper’ and I attribute it to anything which just doesn’t work like someone might have expected.

The one that occurred to me this morning is the new, modernized Monopoly game where all the prices and money are corrected for inflation. All the properties are changed too, being the result of polling the public. The part about it that just doesn’t work for me is all the added zeroes to the money.  Just try doing subtraction in the millions of dollars to make change on the fly!

I like Monopoly, even the special ones that my daughter has, such as My Little Pet Shops, but the new modernized one is a big LBP.